Deep Blue Something in concert
Deep Blue Something blasted out of Denton in 1995 when their hit, "Breakfast at Tiffany’s," slowly began to dominate radio. At the time, there was a DIY attitude among bands, and that’s what Deep Blue Something did — start making records and hitting the road with an Indie budget, Indie resources and a dozen tight Indie/alt-rock songs. When a local rock club in Lubbock used a snippet of "Breakfast at Tiffany’s" in a radio ad, listeners besieged stations with calls asking about the tune. The demand was so great that programmers put the song in regular rotation, and CDs began to sell.
After a year of nonstop touring, truck stop cafeteria food and Breakfast with DBS morning radio shows, the band circled back to Dallas. They released their second album themselves, then a third self-titled release in 2001 before the group drifted apart. Band members went on with other projects, producing bands like Flickerstick, Drowning Pool, Calhoun and The Nadas and a record label, Kirtland Records, whose roster includes The Toadies, Sarah Jaffe and The Polyphonic Spree.
Then one day, they started talking about getting the band back together. Since the members live far apart and have families, they decided to do an EP instead of a full-length album. Deep Blue Something wound up with five new songs for the EP, Locust House. The final track, "Winsome," was actually the first of the new songs to come together about a fascination with people, their relationship to cars and how getting into a car transforms them. The strength and focus of Locust House makes it hard to believe Deep Blue Something was on a 14-year hiatus. It’s also a logical progression for the band, demonstrating that they never lost the connection they built in their early days having "Breakfast at Tiffany’s."