Those who adore sugary pop band LAKEhave much to look forward to in the coming months as the band has just announced two new releases and a west coast tour. After spending the winter hibernating in the studio, LAKE will be supplied with plenty of new songs to play at their upcoming shows and will be selling a special tour only cassette as well. No other news about the upcoming releases but they are noted to be “distinctly different” which has us both intrigued and excited! (via Pop Press International)
See tour dates below:
5/24-Salem, at Christo’s Pizzeria & Lounge 5/25-Eureka, at Lil Red Lion 5/26-San Francisco, at the Hemlock 5/27-Los Angeles, Silver Lake Jubilee 5/28-Day Off, in Valencia, pool party, dental work party 5/29-Santa Cruz, at Metavinyl 5/30-Sacramento, at Bows & Arrows 5/31-Chico, at Cafe Coda 6/1-Ashland, early show at the Music Coop, plus TBA 6/2-Portland, at the Backspace 6/3-Olympia, at Northern 6/4-Seattle, at 20/20 Cycle
It was another beautiful and breezy day here in Olympia, WA! Spring is in the air! Speaking of Olympia… LAKE will be playing a FREE show at The Evergreen State College on May 19th. Now how cool is that? And don’t forget to catch them in Seattle this Thursday (April 5th) at the Tractor Tavern!
“On June 1, 2012 Wild Kindness Records will release Sunshine Off the Tracks: A Benefit for GEMS. Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS) is a New York-based organization designed to serve females, ages 12-24, who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking. GEMS’ mission is to empower girls and young women to exit the commercial sex industry and develop their full potential. Sunshine Off the Tracks features contributions from a wide array of independent musicians and record labels.”
So many sweet bands working for a great cause. Keep an eye out for it this summer!
To celebrate, here’s the title track from the Tender Forever EP, “Where Are We From”. Melanie is on fire on this record; if you need more evidence, take a listen to “The Road Was Unkind” and “You Have the Woods” on the K Tumblr.
Ashley Eriksson of LAKE made this rad little video for the demo of “Mother Nature’s Promise” and sent it to us to share! It’s a shorter version of the song than that featured on Giving & Receiving (KLP228), and still a gem.
One band’s B-side is another fan’s treasure - LAKE’s “Backwards & Forwards” is no filler. Recorded at Dub Narcotic Studio in June 2011 with The Men of LAKE (Mark, Eli, & Andrew), this lil slow burner warms in all the right ways.
“Backwards & Forwards” was a bonus track in the 52nd edition of the K Singles Zip-Pak on July 7, 2011. This transmission featured LAKE’s upcoming “Gravel”/”Re-grade” 7” Dub Narcotic Disco Plate (DBN116).
It’s Thursday! That means tomorrow is Friday and WEEKEND so if you need to prep to dance off some stress, Skrill Meadow is ready to “Rock with U” all night long. This song features Karl Blau (croons, sax) and works some wonderfully wicked magic.
Skrill Meadow is the project of Mark(ly) Morrison (LAKE, Lazer Zeppelin). “Rock with U” is part of an upcoming “house” Skrill Meadow album. If you want to check out another fave, go dig on “Takin My Time,” which became an instant crowd favorite when LAKE played it at this year’s Helsing Junction Sleepover.
Speaking of LAKE, they’ve announced a couple of upcoming shows:
Oct 2, 2011 - Seattle, WA 20/20 Cycle - Hermit Thrushes, Lazer Zeppelin
Oct 8, 2011 - Portland, OR Mississippi Studios - French Quarter, Key Losers