“Creatures Of Comfort” by Deep sea Diver

“Wide awake, and I’m chasing after you” – exclaims Jessica Dobson, singer and multi-instrumentalist of Deep Sea Diver. The lyric is one that comes of 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

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.

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.

Deep Sea Diver
(High Beam)

Track List:

1. Notice Me
2. Wide Awake
3. Creatures of Comfort
4. Secrets
5. Great Light
6. See These Eyes
7. Always Waiting
8. It takes a moment
9. Body on the tracks
10. New Day


09/04 – Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot Festival
09/06 – Eugene, OR – HiFi Music Hall
09/07 – Bend, OR – Volcanic Theater
09/08 – Redding, CA – The Dip
09/09 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore*
09/11 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theater
09/12 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
09/13 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
09/15 – Denver, CO – Hi Dive
09/16 – Provo, UT – Velour
09/17 – Boise, ID – Neurolux

* = w/ Wilco