The Aces slide in under the radar


Ashley White

The Aces is an amazing under-the-radar all-female vintage pop band. When My Heart Felt Volcanic dropped April 6, 2018, and they immediately caught the attention of the popular band 5 Seconds Of Summer, resulting in The Aces joining the guys on tour this fall.  

The Aces is made up of lead-singer and guitarist Cristal Ramirez, guitarist Katie Henderson, bassist McKenna Petty and drummer Alisa Ramirez. In the music industry, bands as unique as this one don’t come along very often. The electronic and vintage vibe of the songs is soothing but at the same time invigorating.

“You can come get all your t-shirts, cause I don’t like the way I look in them. And just like that, there’s nothing left of you.” ~Just Like That

The lyrical content is gorgeous and the synth and guitar really shape the album. The songs are each relatable and unique in their own way, and I can’t name one I dislike. A few of my favorites include “Waiting For You,” “Just Like That,” “Fake Nice,” “Put It on the Line,” and “Strong Enough.”

“All you do is take, take, take, take, take like a river swallowing up who’s in your way. All you do is talk, talk, talk, talk, talk really thinking that it won’t get back to me.” ~Fake Nice

The album is also aesthetically pleasing. From the album cover to the style of music, it has a theme that sticks and separates this group from most popular bands.

“You’ve kept me sleepless every night. I swear this is the last one. Trying to brush you off but you keep stumbling into my songs.” ~Last One

The overall feeling of the album and the rhythm is soothing and happy. I’d definitely recommend When My Heart Felt Volcanic to anyone who enjoys vintage vibes and pop music.