Lake Street Dive have been performing for nearly a decade after meeting as fellow students at the New England Conservatory in Boston. The band was hand picked by Minneapolis trumpet/guitar player Mike Olson and named after an actual neighborhood of seedy bars in his hometown. Vocalist Rachael Price came from outside Nashville, Tennessee, stand-up bassist Bridget Kearney was an Iowa native, while drummer Mike Calabrese called Philadelphia home. “I wasn’t only impressed with their musicianship,” says Olson, who acquired the nickname “McDuck” while at the conservatory for his reclusive ways. “They were also a lot of fun just to hang out with. The first four years of rehearsals were more like glorified dinner parties.”
You probably remember the song “Stop Your Crying” off the bands debut LP Bad Self Portraits in 2014. WRLT has been a big fan of the band ever since. Click here to watch a live video we shot at Hangout Music Fest in 2014. Let us know what you think of “Call Off Your Dogs” by Lake Street Dive in a comment below!
Lake Street Dive – “Call Off Your Dogs” from the album Side Pony, due February 19, 2016, on Nonesuch Records. Download now when you pre-order the album: http://www.lakestreetdive.com/