Wednesday, February 23, 2011

New Grand Lake On Tap For March, Download "The Tourist" Now

It goes without saying that we love bands on our own label. It's one of those things: you don't tend to sign someone to release their records unless you really, really, love their records. Which is why we were stoked when Grand Lake came out of hibernation and told us that they had recorded a new record over the winter entitled Leaves Ellipse!

The record is a fantastic piece of work recorded over the winter in San Luis Obispo, and it explores many of the gentler sides of the band. Loaded with vocal harmonies, natural reverb, and acoustic instrumentation, the record takes the band in a direction that is simultaneously exploratory and welcoming. While on the job, the band recorded a lovely EPK about the experience, which you can check out above.

As though that weren't enough, the band also managed to record a hauntingly lovely cover of Radiohead's "The Tourist" during the same sessions. The track (which you can snag below) gives a wonderful perspective, not only on the band's new sonic explorations, but on the feeling and direction these wintertime California sessions took. If we could say, in a word: fantastic.