"There’s an overwhelming amount of sound when Sebastian and the Deep Blue hit the stage. The group’s core stays grounded in indie rock songwriting with a violinist peppering in elements of chamber pop. But then come the heavy horns. The three piece brass section throws an interesting wrench in the mix without ever venturing into ska-y territory, giving the group a sound unto itself."
Dark grooves, brooding ballads
contrasted by upbeat singsong melodies
Outside Eyes was a track we recorded and released the summer of 2014, this is a remixed version with some added parts and pieces. You can find the first release of the track on our bandcamp page if you so desire
'Holy crap! This is really, really good. This is coming out of Seattle, too?!'
Sean DeTore The Mixtape
I find myself picturing people in red and white carnival outfits with big black mustaches holding hooked canes. You know that feeing walking through a fair, that warm feeling with all different sorts of folks around, banjos and acoustic guitars, delicious smells in the air, rides, games? That is the feeling of Sebastian and the Deep Blue’s new album Plastic Parts.Listening to it, I find myself picturing people in red and white carnival outfits with big black mustaches holding hooked canes. I imagine large, spinning, lit-up wheels with people held to them by centrifugal force. I imagine rings thrown toward empty but heavy milk bottles. My favorite song on the album is “Grown Tired”, a sweet, guitar-picked tune that has vocalist Barry Sebastian singing, “I’m lost. Got lost in the swirl of the crowd. I’ve lost, lost sight in what – and what it’s about.”
"...they can actually play. Which they definitely can. The arrangements are impressive, and the songs really move. It should be interesting to see how their energetic “chamber pop” (again, their words) translates to the CHBP throng."
lush with vocal harmonies, addicting horn sections, classic pop progressions, artful arrangements and a folk rock attitude. Though their songs are diverse, there is a glue that holds them all together. Most importantly, the band never loses sight of the emotional platform great songs are built from.
Upon launching an online investigation of the Seattle band Sebastian and the Deep Blue, I found three songs so ridiculously disparate they could've been done by three different and very weird bands. One song sounded like the most stripped-down Fleet Foxes. The next brought an Americana version of gypsy punk. The third was... cabaret rap? The distance between the songs seems like a key part of the act. See how it all gels live here.
I am continually amazed at all of the awesome music coming out of Seattle and Sebastian and the Deep Blue is no exception.I found out about Sebastian and the Deep Blue several months ago through a friend and my first thought upon hearing their music was, 'Holy crap! This is really, really good. This is coming out of Seattle, too?!'. The band's debut full length, Plastic Parts, is out now and it's an album chock full of an impressive lot of songs that will stick with you long after you listen. The music is fun and upbeat with a bit of swank and sexy times folded in for good measure.