Lake Street Dive announce new album and UK and European shows

Photo: Shervin Lainez

Lake Street Dive, the Boston soul-flecked americana band, has announced the release of a new album ‘Good Together’ via Fantasy Records on 21st June 2024 along with a series of dates in the UK and Europe in January and February next year.

On ‘Good Together’, Lake Street Dive show “a renewed sense of purpose”, described as “joyful rebellion”, “looking to promote our shared humanity against the social divisions afflicting so many societies.”

“There’s a lot to be angry about in the world right now, a lot of pain and rage and divisiveness, but it isn’t sustainable to constantly live in that anger—you need something else to keep you going”, says drummer Mike Calabrese. “Joy is a great way to sustain yourself, and we wanted to encourage everyone to stay aware of that. In a way this album is our way of saying, ‘Take your joy very seriously.’”

The album finds Lake Street Dive working once more with producer Mike Elizondo.  For the first time all the members of the band collaborated in the earliest stages of songwriting together, creating a unique approach to the sessions. “At first it was terrifying to write together in the same room”, says frontwoman Rachel Price. “But as soon as we got started it felt so fun. We very quickly realized, ‘Oh, we need to do this again and again.’”

 

Pre-save and pre-order links can be found here.

Lake Street Dive have announced a 15-date UK and European tour for January-February 2025 where audiences can hear the new songs live for the first time.   Tickets are on sale from 10am on 22nd May 2024 here for the dates listed below..

26th Jan – Glasgow, Old Fruit Market (UK)
28th Jan – New Century Hall, Manchester (UK)
29th Jan – Vicar Street, Dublin (IRE)
31st Jan – Roundhouse, London (UK)
01st Feb – SWX, Bristol (UK)
03rd Feb – Melkweg, Amsterdam (NL)
04th Feb – Alhambra, Paris (FR)
05th  Feb – De Roma, Antwerp (BE)
07th Feb – Karlstorbahnhof, Heidelberg (DE)
08th Feb – Wuk, Vienna (AT)
09th Feb – Berlin, Germany (DE)
11th Feb – Mojo Club, Hamburg (DE)
12th Feb – Amager Bio, Copenhagen (DK)
14th Feb – Rockefeller, Oslo (NO)
15th Feb – Debaser Strand, Stockholm (SE)

They have just released the third single ‘Twenty-Five’, an ode to youth and first loves.  It features Price’s distinctive voice accompanied only by an understated piano from Akie Bermiss.  Bassist /vocalist Bridget Kearney sees the song as a tender reflection on a great love that burned bright. “I thought that was a beautiful sentiment, but it also ties into the theme of the album and the whole question of, ‘How can we as a species continue to love one another, in spite of all the challenges we face?’”

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London based self-diagnosed music junkie with tastes extending to all points of big tent americana and beyond. Fan of acts and songs rather than genres.
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