6-Track Covers EP Features Songs By The Pointer Sisters, Dionne Warwick, Shania Twain, Carole King, The Cranberries and Bonnie Raitt
Beloved Pop-Soul Group’s U.S. Tour Begins Tonight at The Anthem in Washington, D.C.
Lake Street Dive has released Fun Machine: The Sequel, their new 6-track covers EP now available digitally and on CD and cassette via Fantasy Records. (Vinyl configurations will be available December 9th, 2022.) The specially curated collection features songs by some of the band’s favorite artists and composers including The Pointer Sisters, Dionne Warwick, Shania Twain, Carole King, The Cranberries and Bonnie Raitt. Listen to and/or purchase Fun Machine: The Sequel HERE.
Lake Street Dive describes Fun Machine: The Sequel:
“Imagine you walk into your favorite local dive bar and Lake Street Dive is on stage, doing our regular weekly gig for $5 a head. These are the songs we’d be covering there and how we’d be playing them. Some deep cuts, some sentimental favorites and some (hopefully) epic crowd pleasers.”
Produced by Robin MacMillan and recorded at Figure 8 Recording in Brooklyn and Lucy’s Meat Market in Los Angeles (with contributions from touring guitarist/background vocalist, James Cornelison), Fun Machine: The Sequel is the band’s second set of distinctive cover songs. While 2012’s Fun Machine paid homage to their classic R&B, neo-soul, and jazz roots, Fun Machine: The Sequel expands the aperture a little wider, featuring selections ranging from R&B and pop favorites like Dionne Warwick’s (the Burt Bacharach/Hal David penned) classic “Anyone Who Had A Heart,” and The Pointer Sisters’ funky “Automatic,” to works by introspective singer-songwriters such as The Cranberries’ gorgeous “Linger,” Carole King’s timeless “So Far Away,” Bonnie Raitt’s era-defining “Nick Of Time,” and even Shania Twain’s suddenly resurgent pop-country anthem, “You’re Still The One.”
To commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the original Fun Machine EP, Lake Street Dive recently released two fantastic live performance videos recorded on the same Boston street corner where they filmed their (now viral) cover of the Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back,” which helped fuel the band’s incredible rise a decade ago. Watch their sublime take on Bonnie Raitt’s classic “Nick of Time,” HERE and their ebullient performance of The Pointer Sisters’ “Automatic,” HERE.
For Lake Street Dive, vocalist Rachael Price; bassist/background vocalist, Bridget Kearney; drummer/background vocalist, Mike Calabrese and keyboardist/vocalist, Akie Bermiss, the prospect of covering some of their favorite songs in the studio wasn’t just an exercise in breathless adoration. The approach was artful re-invention, a way to celebrate their inspirations while also advancing their own musical foundation¾all in hopes of inspiring a new generation of fans along the way.
Known as one of the most dynamic touring acts working today, the pop-soul sensations are in the midst of a highly successful national tour that begins its second leg tonight at The Anthem in Washington D.C. and continues with two shows at New York City’s famed Radio City Music Hall, September 10th, and 11th. The tour, which also features two shows supporting Jack Johnson at The Hollywood Bowl, October 1st, and 2nd, runs through a two-night sold-out headlining stand at The Fox Theater in Oakland, CA., October 13th, and 14th. See the full itinerary below and find tickets HERE.
Watch the EP’s movie style trailer HERE
Fun Machine: The Sequel will be available in additional configurations including vinyl (with bonus tracks) on December 9th, 2022. Find special offers and fan exclusives HERE.
Fun Machine: The Sequel – Track List:
Lake Street Dive On Tour:
SEP 9- The Anthem – Washington, DC with Allen Stone SOLD OUT
SEP 10- Radio City Music Hall – New York, NY with Allen Stone SOLD OUT
SEP 11- Radio City Music Hall – New York, NY with Allen Stone
SEP 13- Virginia Credit Union LIVE! – Richmond, VA with The Dip
SEP 14- North Carolina Museum of Art – Raleigh, NC with The Dip SOLD OUT
SEP 16- Live Oak Bank Pavilion at Riverfront Park – Wilmington, NC
SEP 17- Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre – Charlotte, NC
SEP 24- Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival – Franklin, TN
SEP 27- Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater – Austin, TX with Devon Gilfillian SOLD OUT
SEP 28- Tobin Center for the Performing Arts – San Antonio, TX with Devon Gilfillian
SEP 30 – The Van Buren – Phoenix, AZ with Devon Gilfillian
OCT 1- Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA with Jack Johnson
OCT 2- Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA with Jack Johnson
OCT 4- Humphreys Concerts By The Bay – San Diego, CA with Devon Gilfillian
OCT 5- Humphreys Concerts By The Bay – San Diego, CA with Devon Gilfillian
OCT 7- Edgefield – Troutdale, OR with Devon Gilfillian
OCT 8 – Cuthbert Amphitheater – Eugene, OR
OCT 9 – Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA with Devon Gilfillian
OCT 11 – Orpheum Theatre – Vancouver, BC – with Devon Gilfillian
OCT 13 – Fox Theater – Oakland, CA with Devon Gilfillian SOLD OUT
OCT 14 – Fox Theater – Oakland, CA with The Altons SOLD OUT