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Bad Self Portraits, Lake Street Dive

Lake Street Dive

February 22nd, 2014

Formed:
Boston

Genre:
Pop

Years Active:
'00s, '10s






Lake Street Dive

Biography

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 Episodeā€¦ 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 Five'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, also released as a single.

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Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.

Bad Self Portraits Bad Self Portraits 3:24 $1.29
2.

You Go Down Smooth Bad Self Portraits 3:29 $1.29
3.

Better Than Bad Self Portraits 3:35 $0.99
4.

I Want You Back Fun Machine – EP 4:21 $0.99
5.

Use Me Up Bad Self Portraits 3:57 $0.99
6.

Rich Girl Fun Machine – EP 3:39 $0.99
7.

Stop Your Crying Bad Self Portraits 3:34 $0.99
8.

You Go Down Smooth Live At the Lizard Lounge 4:32 $0.99
9.

Seventeen Bad Self Portraits 3:39 $0.99
10.

What About Me Bad Self Portraits 4:17 $0.99
11.

This Magic Moment Fun Machine – EP 2:50 $0.99
12.

Faith Fun Machine – EP 3:37 $0.99
13.

Rental Love Bad Self Portraits 2:37 $0.99
14.

Just Ask Bad Self Portraits 5:05 $0.99
15.

Rabid Animal Bad Self Portraits 2:13 $0.99
16.

Let Me Roll It Fun Machine – EP 3:42 $0.99
17.

Clear a Space Fun Machine – EP 4:02 $0.99
18.

Bobby Tanqueray Bad Self Portraits 3:32 $0.99
19.

Don't Make Me Hold Your Hand Lake Street Dive 6:11 $0.99
20.

Neighbor Song Lake Street Dive 4:31 $0.99
21.

Funny Not to Care Lake Street Dive 3:49 $0.99
22.

Hello? Goodbye! Lake Street Dive 3:34 $0.99
23.

We All Love the Same Songs Lake Street Dive 3:53 $0.99
24.

This Magic Moment Live At the Lizard Lounge 3:00 $0.99
25.

Don't Make Me Hold Your Hand Live At the Lizard Lounge 5:49 $0.99

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