The Nine Tailors - a narrative-driven Indie Rock band from Seattle, WA

The Nine Tailors - a narrative-driven indie folk band a narrative-driven band.



Kurt Schuler – vocals, guitar, shoes, syntax, bus, ties…
Steven Hardin – drums, vocals, keys, coffee, shower, BBQ…
Zach Cartwright – bass, keys, tuba, couch, WOW…
Seth Moore – guitar, keys, bicycle, inspiration, scotch…


The Nine Tailors - a narrative-driven indie folk bandmerging in the summer of 2008, The Nine Tailors draws heavily on the literary influences of Southern Gothic writer Flannery O' Connor and Ernest Hemingway. Named for the traditional tolling of nine low-ringing bells following the death of a man in 18th- century England, long time acquaintances Steven Hardin and Kurt Schuler began forming their tight knit friendship in 2008 while pounding out haunting melodies in a makeshift practice space in a Greenwood garage.

Borrowing from the stark simplicity of cult favorites like David Bazan and Mark Kozelek, as well as the eccentric energy and lyrical phrasing of Modest Mouse, The Nine Tailors craft eerily beautiful songs that take you out towards the rugged coastlines and evergreens of the Northwest, to the desolation of the Pacific.

Whether journeying through the minds of strange sailors and fishermen, or the trailers of the Midwest where dogs lie chained to broken- down pick up trucks, you can be sure The Nine Tailors are one of Seattle’s up-and-coming indie folk acts worth checking out.



The Nine Tailors have made an EP that is as pleasing to the ears as it is edifying to the mind."


Listen to the full EP.

South Pacific (download free mp3)

She Waits (download free mp3)

The Sea