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    Lake Street Dive's New Album, "Free Yourself Up," Out Now; Band Shares "Good Kisser" Video

    Lake Street Dive's new album, Free Yourself Up, its second album with Nonesuch Records, is out now. The band—drummer Michael Calabrese, bassist Bridget Kearney, singer Rachael Price, and guitarist/trumpeter Michael "McDuck" Olson—self-produced the album at Goosehead Palace Studios in Nashville, TN, with engineer Dan Knobler. To pick up a copy of Free Yourself Up, head to your local record store, iTunes, Amazon, Lake Street Dive's shop, and the Nonesuch Store, where CD and vinyl orders include a download of the complete album at checkout. You can also listen to the album on Spotify and Apple Music.

    Today also marks the start of Lake Street Dive's year-long Free Yourself Up tour, which begins with an intimate show at The Sinclair in the band's original home of Boston. For details and tickets, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour. The band will perform on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Monday, May 7.

    To coincide with the release of Free Yourself Up and the launch of the tour, Lake Street Dive has released the official music video for the album track "Good Kisser," directed by Bianca Giaever, in which people of all ages and walks of life spread the news of the protagonist’s stellar kissing abilities. “Good Kisser” has held rank in the Top 5 at Americana radio for over a month and is currently Top 20 and climbing at AAA radio. You can watch the video here:

    New York City member-supported radio station WFUV named Free Yourself Up its New Dig, aka Album of the Week. On the album, the band "strives to empower and liberate in an age of turmoil," says FUV. "It’s a confident collection of songs that reflects the quartet’s nearly decade-and-a-half of music making."

    To Lake Street Dive, the title, Free Yourself Up, is both an exhortation to listeners and a statement of purpose for the band. In many ways, this is the band's most intimate and collaborative record, with the band working as a tightly knit unit to craft its ten songs. For this album, the quartet drafted touring keyboardist Akie Bermiss to join them in the studio as well as on stage. Adding another player to the process freed up the the band members to explore a wider range of instrumental textures, construct more full-bodied arrangements, and build on their well-known background harmonies.

    Free Yourself Up is the follow up to the band's Nonesuch Records debut, Side Pony. The band toured eighteen months for that album, including a sold-out headlining show at Radio City Music Hall. Side Pony was lauded in the press, with Rolling Stone calling it "irresistible," and the Boston Globe saying, "Side Pony is a confident, expertly played statement from a band that's been honing its approach for more than a decade, and it clearly shows that Lake Street Dive is ready to make itself known to whatever audiences have yet to succumb to its many charms."

    "This album is based in the realities in our time,' Kearney reflects," which have inevitably become part of everyone's daily life. It's something you think about and obsess over—and write songs about. Free Yourself Up is about empowering yourself, emboldening yourself, no matter what's going wrong."

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Lake Street Dive's New Album, "Free Yourself Up," Out Now; Band Shares "Good Kisser" Video

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Lake Street Dive's new album, Free Yourself Up, is out now. Today also marks the start of an extensive Free Yourself Up tour, which begins with an intimate show at The Sinclair in the band's original home of Boston tonight. And Lake Street Dive has released the official music video for the album track "Good Kisser," directed by Bianca Giaever, which you can watch here. The band will perform on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Monday, May 7.

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Lake Street Dive's new album, Free Yourself Up, its second album with Nonesuch Records, is out now. The band—drummer Michael Calabrese, bassist Bridget Kearney, singer Rachael Price, and guitarist/trumpeter Michael "McDuck" Olson—self-produced the album at Goosehead Palace Studios in Nashville, TN, with engineer Dan Knobler. To pick up a copy of Free Yourself Up, head to your local record store, iTunes, Amazon, Lake Street Dive's shop, and the Nonesuch Store, where CD and vinyl orders include a download of the complete album at checkout. You can also listen to the album on Spotify and Apple Music.

Today also marks the start of Lake Street Dive's year-long Free Yourself Up tour, which begins with an intimate show at The Sinclair in the band's original home of Boston. For details and tickets, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour. The band will perform on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Monday, May 7.

To coincide with the release of Free Yourself Up and the launch of the tour, Lake Street Dive has released the official music video for the album track "Good Kisser," directed by Bianca Giaever, in which people of all ages and walks of life spread the news of the protagonist’s stellar kissing abilities. “Good Kisser” has held rank in the Top 5 at Americana radio for over a month and is currently Top 20 and climbing at AAA radio. You can watch the video here:

New York City member-supported radio station WFUV named Free Yourself Up its New Dig, aka Album of the Week. On the album, the band "strives to empower and liberate in an age of turmoil," says FUV. "It’s a confident collection of songs that reflects the quartet’s nearly decade-and-a-half of music making."

To Lake Street Dive, the title, Free Yourself Up, is both an exhortation to listeners and a statement of purpose for the band. In many ways, this is the band's most intimate and collaborative record, with the band working as a tightly knit unit to craft its ten songs. For this album, the quartet drafted touring keyboardist Akie Bermiss to join them in the studio as well as on stage. Adding another player to the process freed up the the band members to explore a wider range of instrumental textures, construct more full-bodied arrangements, and build on their well-known background harmonies.

Free Yourself Up is the follow up to the band's Nonesuch Records debut, Side Pony. The band toured eighteen months for that album, including a sold-out headlining show at Radio City Music Hall. Side Pony was lauded in the press, with Rolling Stone calling it "irresistible," and the Boston Globe saying, "Side Pony is a confident, expertly played statement from a band that's been honing its approach for more than a decade, and it clearly shows that Lake Street Dive is ready to make itself known to whatever audiences have yet to succumb to its many charms."

"This album is based in the realities in our time,' Kearney reflects," which have inevitably become part of everyone's daily life. It's something you think about and obsess over—and write songs about. Free Yourself Up is about empowering yourself, emboldening yourself, no matter what's going wrong."

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