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  • Lake Street Dive has released its new single, "Hypotheticals," the first song on the band's forthcoming record, Obviously, due March 12. The album is titled after the first word in the song. You can watch a video for "Hypotheticals" filmed during the recording of the album at Phantom Studios in Gallatin, TN, here.

  • Lake Street Dive has released an acoustic performance video of "Nobody's Stopping You Now," the new single from their upcoming album, Obviously, out March 12. In the video, which you can watch here, lead vocalist Rachael Price performs the song—a letter of encouragement to her teenaged self—"on a beautiful remote island off the western coast of Canada" in the garden of her friend Elise Boer, who, with Adam Iredale-Gray, joins on strings.

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    Lake Street Dive's new album, Obviously, will be released March 12 on Nonesuch Records. In celebration of the forthcoming record, the group has premiered its new single, “Nobody’s Stopping You Now,” a letter of encouragement from lead vocalist Rachael Price to her teenaged self, co-written with bassist Bridget Kearney. You can watch the video below and download the track now when you pre-order the album here, along with the previously released album track "Making Do." The limited-edition autographed prints have now sold out.

    "Making Do," which was released at the end of last year, speaks to the world that future generations are inheriting while exploring the lasting impacts of climate change and our responsibility to address it. You can watch that video, featuring a cameo from Senator Ed Markey who co-sponsored the Green New Deal, below.

    As Price puts it, “You’re trying to express your anxieties, your feelings, your sadness, your happiness, all of these things—your authentic state of being in a song. But you’re also trying to create something people will listen to over and over again. That’s the unique fun thing about music, putting these messages into three and a half minute snippets, dropping whatever truth we can and hoping it’s the type of thing that people want to ruminate on.”

    Obviously was produced by Grammy Award-winning producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Mike Elizondo who is best known as a songwriting collaborator for Dr. Dre, Eminem, and 50 Cent and has also served as a record producer for Fiona Apple, Mary J. Blige, Carrie Underwood, and 21 Pilots, among many others. Utilizing Elizondo’s hip-hop record-making expertise coupled with the permanent addition of keyboardist Akie Bermiss, Lake Street Dive’s wide-ranging taste in pop, rock, R&B, and jazz have blended together to make an impressively cohesive sound, combining retro influences with a contemporary attitude.

    “We’ve been a band for so long that we didn’t want to just become a feedback loop of our own ideas,” recounts Kearney. “It felt like a really good time to bring another person like Mike [Elizondo], and he really opened us up. He encouraged us to make bolder arrangement choices, take those chances and try those things. The record really is a success in what we set out to do: continue to challenge ourselves, continue to grow, and do things we’ve never done before.”

    The members of Lake Street Dive founded the group in 2004 while attending the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. The band features Rachael Price (lead vocals), Mike “McDuck” Olson (trumpet, guitar), Bridget Kearney (bass) and Mike Calabrese (drums) as well as their newest member Akie Bermiss (keyboards), who has been a touring member of the group since 2017.

    Since the band’s inception, they have released six studio albums. Their 2018 self-produced record, Free Yourself Up, debuted at #4 on the Top Album Chart and charted #8 on the Billboard 200. In addition, the album’s hit single “Good Kisser” peaked at #5 at Americana radio and appeared in the Top 20 at AAA radio, both career peaks for the band. The group has toured worldwide performing at major music festivals including Bonnaroo, New Orleans Jazz Festival and Newport Folk Festival while preforming alongside artists such as T Bone Burnett, The Avett Brothers, Robert Finley, Jack Johnson, and Trombone Shorty.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Rachael Price, vocals
    Mike “McDuck” Olson, guitar, trumpet, mandolin, other stringed things, moral support
    Bridget Kearney, bass, background vocals, synthesizer, Mellotron, Septavox
    Mike Calabrese, drums, percussion, vocals, grunts, wah wah, marimba, arrangement on “Sarah”
    Akie Bermiss, piano, keyboards, vocals, synthesizer, beatbox, melodica, arrangement on “Sarah”
    Mike Elizondo, synthesizer, programming, keys
    Alec Spiegelman, baritone saxophone

    Kristin Andreassen, background vocals

    String Section on "Nobody's Stopping You Now"
    Alan Umstead, Mary Kathryn Vanosdale, Jung-min Shin, Bruce Christensen, Catherine Umstead, Anthony LaMarchina
    Arranged by David Campbell

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Mike Elizondo
    Recorded at Phantom Studios, Gallatin, TN 
    Engineered by Lawson White
    Assistant Engineering by Zach Stokes
    Additional Engineering by Pat DiCenso (“Making Do”) at Welcome to 1979, Nashville, TN
    Mixed by Adam Hawkins
    Mastered by Chris Gehringer at Sterling Sound

    Cover Photo by Shervin Lainez
    Album Art by Dewey Saunders

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on January 4, 2021 - 4:34pm
Release Date: 
Friday, March 12, 2021 (All day)
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Lake Street Dive's album Obviously was produced by Grammy Award winner Mike Elizondo, a songwriting collaborator for Dr. Dre, Eminem, and 50 Cent and record producer for Fiona Apple and Mary J. Blige, among others. "Mike encouraged us to make bolder arrangement choices, take those chances and try those things," says bassist Bridget Kearney. "The record really is a success in what we set out to do: continue to challenge ourselves, continue to grow, and do things we’ve never done before." Pre-order to download three songs now.

Description: 

Lake Street Dive's new album, Obviously, will be released March 12 on Nonesuch Records. In celebration of the forthcoming record, the group has premiered its new single, “Nobody’s Stopping You Now,” a letter of encouragement from lead vocalist Rachael Price to her teenaged self, co-written with bassist Bridget Kearney. You can watch the video below and download the track now when you pre-order the album here, along with the previously released album track "Making Do." The limited-edition autographed prints have now sold out.

"Making Do," which was released at the end of last year, speaks to the world that future generations are inheriting while exploring the lasting impacts of climate change and our responsibility to address it. You can watch that video, featuring a cameo from Senator Ed Markey who co-sponsored the Green New Deal, below.

As Price puts it, “You’re trying to express your anxieties, your feelings, your sadness, your happiness, all of these things—your authentic state of being in a song. But you’re also trying to create something people will listen to over and over again. That’s the unique fun thing about music, putting these messages into three and a half minute snippets, dropping whatever truth we can and hoping it’s the type of thing that people want to ruminate on.”

Obviously was produced by Grammy Award-winning producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Mike Elizondo who is best known as a songwriting collaborator for Dr. Dre, Eminem, and 50 Cent and has also served as a record producer for Fiona Apple, Mary J. Blige, Carrie Underwood, and 21 Pilots, among many others. Utilizing Elizondo’s hip-hop record-making expertise coupled with the permanent addition of keyboardist Akie Bermiss, Lake Street Dive’s wide-ranging taste in pop, rock, R&B, and jazz have blended together to make an impressively cohesive sound, combining retro influences with a contemporary attitude.

“We’ve been a band for so long that we didn’t want to just become a feedback loop of our own ideas,” recounts Kearney. “It felt like a really good time to bring another person like Mike [Elizondo], and he really opened us up. He encouraged us to make bolder arrangement choices, take those chances and try those things. The record really is a success in what we set out to do: continue to challenge ourselves, continue to grow, and do things we’ve never done before.”

The members of Lake Street Dive founded the group in 2004 while attending the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. The band features Rachael Price (lead vocals), Mike “McDuck” Olson (trumpet, guitar), Bridget Kearney (bass) and Mike Calabrese (drums) as well as their newest member Akie Bermiss (keyboards), who has been a touring member of the group since 2017.

Since the band’s inception, they have released six studio albums. Their 2018 self-produced record, Free Yourself Up, debuted at #4 on the Top Album Chart and charted #8 on the Billboard 200. In addition, the album’s hit single “Good Kisser” peaked at #5 at Americana radio and appeared in the Top 20 at AAA radio, both career peaks for the band. The group has toured worldwide performing at major music festivals including Bonnaroo, New Orleans Jazz Festival and Newport Folk Festival while preforming alongside artists such as T Bone Burnett, The Avett Brothers, Robert Finley, Jack Johnson, and Trombone Shorty.

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Mike Elizondo
Recorded at Phantom Studios, Gallatin, TN 
Engineered by Lawson White
Assistant Engineering by Zach Stokes
Additional Engineering by Pat DiCenso (“Making Do”) at Welcome to 1979, Nashville, TN
Mixed by Adam Hawkins
Mastered by Chris Gehringer at Sterling Sound

Cover Photo by Shervin Lainez
Album Art by Dewey Saunders

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Monday, January 4, 2021 - 16:30
Album Status: 
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Label: 
Translucent Green LP+ MP3
UPC: 
075597917239
Price: 
17.00
Label: 
Standard LP + MP3
UPC: 
075597919547
Price: 
16.00
Label: 
CD + MP3 + Print
UPC: 
075597919530
Price: 
13.00
Artist Name: 
Lake Street Dive
MusicianDetails: 

MUSICIANS
Rachael Price, vocals
Mike “McDuck” Olson, guitar, trumpet, mandolin, other stringed things, moral support
Bridget Kearney, bass, background vocals, synthesizer, Mellotron, Septavox
Mike Calabrese, drums, percussion, vocals, grunts, wah wah, marimba, arrangement on “Sarah”
Akie Bermiss, piano, keyboards, vocals, synthesizer, beatbox, melodica, arrangement on “Sarah”
Mike Elizondo, synthesizer, programming, keys
Alec Spiegelman, baritone saxophone

Kristin Andreassen, background vocals

String Section on "Nobody's Stopping You Now"
Alan Umstead, Mary Kathryn Vanosdale, Jung-min Shin, Bruce Christensen, Catherine Umstead, Anthony LaMarchina
Arranged by David Campbell

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