The Mondegreens is a group of five Seattle-based musicians, carving out a niche in the cityʼs prolific indie rock scene, one that centers on wide dynamic swings and ever present three-part harmonies. The groupʼs two frontmen, David Friedlander and Russell Rabut, draw on over a decade of singing together, spinning harmonic webs across the peaks and valleys of the groupʼs vibrant sound, their voices as likely to combine over a selection from Neil Youngʼs back catalog, as a slacker rock anthem from their youth.
Raised in the college town of Chico, CA, original members, Friedlander (bass) and Rabut (guitar), founded the band amidst the throes of a 2013 Christmas party. Along with drummer, Scotty Jenkins, the group toured the western U.S. for three years, before leaving their hometown, in favor of Seattleʼs fertile ground. Since the relocation, the lineup has expanded to include accompanists, Joe Davis (guitar), and Noah Kapioski (keyboard), both of whom draw on classical backgrounds.
Over the last two years, The Mondegreens have shared a stage with everyone from Brothers Comatose and Jelly Bread to The Stone Foxes and The Donkeys, and tirelessly built audiences up and down the west coast. 2018 finds The Mondegreens back in the studio recording their eagerly awaited follow up to 2016’s A Passing Phrase, once again heading north to Phil Elverum’s (The Microphones, Mount Eerie) beautiful Anacortes, WA studio, The Unknown. Look for their new full-length album, summer 2018, and another full year of bringing their energetic brand of rock across the western US.