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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.
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)
2016 has been a WILD (for better and for worse ) year. Definitely wanted to sneak in my favorites lists though. Happy New Year everyone, can't wait to see you on the road soon 🎉
Albums: Solange “A Seat At The Table // M83 “Junk” // Deerhoof “The Magic” // Tim Hecker “Love Streams” // David Bowie “Black Star” // Beck “Sea Change” *finally re-issued that record on vinyl!*
Podcast: Malcolm Gladwell “Revisionist History”
TV show: Westworld
Movie: The Lobster
Book: “Between The World & Me” Ta-Nehisi Coates
Guitar Amp: @bensonamps 2x12 Chimera
Guitar Pedal: @harbenaudio "Synesthesia Drive”
PETER'S TOP TEN RECORDS OF 2016.
Solange-- A Seat at the Table
Daniel Lanois--Goodbye to Language
Deep Sea Diver--Secrets
Think it's weird to add your own band to your list? You try spending thousands of hours and thousands of dollars instead of buying a house on something you think is valuable and try to not feel real attachment to it at the end of the year, ya stinkers.
// WE HAVE NEW 2017 TOUR DATES FOR YOU! \\ Any requests for songs that you haven't heard us play yet from our albums? Tickets are selling fast for these so make sure you get yours in advance.
TIX for all shows: www.thedeepseadiver.com
You've been asking us when we will hit the east coast // mid west again, and we finally get to give you an answer. 2017 tour dates with our pals Colony House just announced! There's nothing we can stress more than getting your tickets in advance, these dates are selling so quickly. TIX www.thedeepseadiver.com
What the what???? We are so honored to be listed on Sonic Boom Records best selling albums of 2016 alongside Bon Iver Angel Olsen Radiohead Wilco and of course Queen B Beyoncé. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT EVERYONE. What a year... xoxo
Just a few more hours left to pick up some merch for 20% off! Heads up, beanies are almost sold out!
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