Music — October 19, 2017 13:23 — 0 Comments

Three Songs To The Head vol. 48

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 Stereo Embers, Brakebill and Araless. Enjoy!

Robb Benson, lead singer for Seattle’s Stereo Embers, has one of the most distinct voices in the city. It’s big, bold and bright and the vocalist is able to shape it to whatever kind of song he’s undertaking. With his latest project, Benson is joined by Rock Tim DiJulio on lead guitar, Ben Brunn on bass and Cassady Laton on drums. The four make stadium rock as beautiful as a blossoming garden. Check out one of their latest here, and see them live Nov. 3 here.

Local producer, Brakebill, has produced tracks for may Emerald City rappers, including Monarch favorite, DoNormaal. His new track,” Two Weeks,” carries on the torch of excellent local hip-hop, introspective, emotions on the sleeve, weeping and wondering. Brakebill, one of the minds behind the BADDAD Collective, is someone to keep an eye – and an ear – on.

Araless‘s “Intertwine” is a throwback to the days of playful 90’s hip-hop. Some of the best rap tunes of that era had a sense of humor in the music or a slight smile to the eye of the lyricist. But while the flavor of the song is fun and bubbly, the tone and subject matter of bars is succinct and entreating. It’s an enticing new track from an enticing new artist.


Jake Uitti is a founding editor of The Monarch Review.

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