Deep Water has been and done lots of things over the past 25 years, from its origins as a print ‘zine back way in the 1990s (the early days of desktop publishing); later expanding to include an online webzine, live concerts and other events, and, starting in 2006, a music label. These days our main focus is on music production, specializing in high quality small-batch releases of psychedelic, folk, and experimental (often hyphenated with –rock) sounds from around the world and beyond.
Our primary medium of choice is CDs or professionally pressed CDRs, housed in pro-designed and -printed covers of various shapes and sizes. (Some of our earlier releases were old-school hand-made CDRs, from that brief window in the ‘00s when home production got easier but downloads hadn’t taken over yet. Most of those, as noted in their catalog listings, are currently out-of-print or very low stock, so please get in touch if interested.) There’s a good chance we might branch out into some vinyl in the future. We do not support downloads, nor are we likely to do so; some of our out-of-print releases are available directly from the artists in download form, so you can track those down if you need ‘em.
Distribution for the label is handled by the fine folks at Sunrise Ocean Bender, with whom we have collaborated in the past and will probably do so again in the future. We wholeheartedly endorse everything else from their label and distro as well.
If you’re a publication, radio show, or etc. that might be interested in any of our releases, please get in touch. If you’re a musician or band, we are not generally soliciting submissions; however, we’re always open to hearing new stuff, so if you feel like you’ve got something that would be at home out here on the Acres, we’re all ears. And anyone else, just in general — if you have questions, or if we can do anything for you, please don’t hesitate to drop us a line.