The Long Ranger

The Long Ranger


The Long Ranger is the loving sexy brainchild of musician Ted Chen. With the help of sister Sylvia Chen and longtime friend Seth Thomas, The Long Ranger pumps out funky interstellar space harmonies laced with jet-pack beats that inspire double-duty booty shaking while dreaming of a better tomorrow.


The Long Ranger has brushed its shoulders off from humble beginnings in the dusty underground, flaunting a brand of saucy positivity that resonates with ears across multiple genres and continents. Compelled by the warmth that electronic sounds can bring, Ted writes songs that daydream about a digital future while remaining deeply rooted in the traditions of pop music. Equal parts Motown, Hoedown, and Get Down, their cocktail of influences is instantly identifiable yet charmed with an offbeat twist. With the heat and anticipation of a first kiss they pack it all into songs of love, longing, desire, and celebration - aligning hearts to beats on the dancefloor. Rhythms and melodies splash giddily into electronic puddles while they rock a party that will have listeners simultaneously laughing and crying and dancing into the future one two-step at a time.

The Long Ranger played their first show in the Summer of 2004. Known for their energetic performances (Ted often breakdances mid-set) The Long Ranger's popularity has taken off, flexing their mic steez and dance skills with many genre favorites such as The Go! Team, Jamie Lidell, Digitalism, Tegan and Sara, and Ghostland Observatory to name a few. They have also garnered the support of the Seattle music community. Local indie rock Belle-wethers, Three Imaginary Girls, has listed The Long Ranger on several accounts as personal favorites, and two songs "Rollerskates" and "Burnin" have been in rotation on KEXP, and KGRG. They were also nominated in The Seattle Weekly Best Of Awards for two categories - Best New Music and Best Electronic Group.


"The Long Ranger" - self titled album
"Shorty P" - EP

Songs that have received airplay:
"Dance With Me"
"Last Dance"

Set List

A typical set runs about 9 songs and lasts about 40 minutes:

1. Burnin'
2. 2By2
3. Noisebringer
4. Hypnotize
5. Last Dance
6. My Lady
7. Last Night
8. Dance With Me
9. Rollerskates