Bad Self Portraits
Release Date: 07/03/2014
Catalogue No.: CD-SIG-2061
Record Label: Signature Sounds
Format: CD

In late 2013 Lake Street Dive find themselves on the cusp of stardom. The band has been performing for nearly a decade after meeting as fellow students at the New England Conservatory in Boston. It took a casually made video featuring the band gathered around a single mic, performing a cover of Jackson S's "I Want You Back," shot on a Brighton, Massachusetts, street corner to grab the public's attention -its You Tube views now hurtling past a million . What has followed is a modern day music success story with the bands fan base multiplying exponentially and the band playing to sell out crowds everywhere they go.The new album, Bad Self Portraits, is a microcosm of Lake Street Dive's evolution of the band from "a weird alt-country jazz group" to a pop-soul juggernaut, that includes '60s influences like Brill Building girl groups, British Invasion rock, horn-driven Stax R&B, Motown soul and even The Band-like gospel blues. All four members of the band take part in the writing. The first single and title track i s a_ wry commentary on how those selfie iPhone photos are just a cover for loneliness, but it could also refer o the of the album, each song a Polaroid glimpse of a band that is constantly evolving.

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