Saying Goodbye to Deap Vally: A Night of Bluesy Brilliance at the Observatory Thoughts+Photos: Deap Vally at The Observatory 11/11/23
SANTA ANA, CA- Deap Vally’s performance at the Observatory Orange County on November 11 was nothing short of a sonic revelation, as the garage blues duo bid farewell to their fans during the “Live for the Last Time Tour.” With the support of L.A. Witch and Death Valley Girls, the night promised an exhilarating celebration of a decade’s worth of musical prowess.
Julie Edwards, the powerhouse drummer, and Lindsey Troy, the virtuosic guitarist, have decided to part ways as Deap Vally, a decision largely influenced by the demands of parenthood and the evolving landscape of the music industry. However, before they embark on new chapters of their lives, they treated the audience to a “super epic” farewell tour that was a testament to their enduring chemistry.
Accompanied by just two backup singers, Deap Vally embarked on a musical journey, taking us back to the roots of their debut album, “Sistrionix.” The entire album was played from start to finish, and the energy emanating from the stage was electrifying. This special performance provided a tantalizing taste of “Sistrionix 2.0,” a reimagined version of their debut album with fresh sonic elements, set to be released in the spring of 2024.
There was no time for an intermission as Deap Vally seamlessly transitioned into newer tracks such as “Look Away” from their 2021 album “Marriage.” They also graced the audience with beloved classics like “Smile More.” However, it was the thunderous show-closer, “Royal Jelly,” that left the crowd in awe, a reminder of the band’s indomitable spirit and musical prowess.
As Deap Vally bid their farewell, it was clear that their legacy would endure, and fans could eagerly anticipate the next evolution of their sound in “Sistrionix 2.0.” While the curtains may be closing on this chapter of their journey, the echoes of their electrifying performance will resonate with their devoted audience for years to come.