Jesse Washington was a screamo band from Melbourne, Florida.
Rudo, the mastermind behind Somberlain records was nice enough to hook us up with some information and reviews of Jesse Washington, as well as the Tunes... side of the Jesse Washington/Tunes... split.
Here's a short biography by Rich:
Tunes For Bears to Dance To/Jesse Washington Split
A review of the split by Rudo:
Letting go of the more sassy ventures of their earlier days, the tracks on here are fervent and deadly serious. Compared to the likes of Takaru and Reversal Of Man, the songwriting takes upon sharper edge, while still anointed in impassionate screams provided by the two vocalists. While the members continue on in promising bands, the last bit of Jesse washington's legacy is contained on this and it's safe to say it sufficiently let them go out with a bang.
On the other side of this record are two more songs by the ever mutating Tunes For Bears to dance to. Having now completely disposed of the more carefree exhuberations of their demo days, these two tracks deal with deceit - one pertaining to lies through advertisement, and one about George W. Bush. Tunes continue to evolve in the vein of the last record, experimenting with blast beats and unique vocal patterns. Ever dynamic, these two songs serve as a prequel of what's still to come as plans for a full length are composed.
This record was split with my friend Gustavo, who runs Dolores Records. Without him, this record would not have been actualized at all. It's his first release and the covers of his batch of the records are blue.