The Lake Effects announce new full-length, "Ioway"

The Lake Effects announce new full-length, “Ioway”

Tuning into a¬†song by The Lake Effects might lead you to think they’re a typical indie-rock band. But within seconds you’ll understand that’s not the case. Usually, by that point, the sousaphone will have dropped in.

The Lake Effects describe themselves¬†as having “indie pop sensibilities with brass band capabilities.” The four-piece group rotates between standard rock instrumentation with the addition of trombone, trumpet, and sousaphone. The sounds culminate in loud, high-energy, danceable tunes.

Their new album, “Ioway,” is inspired by the band’s shared Midwestern upbringing. But among the images of Michigan winters and Iowan childhoods are playful tracks that reveal the band’s wry sense of humor.

We’re fortunate to showcase two tracks that capture both ends of the spectrum.

The band will release the new nine-track album on January 21 at The Upper Room. It will be available for purchase on The Lake Effects’ bandcamp page.