Deep Observation is the artistic invention of free-spirited couple, Austin Perkins and Jessica Jarvis.
In 2008, Austin would receive his first home recording studio unit, a Tascam 2488neo. After spending hours fiddling with effects, and tweaking knobs and sliders, he would begin writing and recording his own compositions, as well as discover a love for mixing music.
Austin's first band, Project Hysteria, was formed in 2009. Over the course of the band's four-year career, the band played at bars, festivals, and other venues around the Mid-Missouri area, and was able to book paying shows playing hours worth of classic rock and blues. Austin recorded and mixed the band's demos. When the band parted ways in 2013, he was eager to form another project. This time, he wanted to grasp a more indie rock-like sound with influences such as The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, and Tame Impala.
Rather quickly, Austin was able to form psychedelic/indie trio, Colorlust, in late 2013. With a bassist who slapped like Les Claypool, an avant-garde influenced drummer, Austin's effects-heavy guitar, and vocals rich in emotion and symbolism, Colorlust blended with unique synthesis. The band would play at local venues such as The Blue Note, and The Bridge, and open up for touring indie band, The Cold Start. In the short, yet productive run of the band, Austin also began experimenting with synthesizers and formulating a space-like quality in his music. The band ended in May of 2014.
Austin and Jessica met in late 2013 and began dating in 2014. Later that year, Jessica became interested in learning an instrument, so she began learning bass from Austin. When Austin had the idea to form a half electronic, half analog pop duo with her, they committed more time to practicing and composing. They would call themselves Deep Observation. They are a psychedelic pop/indie duo from St. Louis, Missouri. Their songs generally contain fat synths and sequences, grooving beats, thick bass lines, and tripped-out guitar and vocals, as well as a dance-like section, or what Austin calls, a trip-out sequence.
Currently, Deep Observation is
finishing up a repetoire of songs, and preparing to hit the stage. [+]