"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
Little Gift an EP released in summer 2014. This two song EP features "Outside Eyes" A dark ballad inspired by a burglery Just after the release of our first record Plastic Parts, that took all the money we made fromt that release night.
'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."
a Post punk inspired Chamber pop band with full brass and string section.
a high-energy, horn-powered, afrobeat inspired alternative rock and roll band. Artful arrangements combine with pop sensibilities to create a sound which is undeniably their own.
Think Talking Heads, Budos Band and Sufjan Stevens all rolled into a burrito.
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.