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“Wide awake, and I’m chasing after you”—exclaims a breathless Jessica Dobson, singer and multi-instrumentalist of Seattle’s Deep Sea Diver. The lyric is one that best encapsulates the front woman’s bravado and fearlessness which dominates Deep Sea Diver’s forthcoming sophomore LP, Secrets—Out February 19th on their own High Beam records. In their desire to explore dualities, Deep Sea Diver urgently and deliberately move you from rock experimentation to dreamy soundscapes, Kraut-esque drum and bass grooves to angular danci-ness, and full fledged orchestration to bare bones simplicity. Dobson has the voice and authority to tie it all together, and turn it into a cohesive unit that soars yet remains beautifully delicate and intimate. Live, the band has received acclaim for their festival-ready power and presence, Jessica’s larger than life guitar hooks, and their cascading layers that build upon each other until they reach their explosive peak.
In late 2013, Dobson put in her notice to former Shins boss, James Mercer, in order to give full attention to her own musical vision. Mercer agreed, saying “I’ll miss you, but I give you my full support. You’ve gotta pursue Deep Sea Diver”. While much was gleaned from the experiences in her many years spent playing with top tier musical outfits (Beck, the Shins, Spoon, Yeah Yeah Yeahs,) something was brewing that demanded a sort of dedication and alertness that couldn’t be fully engaged while moonlighting as a side-woman for those greats. “Good thing too," noted Stereogum, "because Jessica is an incredible front woman.”
Recorded with Darrell Thorpe (Radiohead, Beck) and Luke Vanderpol at the Bank in CA, Jessica and band (comprised of husband Peter Mansen on drums, Garrett Gue on bass, and Elliot Jackson on guitar and synth) have together created an album that is colorful, energetic, and varied—with an emotional depth and pulsating charge that demands the listeners full attention. As she and Mercer sing together on Creatures of Comfort, “I’m in my own world”, the listener is brought in, and very content that this is the world that she has chosen and invited others into. Secrets is an album you will not want to keep to yourself.
currently in the van driving to driving to St Louis to start our U.S. tour, just reminiscing about how much fun we had at our 4 shows at The Sunset last week. Love you Seattle
Photo by Sean Willis
NEW YORK! Tickets for our Bowery Ballroom show w/ Colony House won't be around for much longer. We want to see you there, so go snag one before it's too late TIX: http://tinyurl.com/hmsgaj7
Today, Bandcamp is donating all of their proceeds to the ACLU to help combat the unconstitutional discrimination of refugees / immigrants. Please help support by purchasing music from their site. Here is a link to our albums, but there are also so many other fantastic bands that use bandcamp. We will be donating 100% of our digital sales as well on top of Bandcamps proceeds of any purchases made. xoxo http://tinyurl.com/ov7hz3y
Do we have any fans from Portland coming up to Seattle for our Thursday Sunset show this week? DM us if you interested in helping us out with a favor. xoxo
Cassette tapes of Secrets are back! These include a bonus track of our Mariah Carey cover of "Fantasy" Snag one at lolipop records store or come out to see us on tour, we will have 50 copies with us!
We just added our own Atlanta show to our Feb/March tour dates, can't wait to come back! We are so pumped for this tour, help us spread the word/ tag your friends, & make sure you get your tickets asap so you don't miss out! xo
We are hitting the road next month with Colony House and they just released their new album today. Congrats guys!! Check out our updated tour dates, and go listen to "Only The Only" xo
Oh my goodness....we just added another Seattle show at The Sunset on Feb 4th (1st 3 are already SOLD OUT) and there are only 40 tickets left!! Go get your tix before they're gone.
**EARLY SHOW** doors 5:30pm // we play at 6pm (no opener for this show)