This weekend, a great Seattle band, Deep Sea Diver, released their first full-length. It can be purchased here. I’ll be honest, it’s taken me a little while to warm up to female vocalists. With the help of First Aid Kit and Lemolo, I started welcoming the idea a little more. Jessica Dobson (has been a guitarist for The Shins) is the frontrunner of this project. She keeps her music fun and poppy, but her voice and delivery is in just a low enough register that her words are powerful and I am drawn in by her music. She has confirmed that there are powerful female vocalists out there. She also is an excellent guitarist and it shows in some excellent riffs and loops. Give them a listen (especially You Go Running), and if you can, see them live. Because that is when you really really love it.
“As we walk in the valley of the shadow of death” - From Deep Sea Diver’s NWO