Video: Lake Street Dive Unveils Live Version of 'Twenty-Five' Ahead of New Album

Their album, Good Together, is set for release June 21.

By: May. 29, 2024
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Acclaimed band Lake Street Dive have unveiled another taste of new music with the live version of “Twenty-Five,” one of the singles from their highly-anticipated new album, Good Together. The album is set for release June 21, marking their debut with Fantasy Records.

“Twenty-Five” features the singular voice of Rachael Price accompanied only by a gorgeously understated piano performance from Akie Bermiss. As described by bassist/vocalist Bridget Kearney, the song is a tender reflection on a great love that burned bright and flamed out, but stays with each person for the rest of their lives. “I thought that was a beautiful sentiment, but it also ties into the theme of the album and the whole question of, ‘How can we as a species continue to love one another, in spite of all the challenges we face?’”

In support of the new music, Lake Street Dive will set out on the Good Together Tour, beginning June 14 and marking their largest and most ambitious North American run to date. The tour features a career milestone with a landmark show at Madison Square Garden on September 14. Tickets are on sale now, visit lakestreetdive.com for more information and see below for complete tour dates.

On Good Together the band arrives with a renewed sense of purpose, aiming to highlight our shared humanity against the social divisions pulling us apart. The ethos of Good Together can be described as “joyful rebellion,” just as energetic and danceable as it is defiantly principled.

“There’s a lot to be angry about in the world right now, a lot of pain and rage and divisiveness, but it isn’t sustainable to constantly live in that anger—you need something else to keep you going,” says drummer Mike Calabrese. “Joy is a great way to sustain yourself, and we wanted to encourage everyone to stay aware of that. In a way this album is our way of saying, ‘Take your joy very seriously.’”

The album finds Lake Street Dive working once more with Grammy-winning producer Mike Elizondo (Fiona Apple, Sheryl Crow, Gary Clark Jr.), also marking the first time all the members of the band collaborated in the earliest, most vulnerable stages of songwriting together, creating a unique approach to the sessions. The group gathered in Calabrese’s Vermont home, where bandmembers would each contribute, expanding the band’s musical palette and expressive range. “At first it was terrifying to write together in the same room,” says Price. “But as soon as we got started it felt so fun. We very quickly realized, ‘Oh, we need to do this again and again.’”

The new record follows the band’s critically acclaimed 2021 release, Obviously, which received a host of critical praise including from Rolling Stone, who heralded, “at a moment when pop strives for lo-fi, solitary-world intimacy, the jazz-pop-whatever band refuse to think small” while Downbeat cheers, “Lake Street Dive finds beauty in pop.”

Across their storied career, Lake Street Dive have built a legacy as a rare collection of musicians with dynamic songwriting chemistry and genre-bending mastery, pushing the boundaries of pop, soul, jazz, and folk. The group’s performances include “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “CBS This Morning,” and NPR’s Tiny Desk, and they have drawn critical praise from The New York Times and the Associated Press, among others. With tens of millions of streams, an acclaimed discography, and an enduring worldwide fanbase, the band—Rachael Price, Bridget Kearney, Mike Calabrese, Akie Bermiss and James Cornelison—have become an exhilarating force in popular music.

Formed in Boston, the quintet first met while studying jazz at the New England Conservatory of Music. Their breakout album Bad Self Portraits was released in 2014, followed by Side Pony (2016), Free Yourself Up (2018) and Obviously (2021). Their most recent recording, 2022’s Fun Machine: The Sequel, is a six-track covers EP with songs by Bonnie Raitt, The Pointer Sisters and Carole King, among others.

LAKE STREET DIVE—GOOD TOGETHER TOUR 2024

June 14—Asbury Park, NJ—Stone Pony Summer Stage

June 27—Ottawa, ON—Ottawa Jazz Festival

June 28—Toronto, ON—Toronto Jazz Festival—History (SOLD OUT)

June 29—Saratoga Springs, NY—Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival

July 2—Nantucket, MA—The Chicken Box (SOLD OUT)

July 3— Nantucket, MA—The Chicken Box (SOLD OUT)

July 6—Marshfield, MA—Levitate Music And Arts Festival

July 7—Lafayette, NY—Beak and Skiff Apple Orchards

July 9—Cleveland, OH—TempleLive at Cleveland Masonic

July 10—Interlochen, MI—Interlochen Center for the Arts, Kresge Auditorium

July 12—Indianapolis, IN—Everwise Amphitheater at White River State Park

July 13—Nashville, TN—Ascend Amphitheater

July 14—Cincinnati, OH—Andrew J Brady Music Center

July 16—St. Louis, MO—St. Louis Music Park

July 17—Bentonville, AR—The Momentary

July 19—Dillon, CO—Dillon Amphitheater (SOLD OUT)

July 21—Morrison, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre (SOLD OUT)

July 23—Salt Lake City, UT—Red Butte Garden Outdoor Concert Series (SOLD OUT)

July 26—San Diego, CA—Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre

July 27—Los Angeles, CA—The Greek Theatre

July 28—Berkeley, CA—The Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley

July 30—Ketchum, ID—Sun Valley Center for the Arts

August 1—Vancouver, BC—Orpheum Theatre

August 2—Troutdale, OR—McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheatre

August 3—Seattle, WA—Venue TBA

August 4—Seattle, WA—Venue TBA

August 17—Portland, ME—Thompson’s Point

August 18—Portland, ME—Thompson’s Point

September 13—Columbia, MD—Merriweather Post Pavilion

September 14—New York, NY—Madison Square Garden

September 15—Philadelphia, PA—The Mann

September 17—Buffalo, NY—Terminal B at the Outer Harbor

September 19—Shelburne, VT—The Green At Shelburne Museum (SOLD OUT)

September 20—Shelburne, VT—The Green At Shelburne Museum (SOLD OUT)

September 21—Hammondsport, NY—The Pavilion
At Point Of The Bluff Vineyards

September 23—Grand Rapids, MI—20 Monroe Live

September 24—Madison, WI—Breese Stevens Field

September 26—Chicago, IL—The Salt Shed

September 27—Chicago, IL—The Salt Shed

September 28—Minneapolis, MN—Surly Brewing Festival Field

September 30—Columbus, OH—KEMBA Live! Outdoor

October 1—Pittsburgh, PA—Stage AE

October 2—Richmond, VA—Maymont

October 4—Raleigh, NC—Red Hat Amphitheater

October 5—Charlotte, NC—Skyla Credit Union Amphitheatre

October 6—North Charleston, SC—Firefly Distillery

October 8—Asheville, NC—Rabbit Rabbit

October 10—Atlanta, GA—The Eastern

October 11—Atlanta, GA—The Eastern (SOLD OUT)

October 12—Atlanta, GA—The Eastern

Photo credit: Shervin Lainez




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