Lake Street Dive
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The title of Lake Street Dive's Free Yourself Up is both an exhortation to listeners and a statement of purpose for the band. The songs have an infectious swagger, even when dealing with awkward breakups or the unsettled state of our world. Free Yourself Up is Lake Street Dive's most confident album yet, seriously soulful and exuberantly rocking. And, in many ways, it is Lake Street Dive's most intimate and collaborative, with the band itself taking over the production reins and working as a tightly knit unit to craft these ten songs. In addition, the quartet drafted touring keyboardist Akie Bermiss to join them in the studio, literally freeing the band up to explore a wider range of instrumental textures, construct more full-bodied arrangements, and build stacks of lively background harmonies.
New electro-pop outfit MMEADOWS is Kristin Slipp and Cole Kamen-Green. Kristin and Cole are perhaps best known for their work as part of Cuddle Magic -- a Brooklyn and Philadelphia-based chamber-pop band that Bob Boilen (of NPR’s All Songs Considered) says is one of his new favorites -- but the duo, together and separately, have also written and recorded with Beyonce, performed with Cyndi Lauper and Kimbra, and made beats with Yuka C. Honda.
Kristin and Cole have kept MMEADOWS a secret, meeting late at night to chip away at this new body of work, and the quasi-clandestine nature and dark setting of these midnight meetings has found a way into the duo’s new music through undulating low frequencies, ecstatic vocal melodies, and sizzling analog synths. They'll release their debut EP early 2017.
The Smith Opera House
82 Seneca St.
Geneva, NY, 14456