Jake Uitti

Artist Home Premiere: “Sing-A-Long” by Tilson XOXO

When Seattle-based hip-hop artist Tilson XOXO answered the phone, he immediately asked me a question: “What’s your favorite word to say?” I’d never thought about this before. But since I make a living asking other people personal and at times jarring questions, I responded. “Spaghetti.” Tilson laughed and said, “Okay, okay! I got you. Good….

The Best Songs I Heard in April 2019

Buckle up, dear ones. We’ve got 11 tracks for your ears that will put 11 separate smiles on your face. Songs that will summon up 11 different thoughtful ideas and 11 new ways to see the world. In an age when playlists are made everyday, this one is worth your listening hour. And if you…

The Best Songs I Heard in March 2019

With love, dear reader, I present to you five songs I hadn’t heard until this month and one I heard months ago but really want to bring to your attention now. The tracks range from sharp-tongued hip-hop to fuzzy rock to gentle lullaby to stoner Christmas song. I dig them all dearly and I hope…

The Best Songs I Heard in January 2019

One of the true joys writing about music offers is the chance to meet new musicians and bear witness to their creative evolutions. Over the years, I’ve seen café coworkers go on to sign record deals and tour the world. I’ve watched friends open for Hall of Fame rock musicians. And I’ve heard demos turn…

Artist Home Premiere: “Get Me,” by Lyle

The Seattle band, Lyle, has a new single out. Wait, who is Lyle? Great question. The band’s first show will be their first single release party on Oct. 12th at the Columbia City Theater. Why should you go? In short: Lyle is a seven-piece art-rock band with a sound that’s difficult to describe and a giant, collective…