Skip to content’s Featured Artist: Lakefight

November 22, 2011

Finding a special band is a rush for me, a thrill, like morning wood belly down on Egyptian sheets with a threadcount of 1200( I think you get the picture.) Finding Lakefight was a rush to find at 2 a.m.  Upon pushing the little digital arrow there was a bit of confusion at first, but it was as if you were looking at a beautiful discernible abstract painting that spoke to you, you got it, but you weren’t sure if anyone else would because of its complexity. It was brilliant, this stuff was genius! I couldn’t help but listen to the song in its entirety and every song after. The music was “smart” it was art in the truest sense of the word and I thought it may even be over most people’s heads, but one thing for certain is that I had to see this band live to see if it would even remotely sound the same……was it possible?. Lucky for me….the band played that next week at the Rendezvous on a Friday, and despite other plans I was going to see this band, and I did. To see the band was inspiring, it gave me even more faith in the Seattle music scene. It was refreshing to see this young band not only create such beautiful and intricate music, but do it with such flair. It was like finding that abstract piece of art you loved so much and seeing it in real life, and it was everything you’d expected….  “how could people not understand this?”

Here is a bio of the band as well as some footage I shot, of that very night at the Rendezvous. Stay tuned for more coverage of this band right here, cause we have them on our radar and we are paying close attention.

Lakefight is a four-piece from Seattle. Using a pair of keyboards, a guitar, and two and a half drum kits, they screech through feverish Bowie mini-epics, caroming off into schoolyard chants from doo- wop surf meltdowns and fractured pop-music-with-rabies, marred with lyrics yelped, sung, screamed, and mangled as if by a crazed doomsday preacher. From reeling seasick waltzes to noise pop rushes, ultimately there is passion and energy and (shockingly) hope.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. jessicahallock permalink
    November 22, 2011 4:16 pm

    just pre-ordered their 7″… sickkkk

  2. landis.the.mandis permalink
    November 29, 2011 7:42 pm

    helllll yeah!

  3. benjaminsanders permalink
    December 16, 2011 10:40 pm

    Kick ass, I remember the time when David was just a kid with a guitar playing in the back of a coffee shop. He started playing and the whole place got really quiet, and at some point the guy going on next asked me when he was going to be done, I told him, “I don’t know, be quiet.” We made like 200 copies of his first album the night before, gave them away for free. We only had 3 left at the end of the night.

    • December 17, 2011 1:02 am

      Not surprising at all Benjamin…I would have loved to snag one of those CD’s.


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