Bad Self Portraits is eclectic Boston band Lake Street Dive's third studio album, and the group's sixth release overall. Produced by Sam Kassirer (Josh Ritter, Erin McKeown), the album comes two years after the group's covers EP, Fun Machine. Rather than revisit that album's neat gimmick of a jazz-soul band covering contemporary pop songs, Lake Street Dive instead delve into a substantial batch of their own blue-eyed-soul and Southern rock-inflected originals. Once again, the album showcases lead singer Rachel Price's resonant, old-school singing, which is still the main reason to listen to Lake Street Dive. Of course, with her band backing her at various times with harmony vocals, jazzy trumpet, crunchy tube guitar riffs, and woody jazz basslines, there's always something rootsy and unexpected happening around her on Bad Self Portraits. There is a buoyant creativity to many of Lake Street Dive's arrangements, and cuts like "Bobby Tanqueray" and "Seventeen" reveal such time-tested influences as late-'60s Muscle Shoals-influenced soul and Dusty Springfield-esque pop.
Performance CreditsLake Street Dive Primary Artist
Sam Kassirer Organ,Piano
Mike Calabrese Percussion,Drums,Vocals
Bridget Kearney Bass,Piano,Vocals
Rachel Price Vocals
Mike "McDuck" Olson Guitar,Piano,Trombone,Trumpet,Vocals
Technical CreditsPhilip Price Graphic Design
Sam Kassirer Producer
Mike Calabrese Composer
Bridget Kearney Composer
Mike "McDuck" Olson Composer
Robert Guillo Executive Producer
Gudrun Guillo Executive Producer
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I can't stop listening to these wonderful musicians! Brilliant!
real music. Plain and simple. Talent, passion and heart. This band is the real thing. Amazing vocals, top musicians and songs that touch, rip and move the heart.