Thursday, August 6, 2009

Grand Lake Announces Free Live EP, West Coast Tour

It's been a little while since we caught up with Grand Lake, so we were psyched to see some quality news come over the wire this morning. The band, who have recently regrouped as a three piece consisting of bassist Caleb Nichols, guitarist Jameson Swagnon, and drummer John Pomeroy. Word is the new lineup has been hard at work, both on new tunes and in the live environ.

All that hard work is apparently paying off: the band is working on on upcoming record, tentatively entitled Boontling, for release later this year. To tide listeners over, the band has taken two of the songs from the new record, "Louise" and "My Father As A Forest Full Of Trees", and made them available as a free download via bandcamp. (We hate that click through email crap, so we made the tracks available below as well)
In addition, the band has lined up dates for their first all-encompassing west coast tour, and will be travelling everywhere from San Diego to Washington over the last two weeks in August. We're psyched to see the band (especially with the lineup tumult) staying on track, and we have to say: get out and see these guys on this tour. Their live show is a real treat, and at the pace things are going, you're likely to catch something completely new as well. Win!

Grand Lake Summer 2009 West Coast Tour

8/15 - Old Ironsides, Sacramento, CA w/ Buildings Breeding
8/20 - Silver Factory Studios, Los Angeles, CA w/ Dirt Dress
8/21 - Tin Can Ale House, San Diego, CA w/ Manuok
8/22 - The Uptown Nightclub, Oakland, CA w/ Guidance Counselor
8/25 - The Comet, Seattle, WA w/ Origami Ghosts
8/26 - House Show, Olympia, WA w/ Guidance Counselor
8/27 - Holocene, Portland, OR w/ Guidance Counselor

mp3: Grand Lake - Louise (Live)
mp3: Grand Lake - My Father As A Forest Full Of Trees (Live)