Originally posted onto Newsaratti.com 2/2/16
Much anticipated new album from Boston born music makers Lake Street Dive is to be released February 19.
Their album incoming album “Side Pony” is scheduled to hit shelves and audio streaming services mid-February with a turn into a much more funk-y direction than what was heard and loved by fans on their prior albums.
Although any previews of their upcoming albums have been off limits, a teaser of their inbound track collection was dropped back in November entitled “Call Off Your Dogs”. This track differs from the sounds and feels we came to know so intimately from their latest album “Bad Self Portraits” from 2014, but not in a direction that leaves us missing their trademark vibe.
The laid back jazzy feel is not as blatant as such memorable tracks as “Use Me Up” and “Seventeen”, but the teaser of the upcoming album serves as an appetizer to a main course that we are eagerly awaiting.
The bandmates that comprise the quintet made their claim to fame from their creative music videos uploaded to YouTube. Covering such songs in their own vibes and views as The Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back” (which was recorded live on a sidewalk in a Boston suburb), Hall & Oates’ “Rich Girl” and Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”, they made such a stir online that they were able to book a spot on The Late Show with David Letterman.
Starting their musical career after meeting each other during their studies at the New England Conservatory of Music, the four musicians met, bonded together over their unique sounds and then stated the obvious and inevitable: We should start a band. –And we couldn’t be happier that they did.
Their new album will be available through NoneSuch Records.