Lake Street Dive will release Free Yourself Up, its second album with Nonesuch Records on May 4. The four-member band -- drummer Michael Calabrese, bassist Bridget Kearney, singer Rachael Price, and guitarist/trumpeter Michael "McDuck" Olson -- self-produced the album at Goosehead Palace Studios in Nashville with engineer Dan Knobler. Tour dates to support Free Yourself Up begin with an intimate show at The Sinclair in the band's original home of Boston on release day. During this release tour, every ticket purchased online for headline shows includes a CD of the new album. Full details are below.
Free Yourself Up is available to preorder now at iTunes, lakestreetdive.com, and nonesuch.com, where the album track "Good Kisser" is available for instant download; Nonesuch Store pre-orders also include an exclusive print autographed by the band. "Good Kisser" is also streaming at Spotify and Apple Music.
The band also shares a performance video of "Good Kisser," recorded at Goosehead Palace Studios:
To Lake Street Dive, the title, Free Yourself Up, is both an exhortation to listeners and a statement of purpose for the band. In many ways, this is the band's most intimate and collaborative record, with the band working as a tightly knit unit to craft its ten songs. For this album, the quartet drafted touring keyboardist Akie Bermiss to join them in the studio as well as on stage. Adding another player to the process freed up the the band members to explore a wider range of instrumental textures, construct more full-bodied arrangements, and build on their well-known background harmonies.
Free Yourself Up is the follow up to the band's Nonesuch Records debut Side Pony. The band toured eighteen months for that album, including a sold-out headlining show at Radio City Music Hall. Side Pony album was lauded in the press, with Rolling Stone calling it "irresistible," and the Boston Globesaying, "Side Pony is a confident, expertly played statement from a band that's been honing its approach for more than a decade, and it clearly shows that Lake Street Dive is ready to make itself known to whatever audiences have yet to succumb to its many charms."
"This album is based in the realities in our time," Kearney reflects, "which have inevitably become part of everyone's daily life. It's something you think about and obsess over -- and write songs about. Free Yourself Up is about empowering yourself, emboldening yourself, no matter what's going wrong."
Free Yourself Up Track List:
Baby Don't Leave Me Alone With My Thoughts
Shame, Shame, Shame
I Can Change
Red Light Kisses
Doesn't Even Matter Now
You Are Free
Musta Been Something
Lake Street Dive Tour Dates:
Every ticket purchased online for Lake Street Dive's headline shows includes a CD of the new album Free Yourself Up, released on 5/4/18. Instructions for redeeming albums will be sent via email shortly after ticket purchases.
May 4 - Boston, MA The Sinclair*
May 5 - Turners Falls, MA Shea Theater*
May 6 - Kingston, NY Ulster Performing Arts Center*
May 8 - Burlington, VT Higher Ground*
May 9 - New Haven, CT College Street Music Hall*
May 10 - Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel*
May 12 - Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore*
May 13 - Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls*
May 15 - Chicago, IL Thalia Hall*
May 17 - St. Paul, MN Palace Theater^
May 18 - Des Moines, IA Simon Estes^
May 19 - St. Louis, MO The Pageant^
May 21 - Albuquerque, NM Kimo Theater
May 23 - Los Angeles, CA Ford Theater*
May 24 - Anaheim, CA House of Blues*
May 25 - San Francisco, CA The Fillmore*
May 27 - Napa Valley, CA Bottle Rock Festival
May 29 - Vancouver, BC Commodore*
May 30 - Seattle, WA Showbox at the Market*
June 1 - Ogden, UT Ogden Music Festival
June 23 - Ottawa, ONT Ottawa Jazz Festival
June 25 - Toronto, ONT Toronto Jazz Festival
June 28 - Rochester, NY International Jazz Festival
July 8 - Marshfield, MA Levitate Festival
September 6 - Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
October 11 - London, UK 02 Shepherd's Bush Empire
*Mikaela Davis supports / ^Liz Vice supports
Links for Free Yourself Up:
Lake Street Dive Store: http://smarturl.it/FreeYourselfUp.Ls
Nonesuch Store: http://smarturl.it/FreeYourselfUp.Ns
Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/FreeYourselfUp.Ap
Multiple retailers + video:http://smarturl.it/FreeYourselfUp