OFF TEMPO signs LAKE and releases their new album Roundelay— out on April 24, 2020.
OFF TEMPO Signs LAKE, Releases New Album RoundelayJanuary 22, 2020
LAKE has been a long-time favorite of many people in the Pacific Northwest and it is a pleasure and a privilege that their new home will be with OFF TEMPO.
Although OFF TEMPO's audio archive has been publicly inaccessible for several years now, one of the first recorded shows we captured was of LAKE performing at the beloved 321 Arts Space (R.I.P.) in the Tri-Cities, Washington. This was back in 2007, the year that OFF TEMPO was established as solely a project to document underground events, before we were in the record label business.
We've known each other for over a decade and have a lot of excitement about working together. It's really a dream come true.
Anyway, here is a little bio about the album:
Roundelay is LAKE's most cohesive, adventurous, and fully realized record to date with their own brand of sophisti-pop. It is rich, layered, developed, and at times, avant-garde. Odd time-signatures reign without being too mathy, and sprinkles of horn arrangements, grand piano, and pedal steel put the elevator in the new genre they dub from this moment forward, elevator punk.
To summarize the record, “LAKE got heavy!” was exuberantly yelled at a recent gig in their hometown on Whidbey Island, WA. The band agrees that their once lighter sound has drifted into the realm of “rock”.Tour dates below
LAKE West Coast Winter Tour
1/26 • Clinton, WA - LAKE tour kick-off @ Bailey's Corner & Nightclub,
1/27 • Olympia, WA - Hobbit House w/ Generifus, Slashed Tire
1/28 • Kennewick, WA - Gale's House w/ PETS (message for address, etc.)
1/29 • Boise, ID - Neurolux w/ Nick Delffs, Unda Fluxit
1/30 • Salt Lake City, UT - The Urban Lounge w/ Choir Boy, Sleepy Passenger, Flash and Flare
1/31 • Flagstaff, AZ - Flagstaff Brewing Company w/ Eric and the Forest Critters, Possum Pants
2/01 • Tucson, AZ - Club Congress w/ Pinegrove
2/03 • Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom w/ Pinegrove
2/04 • San Diego, CA - the Music Box w/ Pinegrove
2/05 • West Hollywood, CA - the Roxy w/ Pinegrove sold out!
2/07 • Pioneertown, CA - Pappy & Harriet's w/ Pinegrove
2/08 • Pomona, CA - The Glass House w/ Pinegrove
2/09 • San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore w/ Pinegrove
2/10 • Sacramento, CA - Harlowe's Restaurant & Night Club
2/12 • Seattle, WA - The Neptune Theater w/ Pinegrove
2/13 • Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom w/ Pinegrove
LAKE JAPAN TOUR 2020
3/18 • Shibuya, Tokyo - Tokyo 7th FLOOR w/ Shinichi Sugawara BAND, Koji Shibuya (yumbo) (Tickets)
3/19 • Chikusa-ku, Nagoya - Nagoya TOKUZO w/ Shiraoka Tickets)
3/20 • Kyoto - Kyoto UrBANGUILD w/ ゑ dima makon Tickets)
3/21 • Takamatsu - (Details will be announced later)
3/22 • Imabari - Hohohoza (Tickets)
3/24 • Matsumoto - Give me little more. (Tickets)
3/25 • Shibuya, Tokyo - Tokyo 7th FLOOR w/ mmm, Emerson Kitamura (Tickets)