A new music recommendation from Russ Borris, music director at WFUV, 90.7 FM, wfuv.org.
by Deep Sea Diver
From the album Impossible Weight
Jessica Dobson is a wildly talented guitarist who has spent much of her career playing on the road with Beck and recording with the Shins while putting out several releases with her band Deep Sea Diver. Her latest, Impossible Weight, is her strongest and most impressive work to date. The title track instantly hooks you in as Dobson urgently sings the refrain: “But that was then, and this is now.” Her guitar work in the song is edgy and intricate, conjuring comparisons to that of St. Vincent. Throw in the welcome addition of guest Sharon Van Etten, who takes the lead on one verse, and you’ve got depth and dimension, making this one of the best songs of the year, hands down.