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Deep Sea Diver and the Shins’ James Mercer Bridge Worlds in ‘Creatures of Comfort’

Off of their upcoming sophomore album, due February 19

On Deep Sea Diver’s latest single, “Creatures of Comfort,” frontwoman Jessica Dobson howls, “Tearin’ us apart!” while simultaneously — and perhaps counterintuitively, given the refrain — bridging disparate structural continents: sparse instrumentation and enveloping guitars, lone drums and symphonic arrangements. Synth pads, beeps, and boops straight out of Kraftwerk’s “Pocket Calculator” alternate between breathy, bold vocals à la Beach House.

Secrets, out February 19 via High Beam, marks Dobson’s first full-length effort since she resigned her role as the Shins’ longtime guitarist. There’s no enmity, however: Her old bandmate, James Mercer, provides his voice as backup on this new track. The focus, though, remains on Dobson, who has found one entirely her own. Listen here and find Deep Sea Diver’s full list of upcoming tour dates below.

Deep Sea Diver tour dates:
February 15 – Redding, CA @ The Dip Bar *
February 16 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop *
February 17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echo *
February 19 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah *
February 21 – El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow *
February 23 – San Antonio, TX @ Limelight *
February /24 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links *
February 25 – Austin, TX @ Sidewinder *
February 27 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl *
February 26 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa *
February 29 – Washington, DC @ DC9 *
March 01 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle *
March 03 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade *
March 04 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott *
March 05 – Montreal, QC @ Casa Del Popolo *
March 06 – Toronto, ON @ The Drake Hotel *
March 07 – Detroit, MI @ Marble Bar *
March 08 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland *
March 09 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean *
March 11 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry *
March 12 – Fargo, ND @ Aquarium *
March 14 – Missoula, MT @ Stage 112 *
March 16 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos *
March 17 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore *
March 18 – Anchorage, AK @ Taproot
March 19 – Anchorage, AK @ Taproot
March 23-27 – Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Fest
March 27-30 – George, WA @ Sasquatch! Music Festival