100 Bands in 100 Days Presented by Verity Credit Union — Day 2: Warren Dunes featuring Julia Massey

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Artwork by Seattle-area painter E.R. Saba

Music fans of the Pacific Northwest, get ready for our fifth annual year-end daily local music showcase, 100 Bands in 100 Days, where every day until December 31st, we’re showcasing a new band or artist you have to know about, once again presented by Verity Credit Union.

Make sure you are checking the #100Bands100Days hashtag at Twitter on a daily basis to stay on top of all the bands featured and be sure to follow Verity on Twitter and NW_Music_Scene as well. Some days the featured act could be an established and locally-adored northwest-based musician and other times they could be a band with a small following that just hasn’t had their deserved time in the sun yet. Either way, we’re fairly confident you can come away from this daily segment with plenty of new favorites. Today’s featured artist is Warren Dunes featuring Julia Massey.

About the band: 

Warren Dunes is a family band comprised of Julia Massey and Dominic Cortese (formerly of Julia Massey and the Five Finger Discount), and Jared Cortese (of Electric NoNo). This supergroup produces philosophical pop music for the hungry heart and mind.

Warren Dunes feat. Julia Massey is an evolution of Julia’s previous band Julia Massey & The Five Finger Discount, which built up an enthusiastic following in the Northwest with strong press, solid radio support, and a fun, compelling and very musical live show. The Dunes are a very musical trio with Julia on keys, Jared Cortese on guitar, Dom Cortese on drums and everyone on whatever musical instrument serves the song. The video for “Running For Cover” was produced by the innovative videographer, Geoff Gibbs, using an experimental animation style, is the first track to be released from the band’s forthcoming, as yet unnamed, EP, set for an early 2019 release. Warren Dunes is named after a beloved Michigan State Park where the Cortese brothers grew up playing music and having a good time with their friends.

We recently premiered the video below but we have to warn you it’s a catchy tune and will surely get stuck in your head for days. Not that it’s a bad thing though, it’s a great song and highlights Massey’s superior vocal chops.

Catch them live:

Warren Dunes featuring Julia Massey will be playing at the Seattle Aquarium Sept. 24. (Tonight) get show details HERE.



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Submissions for 100 Bands in 100 Days are still open to any Pacific Northwest band interested in submitting. If you would like to submit for a chance to be featured in this segment, consult this link for more information on how you can do so.

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