The debut EP from Bay Area Art-Rock group Grand Lake. Nevermint was recorded after a month's worth of rehearsals, and well before the band actually played live.
Press for Nevermint:
"Grand Lake specialize in the simple, clean instrumentation found in groups like Band Of Horses and The Wrens."
"Grand Lake.s music has been described as 'minimalist indie pop.'With Swanagon having studied contemporary improvisation, many of the songs feature intricate and slightly dissonant guitar parts, accompanied by light drums and Nichols. smooth and punctuated vocals. Soft harmonies and keyboards drift in and out, adding just the right amount to the already sparse but striking arrangements."
-The Bay Bridged
" Grand Lake tore through their set on the Hemlock's cozy stage; their songs revealed elasticity in a live setting, becoming loud and infectious where they were once mellow and soothing. Caleb Nichols proved himself an able frontman, performing energetically and busting out elaborate bass chops, augmented smoothly by Jameson Swanagan's sweeping, elegant guitar work. Paired with Ryan Parks' thumping percussion and and Erika Pipkin's melodic keyboard and vocals, the set came together as highly enjoyable from start to finish."
-The SF Deli
"Oakland, California based band Grand Lake are releasing their new album Nevermint on March 24th and it.s chock-full of the kind of nostalgic production I pine for this time of year. Tracks like .Oedipus Hex. and .Concrete Blonde on Blonde. have that classic Pixies feel, and in the interplay of vocals on .She.s A Hater., Erika Pipkin even taps into her inner Kim Deal. Good stuff for a nice day."
"You have to pay attention to their low-key style to catch Nichols. chuckle-worthy lyrics like these from a musical exchange with Pipkin in 'She.s a Hater': 'Fuck no, you won.t be at my wedding.See you on Craigslist, I.m betting.'"
-Speed Of Dark
released March 24, 2009
Produced by Grand Lake and Adam Myatt
Erkia Pipkin : Vocals / Keyboards
Jameson Swanagon : Guitar
Caleb Nichols : Bass / Vocals
Ryan Parks : Percussion / Yelling at Caleb
Recorded by Adam Myatt at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California
All songs written by Caleb Nichols except 4 and 7, by Jameson Swanagon.
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