“I don’t have to worry about alligators in Seattle and I don’t have to worry about casual water in Florida,” Ken Griffey, Jr. once stated when asked about playing golf in the different climates. It’s a hard shake for the Emerald City; if it’s not rain, they’re almost always tagged with comments about the Space Needle, Nirvana, or coffee. There’s so much more to the area, though. Outside of its lush, green parks or pioneering food culture, the music scene has also evolved drastically since the ’90s. In addition to its lush if not nagging folk scene, there has even been an engaging hip-hop community, which includes the inimitable Shabazz Palaces. With that in mind, it’s a little troubling to hear Absolute Monarchs.