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LAKE extend tour, plus new Daytrotter session

By October 18, 2008No Comments



MP3: LAKE – “Blue Ocean Blue”

Daytrotter Session


“Oh, the places we’ll go! Oh, we don’t actually know!” The title track lyrics, with a nod to Dr. Seuss, have a wide-eyed, wondrous feeling, (and a hint of agnosticism) which finds itself popping up throughout the record. On their first K release, LAKE crafts up-beat, dance-able, psychedelic, uniquely sincere and unaffected pop songs, ranging from the jubilant, echoey, post-soul groove of Heaven to the sweet, polyrhythmic Green Arrows-inspired Bad Dream. Recorded at home, largely on cassette 8-track, this album, actually LAKE’s third, has a slightly lo-fi, homemade feel as well showing evidence of their influence from prolific artists Karl Blau and R. Stevie Moore.

Oh, the Places We’ll Go represents a new direction for LAKE – more synthesizers, more up-beat, rhythmically-based songwriting – but it is also in keeping with their aesthetic, with contributing horn players and percussionists, male and female singers, group harmonies, sweet melodies and homespun production.

LAKE’s core membership is Ashley Eriksson, Eli Moore, Lindsay Schief, Andrew Dorsett, and Markly Morrison, a group of long-time friends based in Olympia, WA. The members of the band came from Washington, the Los Angeles area, and the Midwest but soon found themselves drawn together in the inspiring forests of the Pacific Northwest, and thus LAKE was born. Each is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist in their own right, and contributing melodies and complementing one another’s strong points has become the process for LAKE’s intimately nurtured songwriting.


Oct 17, 2008 – Whidbey Island, Washington Living Green*
Oct 18, 2008 – Tacoma, Washington Helms Gallery*
Oct 19, 2008 – Olympia, Washington The Finger Complex*
Oct 20, 2008 – Portland, Oregon Rererato*
Oct 22, 2008 – Arcata, California The Treehouse*
Oct 23, 2008 – Sacramento, California Luigi’s Funhouse*
Oct 24, 2008 – Oakland, California Rock Paper Scissors*
Oct 25, 2008 – Berkeley, California Amoeba In-Store 2pm
Oct 26, 2008 – Santa Barbara, California Biko Garage*
Oct 27, 2008 – Los Angeles, California The Smell*
Oct 28, 2008 – San Diego, California Che Cafe*
Oct 29, 2008 – Phoenix, Arizona Trunk Space*
Oct 30, 2008 – Tucson, Arizona Red Room*
Nov 01, 2008 – Dallas, Texas The Swiss House*
Nov 02, 2008 – Austin, Texas Church of the Friendly Ghost*
Nov 04, 2008 – Tallahassee, Florida The Engine Room*
Nov 05, 2008 – Athens, Georgia Flicker Theater*
Nov 06, 2008 – Chapel Hill, North Carolina The Night Light*
Nov 07, 2008 – Charlotte, North Carolina The Milestone*
Nov 08, 2008 – Knoxville, Tennessee The Pilot Light*
Nov 09, 2008 – Lexington, Kentucky Al’s Bar*
Nov 10, 2008 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Garfield Artworks*
Nov 11, 2008 – New York City, New York The Cake Shop*
Nov 13, 2008 – Rochester, New York The Bug Jar*
Nov 14, 2008 – Syracuse, New York Spark Contemporary Art Space*
Nov 15, 2008 – Oberlin, Ohio Oberlin College*
Nov 16, 2008 – Grand Rapids, Michigan The DAAC*
Nov 17, 2008 – Bloomington, Indiana The Cinemat*
Nov 18, 2008 – Chicago, Illinois Schuba’s Tavern*
Nov 19, 2008 – Des Moines, Iowa Vaudeville Mews*
Nov 21, 2008 – Denver, Colorado Rhinoceropolis*

* = w/ Desolation Wilderness

Oh, the Places We’ll Go
Street Date: Oct. 21, 2008

1.Oh, The Places We’ll Go
2.Blue Ocean Blue
4.Bad Dream
5.Minor Trip
6.Dead Beat
8.On The Swing
9.Oh, The Places Two



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