Deep Blue Something: Back from the Dead, and the Ocean Blue Leads Me Back to Chris Walla and St. Louis



This is what happens when insomnia + an Internet connection + boredom collide.

File under bands I never knew still existed: Deep Blue Something. You know, the '90s group with the song "Breakfast at Tiffany's," a.k.a. the song you can never forget because it's so catchy/annoying. I'm not even going to link it, because most readers have probably already started at least humming it to themselves and already regret reading this. Sorry. Anyway, DBS is currently touring and releasing new music sometime soon. Huh.

In that band's MySpace top friends is an amazing band called the Ocean Blue. They sound like Echo & the Bunnymen and the Church -- all watery riffs and melancholy, wistful lyrics -- but are from Hershey, Pennsylvania. Notable hits: "Between Something and Nothing" and "Ballerina Out of Control." Both of these songs, along with a cover of the Smiths' "There Is a Light That Never Goes Out," are on their MySpace. Plus, check out links to buy lots of old/new tunes. God, I love that band.

In TOB's MySpace friends -- likely because his band did a killer cover of an OB song? Death Cab for Cutie's Chris Walla, whose solo record, Field Manual, comes out January 29. Having lived with it for about a week now, I have to say that I dig the rock/ parts of Manual, but not so much the slower, ballad parts. Ah well.

Oh, and what's Walla's MySpace headline? "We will get what we deserve!" -- which is a quote from So Many Dynamos' "Search Party." Walla and the band worked together last year.

Gee, it's like Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, only somewhat less interesting.

The Ocean Blue, "Ballerina Out of Control":