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Grand Lake - "Louise" MP3 (PopMatters Premiere)

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Wednesday, Aug 25, 2010
by PopMatters Staff
The original take on "Louise" from Oakland's Grand Lake is a rocking tune, while this new interpretation is pastoral and folky, a thorough re-working.

Caleb Nichols, formerly of Oakland’s Port O’Brien has collaborated with Jameson Swanagon on and off for the past 15 years. It took Swanagon’s return to the Bay Area from Boston to solidify their musical partnership in Grand Lake. The band’s debut, Blood Sea Dream, came out this Tuesday. The band is planning a free, new supplemental release called Soft Lake, releasing soon, that will include more minimalistic takes on songs from Blood Sea Dream as well as few new tunes. “Louise (I Live in a Fantasy)” appears on the earlier album, but here we have the free download premiere of the new take on the tune that will soon appear on Soft Lake. The original is a rocking tune, while this new interpretation is pastoral and folky, a thorough re-working.


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Grand Lake won't be fooling anyone with Blood Sea Dream. This is an album clearly "of its time", built from the era's most obvious references. There's also absolutely nothing wrong with that.
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