12 Songs, 40 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

From its hairdo-inspired title on down, this quirky quartet's second album embodies the exuberant, party-at-its-peak spirit of Hairspray. Stax soul, '60s pop hooks, and Motown momentum drive singing human dynamo Rachael Price and her super-tight, conservatory-trained crew. "Godawful Things" kicks things off with a bang, and the album only heats up from there. "Spectacular Failure" nails a lackluster lothario with pitiless humor, "Call Off Your Dogs" balances tricky time signatures with effortless vocal harmonies, and the bluesy kiss-off "I Don't Care About You" is delivered with tuneful finality.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

From its hairdo-inspired title on down, this quirky quartet's second album embodies the exuberant, party-at-its-peak spirit of Hairspray. Stax soul, '60s pop hooks, and Motown momentum drive singing human dynamo Rachael Price and her super-tight, conservatory-trained crew. "Godawful Things" kicks things off with a bang, and the album only heats up from there. "Spectacular Failure" nails a lackluster lothario with pitiless humor, "Call Off Your Dogs" balances tricky time signatures with effortless vocal harmonies, and the bluesy kiss-off "I Don't Care About You" is delivered with tuneful finality.

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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5

188 Ratings

188 Ratings

Call of Yo Dawgs

Mitch Polley

Based off the tracks I heard in Des Moines and this studio version of Call Off Your Dogs, I can say with confidence this album will be refreshing and spectacular. Side Pony Slay.

Who are these people!

Jefferson

Who are these people and where did they come from? Amazing sounding, great song, and I can't wait to get the album.

Fantastic

Love Marches On

I've been a fan of Lake Street Dive for a couple years now. Their style is so unique but yet so classic. Please never change! The new single is taking a slightly different direction than what I expected, but I still have faith that Side Pony will not disappoint.

About Lake Street Dive

Boston's Lake Street Dive are a fascinating blend of influences and complexity: jazz at heart, with an alternative D.I.Y. sensibility and a passion for classic rock and garage aesthetics. The band, comprised of singer Rachael Price, drummer Mike Calabrese, bassist Bridget Kearney, and trumpet-playing guitarist Mike "McDuck" Olson, first met and formed at Boston's New England Conservatory. The initial idea was to be a kind of free jazz country band, playing country songs in an avant-garde style, but the group's natural pop instincts kicked in, and the final sound the band came up with was a bright, fresh, charming, and exploratory version of jazzy pop/rock, full of hooks and plenty of R&B and soul flavors, with a big dose of the Beatles and British Invasion bands. The versatility involved in the music means Lake Street Dive are equally at home on an acoustic stage, at a summer festival, in a rock bar, or in a jazz club, and they quickly gathered a following on the east coast. The band independently released In This Episode… in 2007 and Promises, Promises in 2008 before hooking up with Signature Records, who issued their self-titled effort in 2011. The EP Fun Machine followed in 2012 and featured five cover versions (such as Jackson 5's "I Want You Back" and Hall & Oates' "Rich Girl") along with one original song. The album Bad Self Portraits appeared in 2014 with its "selfie"-referencing title track, which was also released as a single. In 2016, Lake Street Dive released their fifth full-length album, the Dave Cobb-produced, Side Pony, on Nonesuch Records. ~ Steve Leggett

  • ORIGIN
    Boston, MA
  • GENRE
    Pop
  • FORMED
    2004

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