On their last two CDs, The Final Funktier and In Tents, Seattle’s Recess Monkey cleverly pulled together songs that either overtly or subtly referred to life in outer space — or under the big top.

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And now, in their ninth release, and just in time for the hot days of summer, they’ve released an ocean-themed CD packed with 15 tunes. Jump right in, the water’s fine.

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Deep Sea Diver covers sand and sea with catchy rockin’ pop songs, from Beach Ball to Making Waves. But, lest you think that Recess Monkey will start taking this “theme” concept too seriously, check out songs like The Seven C’s (get it?) and the hip-hoppy Shrimp, which refers not to the sea creature but to a kid who is small. And the bossa-nova sounds of Stranded accompany poignant lyrics about a best friend who moves away, leaving the one left behind feeling totally alone. 

Joining them on their sandy adventure is new drummer Korum Bischoff who keeps things rocking along nicely. Musicians Johnny Bregar, Dean Jones, and Tom Baisden from The Not-Its! also jump on board for a few songs.

It all makes for an utterly listenable CD for all ages, whether you’re splashing in the kiddie pool or stuck in beach traffic. Recess Monkey has proven, once again, that they are at the top of their game…so much so that they even have their next CD, Desert Island Disc, in the works for an October release. Don’t these guys ever take a vacation? Christina

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