Deep Sea Diver

The brainchild of American singer and multi-instrumentalist Jessica Dobson, Deep Sea Diver is an indie rock band based in Seattle, Washington. The story of the band dates back to 2004, when Dobson was briefly signed to Atlantic Records and recorded two solo albums that were eventually shelved by the label. Frustrated by this episode, she recorded and released the EP New Caves under the name Deep Sea Diver, joined by drummer and husband Peter Mansen, and bassist John Raines. The band’s first full-length, History Speaks (2012), was recorded during Dobson’s stint as a touring member for celebrated indie rock act The Shins and saw the light via their own label, High Beam Records. Following a second EP entitled Always Waiting (2014), the band released what would become their breakthrough album, Secrets, in 2016. Aided by the expertise of Luke Vander Pol and Darrell Thorp behind the console, the LP earned the band comparisons to everyone from St. Vincent to HAIM, and featured The Shins’ James Mercer on the song “Creatures of Comfort.” Much to the dismay of their fans, the group took four years to deliver Secret’s follow-up album, the introspective Impossible Weight (2020), which spawned the singles “Lights Out,” “Wishing,” and the title track, featuring guest vocals by none other than Sharon Van Etten.

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