Perhaps best known as an accomplished side person, who has spent several years as a touring member of The Shins, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Spoon and Beck‘s backing band, the Seattle, WA-based multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Jessica Dobson decided in 2013 that it was time to fully commit herself to her own band Deep Sea Diver, comprised of her husband Peter Mansen (drums), Garret Gue (bass) and Elliot Jackson (guitar and synth).
Directed by Jesse Lamar High and Nik Harper of LAMAR + NIK, the recently released video for “See These Eyes” has Deep Sea Diver’s Dobson’s commanding color simply by pointing her finger at her bandmates clothing and seeing their outfits quickly change color. Continuing with a neon bright color palette, the members of the band find themselves in playfully surreal situations — at one point Dobson is suspended upside down from a ladder, other members of the band enter and leave series of doorways and there’s a Dave Matthews cameo, in which he wears a t-shirt that reads “CAMEO.” It’s playfully surreal and captures the buoyant and shimmering, dance floor-friendly sound of the song.
Deep Sea Diver are in the middle of a Pacific Northwest, Northwest and Alaska tour. Check out tour dates below.
03/15 – Spokane, WA – Bartlett Theater *
5/20 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
5/27-30 – George, WA – Sasquatch! Music Festival