Where's the bass?
From an audiophile and frequency-oriented perspective, it's interesting how they manage to keep the pieces of their soundscape together. This is only guitar, voices and drums, so apart from the lowest guitar notes and drum effects, there's actually nothing here that comes even close to bass frequencies.
Yet, the band's energy, devil-may-care attitude, lyrics and strong riff-based melodies strangely seem to do the job. And they definitely do care about good sound:
"I'm not a stickler about good sound when I'm listening to music. I listen a lot on my laptop, which doesn't sound great but still gets the vibe going. I have a crappy record player at home that sounds pretty terrible – in a great way.
Someday when I have more cash to spend, I'd love to get a sweet, warm vintage sound system going in my house," the band tells us.
Creating new music
Believe it or not, Deap Vally's two members originally met at a needlework class – and now play punk music together. The band's singer and bare-footed guitarist, Lindsey Troy, grew up playing music with her sister and her family. Julie Edwards herself has a background in dancing, singing and acting and has another two-piece band called The Pity Party parallel with Deap Vally.