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  • #53566

    Unseen
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    The Warning’s Dany and Pau are in the top 10  Best Mexican Female Singers list, and Dany is #1!!!

    #53627

    PopeBeanie
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    This voice teacher/reactor calls her reaction “emotional”, and I don’t think she’s faking it. She started with TW from third grade level and jumped right to a post-grad level in under 20 minutes. (That’s my lame metaphor.) Maybe it was too much, too quick, but I like when reactors unexpectedly tear up.

    #53628

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    @ PopeBeanie

    Yes, I saw that one the other day and almost posted it myself.

    #53688

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    Freeze the Fall is a Canadian rock trio showing a lot of promise and getting a fair amount of interest from The Warning fans. However, despite doing at least two covers of TW songs, they might want to emulate TW in various ways. First, drop the fussy fiddly wardrobe, girls. It’s a distraction. Drummer guy…the mask? come on! And get a new audio engineer. Your mixes are murky and your voices are so highly processed that they only way you’ll ever reproduce them live is by lip-syncing to the original recording. It’s often hard to distinguish them from the instrumentation.

    All lessons you could learn from TW.

    That said, they are attractive kids (still 15 and 16, I believe) and the drummer and bassist are exceptionally talented musicians. The lead singer/guitarist is charismatic and if you watch some of their live shows, they are coming along when it comes to stage presence, which TW has in spades.

    Here is their new release (official video came out today):

    #53689

    Unseen
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    Things people get wrong about The Warning that I have to straighten them out on.

    Now and then I’ll hear a reactor say something like “I’d like to hear Dany take more solos.” I explain that Dany simply doesn’t take guitar solos, if what you mean is an on-the-fly original solo like Eric Clapton took on the song Crossroads or that Jimmy Page did on Good Times Bad Times.

    When Dany seems to take a small solo, it’s not a solo. Listen to the same song from a different concert and you’ll find she plays it exactly the same note for note. This is why I call them guitar breaks not guitar solos.

    Can she take a true solo? I’m sure she can, but The Warning’s project isn’t to impress other musicians (though they all are impressive). Their project is to play their songs note for note as their audience remembers them, as closely as possible, every single time.

    Here’s a video supposedly of Dany’s best guitar solos, but if you have listened to The Warning’s songs as much as I have, you’ll know exactly which note is coming next from the other time or times you’ve heard the song:

    The same is true of Pau on drums. No drum solos in the band’s music. She did a guitar “duo” with another female drummer and performed extemporaneously, but that doesn’t happen during their songs. Once again, note for note the same every time they play in concert.

    Here’s the aforementioned duo and as you watch, notice how young she looks. She’s pitted against a far more experienced and schooled drummer, but gives a good account of herself. That she’s having a bit of a hard time (her “tell” is biting her lip as she plays) may be due to the absolutely nutty time signature of 15/16. A rock drummer like Pau plays almost exclusively in 4/4:

    I’ve also heard reactors comment that their songs are “short” and “could be longer.” Well, they are committed to a three-to-four minute traditional radio air play length, which is fine with me.

    To understand what The Warning is, they need to be compared with the band many would call the GOAT of guitar rock bands, The Beatles. And I mean the earlier Beatles when they were just a rock and roll band, before they became arty and George Martin became a fifth Beatle, blurring the line between what was Lennon and McCartny and what was George Martin.

    I compare The Warning not so much with The Beatles band but more with the Lennon and McCartny songwriting collaboration. The Warning is a song composing machine, even more than Lennon and McCartny. There were some fillers on Beatles albums, especially as time went by. Some songs were little more than inside jokes.

    By contrast, one is hard-pressed to find anything even vaguely resembling a less than stellar effort starting with their Queen of the Murder Scene album. At this point, and starting maybe five or so years ago, they simply lost the ability to write a bad song.

    So, to summarize, one needs to judge The Warning on their terms. They are their own thing. They are not trying to be Cream, Rush, or The Beatles.

    They are The Warning and they are on their way to becoming the very best guitar rock band of all time, based on their unmatched consistency in writing great songs and reproducing them in their live concerts.

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    #53702

    Unseen
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    The Warning released a lyric video of another song from their upcoming Keep Me Fed album:

    #53710

    Unseen
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    This is one of the main reasons The Warning has such a devoted following: It’s not just who they are on stage, which is a perfectly-rehearsed band with a commanding presence exuding expertise and confidence, it’s their offstage personae. In their more everyday life videos, they are just a bunch of humble, self-effacing, surprisingly ordinary girls.

    They put up more offstage videos falling into several categories like Funny Moments, concert aftermovies, miscellaneous topics (I remember Pau baking a cake in one and another where she and Ale sing karaoke), and of course they all do solo “Day” videos: Pau Day, Ale Day, and Dany Day. I think they may do one or so each week devoted to the sister of the week (I could be wrong about the frequency, but they are frequent). What happens on these days is open but Dany will sometimes answer questions from fans and sometimes, as here, perform.

    What’s noticeable and charming is how much Dany is not acting like a rock star but seems far more approachable maybe even a wee bit lacking in self-confidence. A far cry from the Dany we see on the stage, who has a powerful voice and a a commanding stage presence.

    Here, see what I mean:

    #53743

    Unseen
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    Interesting analysis of the song Error which opens with a series of ones and zeroes. Turns out, they actually mean something. Find out what:

    #53781

    PopeBeanie
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    Humble, fun, talented, creative, technical, professional, not a lame song out of over a hundred. I still get goosebumps, now even before the actual goosebumpy part because I know when it’s coming.

    I ran into a one minute short, and just watched and re-watched it over a couple dozen times or so:
    https://youtube.com/shorts/f18lcHWri_M?si=OFZPG3PKnia-Ntg8

    #53790

    Unseen
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    The Warning is now in a position to hire opening acts. I expect they will use this capability to offer a hand up to up-and-coming musicians. Holy Wars will be opening for The Warning in coming days. I’m not sure which tour that will ne on just yet. I fully expect that the day will come when Freeze the Fall will open for them as well.

    #53953

    Unseen
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    Pau at age 13 (I think) singing an original song from their Escape The Mind EP for an audience of schoolmates I assume, since they are wearing school uniforms. All I can say is Wow, Just Wow!!!

    #53971

    Unseen
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    Japanese all-girl band cover’s The Warning’s song Sick:

    The venue looks rather small. Maybe it was staged to look like a club performance(?).

    #54004

    PopeBeanie
    Moderator
    #54010

    Unseen
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    @ PopeBeanie

    Too bad that link won’t display here, but it will run offsite if clicked on.

    Here is a Pau Cam from the last few weeks on their European tour:

    For me, the best recorded example of Pau’s genius is in the sleeper song from their Teatro Metropolitan concert. I’m talking about the song “23.” Here she sings and not just sings, but sings emotively and even heartbreakingly in the final verse which begins “Cross my heart and hope to die,” while playing a straight beat on top and a syncopated beat on the floor. Wild! She’s fuckin’ musical genius (and of course that isn’t limited to her drumming).

    #54011

    Unseen
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    TW just dropped another song from their upcoming Keep Me Fed album in an official video.

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