Music — February 9, 2016 12:58 — 1 Comment

Three Songs To The Head vol. 39

Hello and welcome back to Three Songs to the Head where we share three songs that moved us, three songs we love, three songs we can’t get out of our heads! Today, we’re featuring the Country Lips, Sundae + Mr. Goessl and Madness Blooms. Enjoy!


There are lots of great things to do in Seattle, especially if you’re a fan of music. One of those great things is to go to the Little Red Hen in Greenlake and catch the Country Lips play three sets on the long, skinny LRH stage. You’re transported to another place and time instantly – an era with saw dust on the floor and 10-gallon hats on everyone’s head, where a shot of whiskey always comes with a beer. While I could pick one song from the new Country Lips record, Country Lips Live at the Little Red Hen, I will just link to the entire album and have you enjoy it as much as I do.

Oh, that’s Billie Holiday. Or is it Ella? Oh no, sorry, it’s Les Paul and Mary Ford. Wait, what? That’s a contemporary voice and guitar player? And they’re from Seattle? This is the thought process I go through every time I hear Sundae + Mr. Goessl, the husband and wife duo who kill the jazz guitar, sultry-voiced sway. And their song, “Love Me Or Leave Me,” is no different. The duo have a record coming out soon, so whet your appetite with this jam.

Madness Blooms is a new band for me, but their song, “Own It All,” reminds me of one of my favorite groups, Rilo Kiley. There is a distinct darkness to the music but the brightness from lead singer, Meghan Sinoff, coats the music with something hopeful – like a bird singing on a branch as the winter turns into spring.


Jake Uitti is a founding editor of The Monarch Review.

One Comment

  1. Mary b hart says:

    Megan Sinoff’s voice is heavenly! Her lyrics and music spectacular, I love At Sea and Over- the same release

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