I come down to the river everyday, and it has filled my senses with its beauty as the seasons have changed through the year. It is, after all, my first full year back in the Northeast in a long time. I have taken pictures of greenery, icy waters, shrouded snow and rain, and of glorious autumn colors. Lately, I have been buried in my phone and have not spent as much time looking up. Kinda down with how grey it has been. It occurred to me today that spring will be here soon, though you sure can't tell from the climatic conditions in New York.
This week spring will jump start for me, though, as I head to Austin for SXSW. Maybe when I get back, spring will have sprung in the city as well. Actually, Austin has had its share of Polar Vortex this year, too! Unfortunately, as so many have asked, Music Fog will not be in attendance in Austin, and this event marks the two year point since we have gone out to capture music. We still have unviewed videos to share with you, though.
Today we bring you such video from Lake Street Dive, from Americana Fest 2011. We were very lucky to have filmed as many sessions as we did, and it is spectacular to see the growth of these folks over the last few years. Lake Street Dive just appeared on Letterman a couple of weeks ago, when they played the title track to their brand new album, Bad Self Portraits. Ahead of that, LSD appeared on The Colbert Report to perform "You Go Down Smooth" (original, unreleased Music Fog version posted below) and they even had the new album streamed on Colbert's site before it went on sale. Lake Street Dive is playing larger venues on the heels of this release, and a quick look at their touring schedule shows many shows sold out. They're sure to be a favorite at Bonnaroo this year, too!
Today's video is a song from their self-titled 2011 album. Here is the Music Fog version of "Hello? Goodbye!" recorded at Marathon Recorders in Nashville, during the autumn of 2011.
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