Dungeonesse is an American collaboration between songwriter and producer Jon Ehrens (White Life, Art Department), and singer Jenn Wasner (Wye Oak, Flock of Dimes) out of Baltimore, Maryland. The project was born through Ehrens' and Wasner's mutual love for Top 40 and R&B and the mechanics behind a hit song. The pair began creating songs long-distance between Los Angeles and wherever Wasner was touring. The group signed to the independent record label Secretly Canadian in 2012, and since have released one single, "Drive You Crazy" b/w "Private Party." Their self-titled debut album was released by Secretly Canadian on May 14, 2013.
According to Ehrens and Wasner, the music is equally focused on sonic choices and lyrics. The songs have been heavily influenced by the music of the 1990s, as both members of the duo call themselves "90's children."Sendra, Tim (2013-05-14). "Dungeonesse - Music Biography, Credits and Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-05-19. "Dungeonesse". Secretly Canadian. Retrieved 2013-06-03. "Dungeonesse: Not your average Baltimore buzz band". Usatoday.com. 2012-12-11. Retrieved 2013-05-19.
2012: Secretly Canadian
Jon Ehrens and Jenn Wasner began collaborating on music remotely when Wasner was touring with another group. In late 2012, the duo signed to Secretly Canadian. They released their first single, "Drive You Crazy" b/w "Private Party" and announced their debut album's scheduled 2013 release.
In early 2013, Dungeonesse announced the official release date of their debut album, Dungeonesse, as May 14, and allowed fans to stream another single from the album: "Shucks." Later in the year, they shared another new track called "Nightlight." The album became available for pre-order in April. The duo also spent time in 2013 creating remixes for fellow artists, such as John Grant's "Black Belt" and Cayucas's "Cayucos.""Dungeonesse". Facebook. 2012-12-04. Retrieved 2013-05-19. Cite error: The named reference AMG was invoked but never defined (see the help page). Trevor Smith. "Dungeonesse Release "Shucks" Off Its Upcoming Self-Titled LP". Cmj.com. Retrieved 2013-05-19. "New Track: Dungeonesse – “Nightlight”". Pop Press International. Retrieved 2013-05-19. "Cayucas - "Cayucos" (Dungeonesse Remix) | Listen". Earbuddy. Retrieved 2013-05-19.