Since its birth in October 2006, Isenheart has recorded a 6 track EP, been featured in local and international music/arts publishing’s, played all of the top local band competitions in Spokane, done multiple on-air radio shows and have their music played on these stations throughout the day.


“My name is Macarthur Rife. I play a number of various instruments, but, like so many other musicians, I found it easiest to express myself through acoustic guitar and vocals. This is not my attempt to be a star or to get big. It's not me trying to be something new. It's not even something I do for bragging rights. This is me trying to explain my view of some things that happen in my life. I have wrecked a few important relationships because I'm not really able to explain what I'm feeling... ever. I've found that the easiest, and closest thing to these feelings I can show, usually reveal themselves in my music. This is just way for me to show certain people out there exactly what goes on in my head. Thanks so much for the support.”
-Macarthur Rife (Talking about his new solo project after leaving a top local rock band)

This solo project evolved into the acoustic/alternative/indie band, Isenheart, after Mack released his solo CD and it quickly gained popularity online. Bryan Coats and Garrett Zanol were recruited for the effort and have truly taken the music to the next level. With Bryan’s Death Cab style drumming, and Garrett’s catchy riffs and edgy vocals, Isenheart’s music has gained a new dimension which has greatly accelerated their success. This group of 16 year olds is constantly learning, growing, and writing newer, better material.

Isenheart is largely influenced by Dashboard Confessional and Death Cab for Cutie, though we listen and love music of every genre.

Some of their accomplishments in the last 6 months include:

-Playing in both the RAWK Final Four and Spokane’s Bobfest; the 2 biggest local band competitions in the Spokane, WA area
-Acquiring a clothing sponsorship from Cuda Buffalo Apparel
-Having our music played on 92.3 FM and 89.9 Fm in Easten Washington, 88.3 FM in Idaho, and iRadio LA, the world's #1 and most listened to internet radio station
-Playing 4 live radio shows (more already scheduled in the future)
-Featured in the Lab International Underground Music Magazine as well as the Spokane Sidekick and other local publishings
-Worked with Joe Varela of Black Lab Studios (Rise Records, Innovative Records, Voicebox Records, Track 7 Records, and 4 out of 7 top regional bands) and released a 6 track EP March 2007
-Featured on 2 compilation Cd’s so far
-Currently planning a NW tour for summer ‘07

-Radio Stations-

"Thin Air Radio," Spokane, WA
As We Go, My Sign, Hide & Seek

"The Shoebox," Couer D'Alene, ID
As We Go, My Sign, Hide & Seek

"iRadio LA," World's Largest Internet Radio Station
As We Go

-TV Appearences-

KXLY's Goodmorning Northwest 06/09/2007


As We Go

Written By: Garrett Zanol

As we go, we won't take another step in your direction as we're walking to the cab to move away
(Don't walk away)
I was young, but not too you to have my heart break when I saw the bruises where your hands had clung
As I lay, watching arguments arise and hearing words that only grown-up people say
I was fed, not with forks but with these lies that made these feelings and these pictures in my head

Empty out a box of shoes, fill it with a pointless letter, and a knife that I'll probably never use
7 years and to think a simple gift will win me over after all my mothers tears
What a joke to think you write me out of but as I read I see the brown upon your nose
Let it be, I realize you're not a father, but a stranger who has donated his seed

As we walk away...
As we walk away we won't know your name

My Sign

Written By: Macarthur Rife

Whenever I sleep
I dream of monsters and keeps
The kind you'd never recognize
They couldn't touch you
No they couldn't touch me
Thats not to say they haven't tried
Safe in my arms
We will wish on stars
As we're soaking in the sky
My hands on your thighs
I can see my soul in your eyes
I feel like everything is all right
I feel like I am doing just fine
I'm pretty sure that this is my sign

Whenever I walk
I look for castles and beanstalks
For someplace better up above
I need a plan to get there
Direction I don't know where
That sounds better than what I've been thinking of
I know that you know
Though you don't let it show
My hands on your thighs
I can see my soul in your eyes
I feel like everything is all right
I feel like I am doing just fine
I'm pretty sure that this is my sign

You could take a bad mood
Throw it in a coma
Pick it up when it's down
And love it when it's over
I know that you know
When you see your soul in my eyes
I feel like everything is all right
I feel like I am doing just fine
I feel like this is my sign

You make me feel alright


The Isenheart E.P. (March 2007)

The Rawk Final Four Compilation 2007 (Single)

Bobfest 2007 Compilation (Single)

Mack's Solo Demo (June 2006)
-Made before Isenheart was formed

Set List

Our set lists vary with the type of show we are playing. For compeitions where we are only given 30 mins or so, we generally play 6-7 songs and get the crowd as involved as possible.

Our Basic List:
All Facts Aside
As We Go
Some Will Fall
Hide and Seek
My Sign
When Skies are Grey

When given more time, generally Mack and Garrett each scatter 1-2 solo acoustic songs throughout the entire set. We also add in any new music, and older full band songs such as "Tonight," and others.

When playing an acoustic set, or smaller show we play different versions of songs from our basic set, plus more solo acoustic songs.

Basic Acoustic Set:
My Sign (Different Version)
As We Go (Different Version)
Hawaii (Solo Plus Extras)
Hide and Seek (Different Version)
Things Could be Better (Solo)
I've Got Time to Kill and Feelings as Well (Solo)
All Facts Aside

We do not play or plan, to play any covers, though if a song is requested at a smaller show or party, w