The initial idea in 2004 was for the group to create a ‘free country band’ — as in country music, played free. This concept was abandoned in favor of something that «actually sounded good», according to Mike Olson. The band recorded a song written by Bridget Kearney which was submitted to the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. As a result, Kearney won the Jazz category in 2005. With the cash and 1000 CDs award, Lake Street Dive recorded their debut CD in 2006, in this episode. Bohemian rhapsody lake street dive did another self release called Promises, Promises. In the early years, Lake Street Dive juggled their tours with other commitments.
Between their first brief performance in a Des Moines, Iowa rock club in 2007 and their May 2011 appearance at The Berkeley Cafe in Raleigh, North Carolina, they performed around 100 times in 24 states. Lake Street Dive released their first Signature Sounds Recordings album, Lake Street Dive, in November 2010. By 2012 the four-piece band decided to make a strong commitment as a group and to tour. Bridget Kearney left her other band, Joy Kills Sorrow, to concentrate on Lake Street Dive. They went into the studio to record the album Fun Machine and some singles in November 2012.
Lead singer Rachael Price was still under contract with another label, Claire Vision. This prevented them from releasing the album recorded in the Fall of 2012 featuring Price. In late 2013, an agreement was reached and Lake Street Dive announced the release of their album Bad Self Portraits in February 2014. In 2013 and 2014 they played over 300 gigs in more than 175 different cities, spread between 43 states and 8 countries. Their Bad Self Portraits tour sold out in 40 venues at the start of 2014. Its viral success helped promote the band’s visibility and popularity. The band has uploaded numerous videos, including their annual, humorous Halloween covers. The band made some significant changes in their operations in 2015.
CD in Nashville, signed with Nonesuch Records in November and prepared for the release of their new album. In 2015 they performed at only 98 venues. However, they toured Australia and New Zealand in March, then picked up their usual pace until December. Lake Street Dive signed with Nonesuch Records in 2015 and released Side Pony in February 2016 with their new label. The album’s name refers to a hairstyle adopted by Kearney and is slang for «unexpectedly diverting the mind’s attention». The band released their second album with Nonesuch, Free Yourself Up in May 2018.
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