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Lake Street Dive

Lake Street Dive, an indie band that named after a street with many less than reputable bars in Mike Olson's hometown of Minneapolis, was actually founded in Boston before setting up shop in Brooklyn.

The band recorded a song, written by bassist Bridget Kearney, which won the Jazz category in the '05 edition of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. A set of self-released efforts followed, which landed Lake Street Dive on Signature Sounds Recordings for their '11 self-titled album.

Lead singer Rachael Price, who was still under contract with the Claire Vision imprint, stalled the release of '14's "Bad Self Portraits" until an agreement was reached.

TV appearances and a tour preceded Lake Street Dive's signing with Nonesuch Records and the '16 release of "Side Pony," a title referring to bassist Bridget Kearney's hairstyle and slang for "unexpectedly diverting the mind's attention."

The album got positive reviews and following an extensive tour Lake Street Dive began work on "Free Yourself Up."

"(The album) is about empowering yourself, emboldening yourself, no matter what's going wrong," Kearney stated.

Keyboardist Akie Bermiss who was part of the "Side Pony" trek joined the group at Goosehead Palace Studios in Nashville where his keys and vocal harmonies were an integral part of the lead single "Good Kisser."

Lake Street Dive Discography


2006 In This Episode
2007 Promises, Promises
2010 Live At The Lizard Lounge (Video)
2011 Lake Street Dive
2012 Fun Machine
2014 Bad Self Portraits
2016 Side Pony
2018 Free Yourself Up

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