The Dip (band)

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Background information
OriginSeattle, WA
  • indie pop
  • rhythm and blues
Years active2013–present
  • Colemine Records
  • Dualtone Records
MembersTom Eddy
Jarred Katz
Mark Hunter
Jacob Lundgren
Brennan Carter
Levi Gillis
Evan Smith

The Dip is a pop, rhythm and blues band that was formed in 2013 by jazz music students at the University of Washington in Seattle.[1] The band combines a typical pop instrumentation with a 3-part horn section.[2] They have released three full-length albums as well as two instrumental EPs.


Band members Jarred Katz, Mark Hunter and Tom Eddy shared a house near the University of Washington, where they would play songs on guitar together, occasionally joined by their friend Jacob Lundgren. A trio known as the Honeynut Horns (Brennan Carter, Evan Smith, and Levi Gillis) lived across the alley and would play jazz songs on their balcony. The two groups came together to form The Dip.[3]

The band was initially created to play house parties at the University of Washington in order to provide the band members, all jazz music students, an opportunity to play more mainstream music.[4] They recorded an EP in their room in 2013 and played their first gig at Barboza in Seattle at the end of that summer.[5]

In 2015 the band released their self-titled first album, then followed that up with the instrumental album Won't Be Coming Back the following year. In 2019 they released their second full-length album The Dip Delivers,[6][7][8][9] which was recorded in a studio they built for themselves,[10] and in 2020 they released a second instrumental EP The Dip Plays It Cool.[11] In 2021 the band signed with Dualtone Records[12] and released a new single Paddle To The Stars,[13] followed by the full-length album Sticking With It in March 2022.[14]

The band has played several music festivals and also embarked on longer tours, including a 2019 tour of Europe with Durand Jones & The Indications as well as a tour of Japan.[15] Although they had to cancel a 2020 tour due to the pandemic,[16] they are planning a 2022 tour of North America, including some dates supporting Lake Street Dive.[17]


  • Tom Eddy - lead vocals
  • Jarred Katz - drums
  • Mark Hunter - bass guitar
  • Jacob Lundgren - lead guitar
  • Brennan Carter - trumpet
  • Levi Gillis - tenor saxophone
  • Evan Smith - baritone sax[18]



List of albums
Title Album details
The Dip
  • Released: April 14, 2015[19]
  • Label: Self-Released
The Dip Delivers
  • Released: February 7, 2019[20]
  • Label: Self-Released
Sticking With It
  • Released: March 4, 2022[21]
  • Label: Dualtone Records

Instrumental Albums

List of instrumental albums
Title Album details
Won't Be Coming Back (EP)
  • Released: May 5, 2016[22]
  • Label: Colemine Records
The Dip Plays It Cool (EP)
  • Released: October 16, 2020[23]
  • Label: Self-Released


  1. Hamlin, Andrew (February 11, 2019). "Interview: NWMS chats with The Dip". Retrieved December 31, 2021.
  2. Britt, Grant (February 7, 2019). "The Dip Delivers a Tasty Serving of Soul". Retrieved March 6, 2022.
  3. "Seattle Soul Revivalists the Dip are a Band Forged in Barbecue". November 18, 2019. Retrieved December 27, 2021.
  4. "The Dip Interviewed on May 24, 2016". Retrieved March 6, 2022.
  5. "The Dip Interviewed on May 24, 2016". Retrieved December 27, 2021.
  6. Rietmulder, Michael (February 15, 2019). "The Dip delivers smoldering sophomore album with 2-night Neumos blowout". Retrieved December 27, 2021.
  7. "The Seattle-Based Group THE DIP Discusses Their Newest Music And How They Have Grown As A Band Through The Years!". Retrieved December 27, 2021.
  8. Gill, David (May 2, 2019). "INTERVIEW: The Dip continues a rise to the top of blue-eyed soul". Retrieved March 5, 2022.
  9. Mosk, Mitch (February 8, 2019). "REVIEW: 'THE DIP DELIVERS' BREATHS FRESH LIFE INTO A CLASSIC SOUL SOUND". Retrieved March 5, 2022.
  10. Graff, Gary (November 15, 2018). "The Dip Mines Doo-Wop Flavors for 'She Gave Me the Keys': Premiere". Retrieved December 27, 2021.
  11. Halliday, Lauren (July 16, 2021). "The Record Lady: 5 New Records That Helped Me Survive COVID". Retrieved December 27, 2021.
  12. "THE DIP'S NEW ALBUM STICKING WITH IT OUT MARCH 4". January 26, 2022. Retrieved March 5, 2022.
  13. "The Dip". Retrieved December 27, 2021.
  14. Schwind, Gary. "The Dip Bring Fresh Grooves to Old-time Soul Sounds on 'Sticking With It' (ALBUM REVIEW)". Retrieved March 5, 2022.
  15. Polk, Leilani (August 28, 2019). "Seattle Soul Septet the Dip Are on the Rise". Retrieved December 27, 2021.
  16. Rietmulder, Michael (February 10, 2022). "2 Seattle bands sizzle through pandemic". Retrieved March 6, 2022.
  17. Major, Michael (March 4, 2022). "The Dip Releases New Album 'Sticking With It'". Retrieved March 5, 2022.
  18. Bowen, Rick (19 February 2019). "Review: The Dip — 'The Dip Delivers'". Retrieved March 5, 2022.
  19. "The Dip by The Dip". Retrieved December 27, 2021.
  20. "The Dip Delivers by The Dip". Retrieved December 27, 2021.
  21. "Sticking With It by The Dip". Retrieved March 5, 2022.
  22. "Won't Be Coming Back by The Dip". Retrieved December 27, 2021.
  23. "The Dip Plays It Cool by The Dip". Retrieved December 27, 2021.

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