Posts tagged “The Black Tones”

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: “A Bear Named Sue” by Vanna Oh

Vanna Oh! Bear Named Sue

“I put him in my pocket, saved him for another time…”

Vanna Oh is a local Pacific Northwest musician whom I’m deeply ashamed to admit I had never heard of until this week. I heard of them thanks to Eva & Cedric Walker (of The Black Tones) and their new music video show called Video Bebop on The Seattle Channel! Thanks, Walker Twins!

So anyway, Vanna Oh simply shreds and I absolutely adore this song and the resultant video, which does great things with primary colors and also with film speed. Partake and be pleasured:

You have now been pleasured!

Categories: Music, Videos, Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Wednesday, 8 January 2020

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: “Mama! There’s a Spider In My Room!” by The Black Tones

The Black Tones: Mama! There's a Spider In My Room!

“I’m just trynna go to bed…”

For this first Wednesday Listening Pleasure of 2020, I go back to late Summer of 2019 when local Seattleites The Black Tones appearead live on KEXP. Singer Eva Walker and her brother, drummer Cedric, have created one of the best local bands in existence right now.

Eva’s booming voice filters through Stevie Nicks by way of Joan Jett, with rounded, sliding notes that end in a delicious, warbling vibrato that has hints of Billie Holiday bubbling under the surface. “Mama! There’s a Spider In My Room!” is my favorite track from The Black Tones’s album, Cobain & Cornbread. Partake and be pleasured:

You have now been pleasured for the first time in 2020!

Categories: Music, Videos, Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

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, 28 November 2018

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: “Woman in Black” by The Black Tones

She actually IS dressed in black…

She actually IS dressed in black…

Sometimes you’re just in the mood for some good Seattle punk blues. So here’s The Black Tones live on Band in Seattle performing “Woman in Black.” Partake and enjoy:

Aaaah, yes, that’s the stuff.

Want some more? Yes, you do. So here’s the excellent mostly-instrumental “The Key of Black (They Want us Dead),” which includes a healthy dose of funk and some brief, timely, angry lyrics:

Congratulation! An enjoyment has occurred.

Categories: Music, Videos, Wednesday Listening Pleasure.