Quick Hitters:: Goose Lake Lakeheart EP

Earlier this year, I stumbled on the quirky, dark folk of Goose Lake. The duo must have had access to a bottomless tickle trunk filled with noise makers and instruments, but even with all the interesting textures, the folk melodies were still intimate and accessible.

 

Lakehearts, the 6-song EP the band just released, revisits the dark, unsettling clouds that hovered over most of Landlords, but with synthy ditties like “will o’ the wisp”, the straight forward acoustic foundation of title track and the dreamy, sunshine filled feel of “long-bodied swimmer” leading the way, the record feels a bit more optimistic.

 

There are still lovely collages made from oddly paired sounds and demons still haunt the record (the tribal thump and creepy autoharp of “lamp slits” reminds me of early Ghostbees works and closer, “owl limpet” is full of torment), but even the decision to include an unexpected bonus track - their own fun take on the Arcade Fire classic, “Haiti” - shows the duo is just as interested in clearer skies.

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MP3:: Goose Lake - Haiti (Arcade Fire cover)

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MP3:: Goose Lake - Long Bodied Swimmer
WEB:: http://gooselake.bandcamp.com/

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