Theoretics is a five piece livetronica band from Seattle, WA known for their well crafted instrumentals and collaborations with highly respected Northwest vocalists. They continue to be known for their energetic live shows and ability to blend programmed and live elements seamlessly during their performances.
In January of 2015 they released their seven song EP "Fugue State" which features soulful, sci-fi tinged instrumentals and guest appearances from vocalists Maiah Manser and Hanna Stevens. After grabbing the attention of 90.3 FM KEXP DJ John Richards, he invited them onto his widely listened to show John in the Morning, which helped expand their sound outside the Northwest. They then began work on their next EP "Medusozoa Earth," another work to featuring their unique instrumental sound and this time featuring vocalists Whitney Lyman & Tazlyn Gue. In 2016, they released two singles "Passionate Paradise" and "Nightwalker," which were written up on both City Arts and AXS.com, before releasing "Medusozoa Earth" on November 4th.
The core group of the band is Adam Gross (drums), Arthur Brown (saxophone), Ben Krulewitch (rhodes/lead synth), Cameron Peace (guitar, synth) and Birch Pereira who plays bass, synths and produces for the band.
Born out of a trip hop group called Vunt Foom that formed at the University of Washington back in 2006, the band has gone through several structural changes. From 2008 to 2013 the band was fronted by emcees Mark Hoy and Chimaroke Abuachi and was primarily a live hip hop band. They performed at large festivals throughout the Northwest, including Sasquatch, Bumbershoot and The Capitol Hill Block Party as well as packed clubs like the Showbox, Crocodile, and Neumos. The band produced four highly acclaimed music videos with director Garret Gibbons (Higher, Go and the steampunk classic Jekyll and Hyde) and "Lights On" with Casey Sjorgen.
Originally a staple in the Seattle Hip Hop scene, Theoretics returned to their instrumental roots on their 2015 EP "Fugue State", brandishing synths, drum machines and beats production indicative of their move into the livetronica realm. Their second release "Medusozoa Earth," features more evocative, synth driven instrumentals and pop collaborations with vocalists Whitney Lyman and Tazyln Gue.
"KILLER. Love this and the project." - John Richards, KEXP
"They have found a way to mesh a variety of genres including hip-hop, funk, soul and electronica to seamlessly blow the roof off any venue they step foot in…” - SSG Music
New songs and collaborations from Soul to Hip Hop
"Theoretics are one of the hardest working bands in Seattle. Lately, they’ve been putting out a song a month – all of them high quality. This latest, “Exit Signs (ft. Maiah Manser)” is no different. It’s always fun to hear how a new vocalist treats an instrumental beat from the Theoretics, whether it’s the beautiful-voiced fluttering Manser or the pointed rapper, Grynch." The Monarch Review
"Nighwalker feat. Whitney Lyman" - City Arts Magazine
"Seattle Band Beats Up Bladerunner Vangelis Theme" - The Stranger
"The Robert Glasper Experiment with Theoretics, DJ Topspin" - Seattle Music Insider
"Theoretics headline Conscious Culture Festival" - The Omak Chronicle
"Shows Worth Seeing" - No Cover Seattle
"Top Ten Soul Bands" - D-List Magazine
"Three Songs Head to Head" - The Monarch Review