Some things soften with age but Deep Sea Diver isn’t one of them. The Seattle troupe have reemerged with their sophomore full length Secrets – and they aren’t holding back any punches. The band began as a stage moniker for Jessica Dobson (guitar, vocals) when she released her New Caves EP but quickly expanded to include a variety of revolving members throughout the years. The band’s current, and longest running, lineup includes Peter Mansen (drums), Garrett Gue (bass), and Elliot Jackson (guitar, keys). They released their debut full length History Speaks in 2012 to critical acclaim but continued to slide under the radar.
For those of us that were around before “We Are Young” got a bazillion streams and was heard on every radio station, there was The Format. Sam Means was one half of the brilliant duo with now fun. frontman Nate Ruess. Since The Format called it quits in 2008, Sam has gone on to release a couple EPs and even a soundtrack which spawned the cult hit ‘Yeah Yeah.’ For the last few years though, Sam has been quietly penning his debut full length 10 Songs which was released in late January of 2016. I penned a couple questions of my own and Sam was kind enough to take some time out of his busy schedule to answer them. You can read the conversation below.
You can also stream/purchase his album 10 Songs on Bandcamp and pick up the album on vinyl with a variety of other goodies through his own merch company Hello Merch.
We are proud to announce Local Brews Local Grooves 3.0!
After a vigorous search, Unearth Music Hub and House of Blues, Anaheim have assembled the music and beer gods to give YOU an exclusive night with 19+ award winning craft breweries and 16 of Southern California’s best live shows. You do not want to miss out on this one! May 30, 2015. Doors @ 5pm. All Ages
Kiev will be on the road promoting their phenomenal debut album Falling Bough Wisdom Teeth (review here) this summer. They will begin by playing at the site of our über successful Local Brew Local Grooves event: House Of Blues Anaheim on June 13. Save on fees by pre-ordering tickets through the band.