Posts tagged “Julia Massey”

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” by Eva Walker, Julia Massey, & Alaia D’Alessandro

"Won't You Be My Neighbor" by Eva Walker, Julia Massey, & Alaia D'Alessandro

These guys…

Three Seattle musical powerhouses, Eva Walker of The Black Tones, Julia Massey of Warren Dunes, and Alaia D’Alessandro of Tres Leches, have collaborated on a cover version of the Mister Rogers theme song. With twinkling pianos, sublime strings, and soaring harmonies, it is as delightful and pleasurable as you would expect:

Go grab a tissue to wipe your eyes. You have now been pleasured.

Categories: Music, Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: “Crosstown Villain” by Warren Dunes

Warren Dunes: Crosstown Villain

You might think it’s okay to pick and choose what you turn away from…

At long last, Warren Dunes (feat. Julia Massey) has released a new music video! An outcast-type character named “Ropey” is stalked by two shady-looking fellows (credited as “Detectives” in the video description).

There is a fantastic gag where one of the detectives flips up his dark glasses only to be wearing more dark glasses beneath them. This video also contains the greatest-ever twelve seconds of footage of any music video in the history of ever. Watch and be pleasured:

That’s right, one of the kids at the end of the video is my very own daughter! My daughter is a music video star! Huge shout-out to Julia et al., who have been so generous with my li’l girl. How many of you all have had a band write a song about your kid and also feature them in a music video??

Categories: Music, Videos, Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: “What Are We Waiting For” by Warren Dunes

I dunno. What ARE we waiting for, Julia?

I dunno. What ARE we waiting for, Julia?

Hey, folks, Warren Dunes (featuring Julia Massey) is finally FINALLY releasing their first album, appropriately entitled Welcome to Warren Dunes. To celebrate that fact, they recently released a new single from said album. It’s called “What Are We Waiting For” although there’s no question mark so I guess it’s a statement rather than a question? You can listen to it here.

Also to celebrate the release of the album, Warren Dunes is having, appropriately, an album release show! This Saturday night! With Cumulus and AIAIA!

Be sure to clock-out before you leave work…

Be sure to clock-out before you leave work…

Details:
Warren Dunes Album Release (Eventbrite)
Saturday, April 6th, 9:00 PM
@ Clock-Out Lounge
4864 Beacon Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108 (map)
21+, $12-$15 (tickets)

We’ve got a babysitter! We’ll be there! SO CAN YOU!

Categories: Concerts/Shows, Music, Seattle, Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: The Debut of “Come Find Me” by Warren Dunes

You Know These Guys

These guys again!?

Warren Dunes feat. Julia Massey are releasing a new single at a single-release show this Friday. But you can listen to it here before then if’n it pleases ye:

Oh, that single-release show? Here is the info:

Details:
Warren Dunes / Dweller on the Hill / Mirror Ferrari (Barboza event)
Friday, May 4th 7:00 PM
@ Barboza
925 E Pike St, Seattle, Washington 98122 (map)
$10 (Adv) $12 (Door), 21+

Show Show Show!

Show Show Show!

Oddly enough, I will not be seeing you at this show. I’m going to be going to a different show in a different part of Seattle that very night! More on that tomorrow…

(Via KEXP)

Categories: Concerts/Shows, Music, My Famous Friends, Videos, Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Monday, 26 March 2018

My Famous Friends: Julia Massey Talks Warren Dunes on the Radio!

Julia Massey (of Warren Dunes and The Five Finger Discount fame) was recently interviewed on the “Locals Only” show on 107.7 the End! They played two Warren Dunes songs and one FFD song. You can listen to the whole thang rightchea!

GOOD JOB LISTENING TO THAT YOU SHOULD FEEEEL SO PROOOOOUD!

Categories: Music, My Famous Friends.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: New Warren Dunes!

You Know These Guys

You Know These Guys

Warren Dunes, the supergroup that exists when you mash together the two best Seattle bands in existence right now: Julia Massey & the Five Finger Discount and Electric NoNo (though drummer Dom Cortese already played for both groups, so it’s really not that much of a stretch), has released an official single!

You want to listen to it? No, no, no, that shouldn’t be a question. You WANT to listen to it:

There’s also a very nice interview over at Artist Home, so you should read that. It includes the very exciting tidbit that a full Warren Dunes EP album is coming this October!

Categories: Music, My Famous Friends, Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

#welcometowarrendunes

It's not just a park in Michigan anymore...

It’s not just a state park in Michigan anymore…

Last Friday, Carrie & I were honored to be on a very short guest list of a very private show in Seattle: the debut of the brand-new supergroup Warren Dunes.

Warren Dunes is the smooshing together of Seattle stalwart bands Julia Massey and the Five Finger Discount and Electric NoNo. This turns out not to be too difficult of a feat, since Electric NoNo is only a two-man band, and drummer Dom Cortese is also the drummer for JM+FFD. So, basically, you take JM+FFD and add Electric NoNo guitarist Jared Cortese to it and voila you’ve got yourself a Warren Dunes.

First things first, though. This invite-only concert was held at Earwig Studios, the locale where the likes of Julia Massey, Electric NoNo, and Gentlemen of Leisure have laid down tracks. It also just happens to have an antechamber that is decorated to look exactly like the black lodge from Twin Peaks.

Opening act was the sweet acoustic stylings of Reggie Garrett:

Funk acoustic folk

Funk acoustic folk

You should really go check out his musics. Good stuffs.

Second act was the first-ever Seattle performance of my pals the Gentlemen of Leisure!

“If you are not a gentleman, then why are you alive?”

It was great to see them live for the first time. I was able to make an animated .GIF of ’em!

Gentlemen of Animation

Gentlemen of Animation

The headliners were, of course, Warren Dunes. Here’s their first-ever animated .GIF!

Warranimated Dunes

Warranimated Dunes. Wut.

I honestly expected the Warren Dunes sound to be more of a direct result of smooshing the Five Finger Discount and Electric NoNo together, but it was very heavily weighted towards Julia’s sound. Jared doesn’t even provide any vocals, which was very surprising. It sounded much like the Five Finger Discount plus an electric guitar.

Which is to say it sounded frikkin’ great. Just not at all what I was expecting.

You can hear the Warren Dunes sound in this video of them performing their song “War Cry” (recorded earlier, not at this show):

I’m excited to hear more of them! I just don’t wanna hafta wait for an album to come out! I = impatient for good musics!

Go, Julia, go! Shake out them tunes!

Go, Julia, go! Shake out them tunes!

Categories: Animated .GIFs, Concerts/Shows, Music, Videos.