Divers | Hello Hello | PDX-010 (Feb 17th, 2015)
Divers is a band from Portland, OR. They are Harrison Rapp (guitar and vocals), Seth Rapp (guitar), James Deegan (bass), and Colby Hulsey (drums). The band describes themselves like so: "We play dynamic, sweaty music. The indie rockers say we are a punk band. The punk rockers are suspicious that we might be an indie band. The bands that have inspired us fall on both sides of the fence, but they all share the same kind of energy. If we have any clear idea about what we are doing, it has something to do with that energy."
Hello Hello is about a couple of bank robbers driving across North America, doing what they do. The album was recorded at Toadhouse Studios in Portland with Adam Pike and Mike Moore, and will be released on February 17th in cahoots with Olympia's great Rumbletowne Records. Divers' live show has been winning over fans and critics alike, and you can expect the legions to grow as the band heads out on the road in March and April (tour dates coming soon)!
"Divers operate on attitudes that signal a burning commitment to their own autonomy, and an emotive realness that abounds among the indie spirited denizens of Oregon, and Washington, respectively." - Impose
"...a truly powerful live band." - Razorcake
"Divers have quickly vaulted to the top of the Portland music food chain, devouring everything in sight with passionate, sweaty, hoarse-throated tunesthat positively rock. They're already one of the best bands in Portland, and while it feels a little music-critic-bullshitty to say stuff like this, I bet it's only a matter of time before they're one of the biggest. Join Team Divers tonight; I swear you won't regret it." - Portland Mercury
"So let's talk about Portland's very own Divers. Better to do so now, before fame finds them and we're eating dust. This quartet plays heartfelt, heartbreaking, heartwarming, heart-everything punk that glances off the canons of RVIVR, Ted Leo and Arcade Fire on its way to sweaty transcendence. If you have not seen Divers live by now, you are missing out on one of Portland's most essential musical treasures. Get blessed by this band immediately. " - Willamette Week
"Divers play big punk rock 'n' roll-suitable for dancing to, sweating to, losing your voice to, and fist-pumping in your white T-shirt like it's the '80s and the Boss is your actual boss and you just got a bonus." - the Stranger