LAKE are going on a US tour in their enormous, Adventure Time-funded, nuclear-powered twee death-bus

LAKE are going on a US tour in their enormous, Adventure Time-funded, nuclear-powered twee death-bus

Life’s pretty great if you’re in LAKE, the esteemed, K Records-signed indie pop band from Olympia. Not only are you, as mentioned, in an esteemed K Records-signed indie pop band, but you’re also THE RICHEST PEOPLE ALIVE. Let me explain. In 2010, the now-hit Cartoon Network series Adventure Time premiered. Along with it came a closing theme by a one Ashley Eriksson, who just so happens to be a vocalist for LAKE. And that same closing theme just so happens to be an alternate version of the song “Christmas Island” from LAKE’s 2009 album Let’s Build a Roof. Adventure Time has since become incredibly, incredibly popular and, due to a contract misunderstanding, LAKE receives 95% of the show’s profits. They have since taken those profits and invested them in many extremely successful ventures, thus making them the world’s richest people.

That said, LAKE are still in indie pop for the love of the sweet, delicate game. Success hasn’t changed them much, except for the fact that they now drive around in a jumbo tour-bus powered by nuclear-energy that cannot be harmed by any force on Earth. It also has a picture of a dragon on the side. Soon, they’ll be taking their nuclear death bus on the road for a month, rolling into town looking like the end times, but sounding closer to a pleasant tea time.

On September 17, the group will release their new record, The World Is Real. That album happens to be streaming at Pitchfork, so give it a listen. Just don’t worry about buying it, the members of LAKE have more than enough money. (NOTE: the members of LAKE are not actually billionaires, they are simply working artists. As such, you should purchase their album if you enjoy it.)

LAKE dates:

09.18.13 - Seattle, WA - 20/20 Cycle
09.19.13 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studio
09.21.13 - Boise, ID - The Crux
09.22.13 - Missoula, MT - VFW Hall
09.23.13 - Rapid City, SD - The Llama Pen
09.25.13 - Chicago, IL - Burlington
09.26.13 - Grand Rapids, MI - Mexican Sans Frontiers
09.27.13 - Toronto, ON - Rancho Relaxo
09.28.13 - Montreal, QC - Pop Montreal
09.29.13 - Biddeford, MD - The Oak & Ax Fest
09.30.13 - Allston, MA - Great Scott
10.01.13 - Providence, RI - TBC
10.02.13 - New York, NY - The Cake Shop
10.03.13 - Annondale-On-Hudson, NY - SMOG & Bard College
10.04.13 - Purchase, NY - SUNY Purchase
10.05.13 - Brooklyn, NY - Shea Stadium
10.06.13 - Philadelphia, PA - WKM
10.07.13 - Baltimore, MD - TBC
10.08.13 - Charlottesville, VA - Tea Bazaar
10.09.13 - Burham, NC - Pinhook
10.10.13 - Knoxville, TN - TBC
10.11.13 - Athens, GA - The World Famous
10.12.13 - Atlanta, GA - TBC

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