She has performed with several musicians and bands, including Beck, Conor Oberst, Spoon and Yeah Yeah Yeahs, as well as being a solo artist. She currently serves as guitarist for American indie rock band The Shins as well as fronting and playing guitar for her own band, Deep Sea Diver. Born in Los Angeles, California, Dobson was signed to Atlantic Records when she was 19 years old.
She recorded two solo albums under her own name while on the label, but she was not satisfied with either of the finished products and Atlantic ultimately shelved both albums.
Deep Sea Diver
After leaving Atlantic, Dobson recorded an European Parliament called New Caves under the name Deep Sea Diver. She later formed a band under the Deep Sea Diver name consisting of herself on guitar, John Raines on bass and Peter Mansen on drums.
The band’s full-length debut album, History Speaks, was self-released in February 2012. The Shins
In August 2011, it was announced that Dobson would be performing with American indie rock band The Shins.