Warren Dunes - Welcome To Warren Dunes EP

Release date: 4.19.19




Label: self-released

Genre: indie pop / indie rock

Hometown: Seattle, WA

Influences: Harry Belafonte, Radiohead, Michael Franti & Spearhead

Sounds like: Best Coast, Combat Bicycle Club, tUnE-yArDs, Matt & Kim


June 20th // Seattle, WA - KEXP 90.3 In-Studio (6pm)

July 25th // Chicago, IL - Martyr's

July 26th // New Buffalo, MI - New Buffalo Public Library

July 28th // Michigan City, IN - Tap House

August 1st // South Bend, IN - Ignition Music

August 2nd // Kalamazoo, MI - Shakespeare's 

August 3rd // Detroit, MI - PJ's Lager House

August 7th // New Buffalo, MI - Music In The Park

August 10th // Portland, OR - Alberta Street Fair

August 14th // Bellevue, WA - Out To Lunch

August 21st // Seattle, WA - Summer Sounds 

August 30th // Bellingham, WA - Aslan Brewing Company


Brothers Jared and Dominic Cortese spent their youth running through the shifting sands of Warren Dunes State Park in Southwest Michigan. In Warren Dunes, their band with Julia Massey, they chart new realms of musical fantasy with contagious joy.

Drawn together by their shared love of live performance, Julia and the Cortese brothers decided to form a true family band. The name came easily; “Warren Dunes is the place where we first really experienced wonder and raw inspiration” explains Dominic.That sense of wonder and inspiration pervades the music Julia, Jared, and Dominic make as Warren Dunes. They are happiest together on stage, moving and flowing as synchronous aspects of a greater whole. That grace and delight comes through in their recorded work, telegraphed transparently to the listener. A cohesive statement, unique yet instantly recognizable, Welcome to Warren Dunes slides seamlessly from delicate post-punk explorations to anthemic, sing-along pop built on a foundation of arena-worthy choruses. Self-assured yet free of bombast, Welcome to Warren Dunes is an art-pop dreamscape of unapologetic fun.


“Warren Dunes .... landed their new CD at number one on the CD charts!”
Sonic Boom Records | Full Article

“A slinking piece of Caribbean funk pop with big choruses and groovy rhythms.”
Under The Radar Magazine | Full Article

“Beachy indie-pop and nimble psych riffs perfectly timed for a spring release.”
Seattle Times | Full Article

“The melodic Warren Dunes, featuring front woman Julia Massey (who plays two keyboards at the same time), put it all back together with thoughtful storytelling lyrics and warm musical tones.”
The Seattle Weekly | Full Article

‘Music that’s warm and loving, kind and patient, welcoming and enlightening.”
KEXP | Full Article

“This supergroup produces philosophical pop music for the hungry heart and mind.”
Northwest Music Scene | Full Article




Press: Ever Kipp | ever@tinyhuman.com
Chloe Nightingale | chloe@tinyhuman.com

Booking: Julia Massey | juliamassey@gmail.com

General: warrendunesband@gmail.com