Juliet Tango
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Juliet Tango

Aberdeen, WA | Established. Jan 01, 2015

Aberdeen, WA
Established on Jan, 2015
Duo Rock Grunge


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"100 Bands in 100 Days Presented by Verity Credit Union — Day 3: Juliet Tango"

Hello and welcome back to the third day of our third annual year-end daily countdown, 100 Bands in 100 Days, where every day until December 31st, we’re showcasing a new band or artist you have to know about, presented by Verity Credit Union. Follow the #100Bands100Days hashtag on Twitter to stay on top of all the bands featured and make sure to follow Verity on Twitter as well. Some days the featured act could be an accomplished (but still definitively northwest) local musician that perhaps you haven’t been turned onto yet, and other times they could be a band with a small following that just hasn’t had their deserved time in the sun yet. Today our journey brings us to the underappreciated city of Aberdeen, WA, to highlight one of its most exciting fresh faces, Juliet Tango!

Envelope-pushing rock bands consisting of just two members seem to be all the rage these days, but few in our local scene carry the potential presented by up-and-comers Juliet Tango. With not much to their name besides a handful of individual tracks released earlier this year, the duo has proven themselves to be a band with a fire in their belly that will hopefully carry them far beyond their small-town beginnings. Listening to any song off their SoundCloud, old-school Seattle rock and grunge definitely play a huge part in the Juliet Tango formula. Distorted guitars and raw drumming are at the forefront of the duo’s music — even for being recorded in a basement, Ripley Ty’s drumming still comes through as being punchy and technical, with some nice drum breaks in particular on tracks like “Joker Smile.” The vocals, courtesy of frontman Joe Ty, are in-your-face as you might expect from a band of this type, but his vocals have a good control of melody, and his powerful delivery really sells these somewhat rough-around-the-edges rock tracks.
Despite being a somewhat newer face in our local rock scene, Juliet Tango’s pedigree is pretty impressive. Joe has been around the scene for a while, cutting his teeth on other bands whose styles have earned him spots opening for everyone from Tom Morello to David Allen Coe. Juliet Tango has been a name in many peoples’ mouths all throughout 2016 thanks to their ferocious live performances, both local and at huge events like South by Southwest. It’s rare you see such a new band have such a natural rise in popularity, but it’s also rare that you see a new band with as much going for them as Juliet Tango. With the promise of a debut studio album in the midst of recording, we’re waiting with baited breath to see what this band has to offer next. We imagine with enough momentum behind them, they’ll have all the ammunition to set our local scene on fire.
You can follow Juliet Tango on Facebook and Twitter, and sample their music either through SoundCloud orReverbNation. - Northwest Music Scene


Still working on that hot first release.



Juliet Tango is beautifully packaged dynamite. This guy & girl duo hail from the same soggy corner of the pacific northwest that that gave us Nirvana. While this has undoubtedly influenced their music, Juliet Tango has infused their sound with a melodic twist and an energy entirely their own.

Joe and Ripley Ty met in 2002 under a flickering streetlight at the corner of 4th and Washington Streets in downtown Olympia. Joe jokingly told the young Ripley right then that he would be her new best friend, unbeknownst to either of them how true the statement would eventually be.

Fast-forward a decade or so, and they crossed paths again on the same Olympia corner. Joe asked what Ripley wanted to do that night, to hear simply, “I want to go fast!” Joe lead the way to the 1968 Charger he had parked around the corner, and they have yet to slow down.

With a mutual love of music, mischief, and general dare-devilry, Juliet Tango was born.

Their new project kicked off with a harrowing 4000 mile journey to Austin, TX and back, in their barely running version of the A-Team van, to play at the South by Southwest music festival. Along the way they were met with every variety of obstacle one can meet with on the road, from car wrecks and blown radiator hoses to something that very suspiciously resembled quicksand and treated their van accordingly, but they couldn't be stopped (as referenced in The Guardian Online in March of 2016 http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2016/mar/20/sxsw-2016-festival-austin-performers). In Austin, and in multiple towns on the way home (from El Paso to Las Vegas), they captured the attention and praise of everyone they met. The crackling and infectious energy that Juliet Tango brings to every live performance is only a small part of what makes them loved.

Front man Joe Ty is a raw and natural talent who has opened for the likes of country legends David Allen Coe & Hank Williams III in previous projects and shared the stage with Anti-Flag and Tom Morello, amongst many others. He is able to seamlessly glide between all of the musical influences Juliet Tango draws from (everything from blues to outlaw country and grunge). This paired with how much the duo genuinely love what they do translates into an unforgettable performance experience and a set of well crafted and endlessly listenable music .

Juliet Tango just finished recording a short demo, and is currently working on their first full length album. 

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