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    Lake Street Dive's New Album, "Free Yourself Up," Due May 4 on Nonesuch Records; Tour to Follow

    Lake Street Dive will release Free Yourself Up, its second album with Nonesuch Records, on May 4. The four-member 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. Tour dates to support Free Yourself Up begin with an intimate show at The Sinclair in the band's original home of Boston on release day. During this release tour, every ticket purchased online for the band's headline shows includes a CD of the new album. Full details are below.

    Free Yourself Up is available to preorder now at iTunes, Lake Street Dive's shop, and the Nonesuch Store, where the album track "Good Kisser" is available for instant download; Nonesuch Store pre-orders also include an exclusive print autographed by the band. "Good Kisser" is also streaming at Spotify and Apple Music.

    The band also shares a performance video of "Good Kisser," recorded at Goosehead Palace Studios, which can be seen here:

    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 album was lauded in the press, with Rolling Stone calling it "irresistible,"rand 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."

    LAKE STREET DIVE ON TOUR

    May 4 The Sinclair* Boston, MA
    May 5 Shea Theater* Turners Falls, MA
    May 6 Ulster Performing Arts Center* Kingston, NY
    May 8 Higher Ground* Burlington, VT
    May 9 College Street Music Hall* New Haven, CT
    May 10 Brooklyn Steel* Brooklyn, NY
    May 12 The Fillmore* Philadelphia, PA
    May 13 Mr. Smalls* Pittsburgh, PA
    May 15 Thalia Hall* Chicago, IL
    May 17 Palace Theater^ St. Paul, MN
    May 18 Simon Estes Amphitheater^ Des Moines, IA
    May 19 The Pageant^ St. Louis, MO
    May 21 KiMo Theater Albuquerque, NM
    May 23 Ford Theater Los Angeles, CA
    May 24 House of Blues* Anaheim, CA
    May 25 The Fillmore* San Francisco, CA
    May 27 Bottle Rock Festival (Sold Out) Napa Valley, CA
    May 29 Commodore* Vancoucer, BC
    May 30 Showbox at the Market* Seattle, WA
    Jun 1 Ogden Music Festival Ogden, UT
         
    Jun 23 Ottawa Jazz Festival Ottawa, ON
    Jun 25 Toronto Jazz Festival Toronto, ON
    Jun 28 International Jazz Festival Rochester, NY
    Jul 8 Levitate Festival Marshfield, MA
         
    Sep 6 Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, CO
         
    Oct 11 O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire London, UK
         

    * w/Mikaela Davis
    ^ w/Liz Vice

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Lake Street Dive's New Album, "Free Yourself Up," Due May 4 on Nonesuch Records; Tour to Follow

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Lake Street Dive will release Free Yourself Up, its second album with Nonesuch Records, on May 4. In many ways, this is the band's most intimate and collaborative record. The band worked as a tightly knit unit to craft the ten songs on Free Yourself Up and self-produced the album in Nashville with engineer Dan Knobler. Tour dates begin in Lake Street Dive's original home of Boston on release day. Pre-order the album to get an exclusive print signed by the band and download the track "Good Kisser" now. You can watch a performance video of the song here.

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Lake Street Dive will release Free Yourself Up, its second album with Nonesuch Records, on May 4. The four-member 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. Tour dates to support Free Yourself Up begin with an intimate show at The Sinclair in the band's original home of Boston on release day. During this release tour, every ticket purchased online for the band's headline shows includes a CD of the new album. Full details are below.

Free Yourself Up is available to preorder now at iTunes, Lake Street Dive's shop, and the Nonesuch Store, where the album track "Good Kisser" is available for instant download; Nonesuch Store pre-orders also include an exclusive print autographed by the band. "Good Kisser" is also streaming at Spotify and Apple Music.

The band also shares a performance video of "Good Kisser," recorded at Goosehead Palace Studios, which can be seen here:

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 album was lauded in the press, with Rolling Stone calling it "irresistible,"rand 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."

LAKE STREET DIVE ON TOUR

May 4 The Sinclair* Boston, MA
May 5 Shea Theater* Turners Falls, MA
May 6 Ulster Performing Arts Center* Kingston, NY
May 8 Higher Ground* Burlington, VT
May 9 College Street Music Hall* New Haven, CT
May 10 Brooklyn Steel* Brooklyn, NY
May 12 The Fillmore* Philadelphia, PA
May 13 Mr. Smalls* Pittsburgh, PA
May 15 Thalia Hall* Chicago, IL
May 17 Palace Theater^ St. Paul, MN
May 18 Simon Estes Amphitheater^ Des Moines, IA
May 19 The Pageant^ St. Louis, MO
May 21 KiMo Theater Albuquerque, NM
May 23 Ford Theater Los Angeles, CA
May 24 House of Blues* Anaheim, CA
May 25 The Fillmore* San Francisco, CA
May 27 Bottle Rock Festival (Sold Out) Napa Valley, CA
May 29 Commodore* Vancoucer, BC
May 30 Showbox at the Market* Seattle, WA
Jun 1 Ogden Music Festival Ogden, UT
     
Jun 23 Ottawa Jazz Festival Ottawa, ON
Jun 25 Toronto Jazz Festival Toronto, ON
Jun 28 International Jazz Festival Rochester, NY
Jul 8 Levitate Festival Marshfield, MA
     
Sep 6 Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, CO
     
Oct 11 O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire London, UK
     

* w/Mikaela Davis
^ w/Liz Vice

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