From Indian Lakes to release ew album ‘Everything Feels Better Now’!

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From Indian Lakes and Triple Crown Records are excited to share information on the bands forthcoming record, Everything Feels Better Now. The record showcases songwriter / multi-instrumentalist Joey Vannucchi’s trademark penchant for melodies and layered guitar lines that never leave your head. They write that the new album ‘tracks in moody indie-rock songs that look to the terse internal monologues of Now, Now and the atmospheric pop of Mew.” From Indian Lakes are preparing to embark upon a US headline tour in support of the new album this Autumn, with UK dates to be announced soon. The band have just released newest track, ‘Blank Tapes’ from the record, which you can listen to below:



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1.    Happy Machines
2.    The Monster
3.    Blank Tapes
4.    Bare It
5.    Hello
6.    Feel Love
7.    American Dreams
8.    Nome
9.    Sunlight
10.    Come Back
11.    Lose Myself
12. Rid Of It

The brainchild of songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joey Vannucchi, From Indian Lakes takes its name from Indian Lakes, CA, a small community outside of Yosemite National Park near where Vannucchi grew up on 40 acres of land with no electricity aside from a sparely used generator. Everything Feels Better Now is the fourth full-length release and the follow up to From Indian Lakes’ 2014 album Absent Sounds, which won praise from a wide swath of the critical landscape.

Vannucchi recorded the skeletons of the tracks for Everything Feels Better Now in the basement of a coffee shop that he rented each month for cheap. Further on, with the help of his housemate, he built sound panels and scraped together gear to make a workable home studio.  Over the course of 3 months he wrote and recorded around 20 songs before whittling the final number for the album down to 12. From there he traveled to Fairfax Recordings in Los Angeles, aka Sound City Studios, where he worked with producer Kevin Augunas (Delta Spirit, Cold War Kids) and engineer Gavin Paddock on slowly stripping away whatever tracks needed to be replaced from the basement and home studio recordings on the songs.

Everything Feels Better Now was recorded using vintage analog equipment, with no editing on vocals and instrumentation. “Delays were made using tape machines,” says Vannucchi, who played all the instruments heard on the album, “and other effects were made using various vintage equipment leftover from sound city studios. We used vintage synth equipment and vintage drums and guitar amps. When writing and recording this album, I was really trying to capture a lo-fi aesthetic, while still retaining a sense of thoughtfulness.”

Growing up off the grid and surrounded by rural California’s natural beauty has had a heavy influence on Vannucchi’s songwriting as well as his musicianship.  He spent most of his formative days outdoors exploring his surroundings, and without electricity or many other childhood and teenaged luxuries like The Internet, spent his free time learning new instruments and practicing for hours on a borrowed church drum set after receiving lessons in classical jazz drumming. Throughout high school he took part in various bands, and then at 20 began recording his own music at a friend’s studio in Indian Lakes, bringing the strange juxtaposition of subtle and sublime qualities of the grand landscapes that surrounded him to his songs.

On upcoming tour dates, Vannucchi will be joined live by the same group of friends that have been playing on the road with him for the majority of the project’s lifespan.

Upcoming US Tour Dates:
* = with Made Violent and Wild Wild Horses

03 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court *
04 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre *
06 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry *
07 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean *
08 – Detroit, MI – The Shelter *
09 – Pittsburgh, PA – Cattivo *
10 – Toronto, ON – Adelaide Hall *
12 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge *
13 – Boston, MA – Great Scott *
14 – Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry *
15 – Washington, DC – DC9 *
16 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506 *
17 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Purgatory) *
18 – Nashville, TN – High Watt *
20 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall *
21 – Austin, TX – 3 TEN @ ACL *
22 – Dallas, TX  – Sons of Hermann Hall *
23 – San Antonio, TX  – Jack’s Patio Bar *
26 – Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Bar *
27 – San Diego, CA – Voo Doo @ HOB *
28 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room *

01 – Seattle, WA – Vera Project *
02 – Portland, OR – Analog Theater *
04 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill *
05 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo *

Danny Peart
Editor / Live Music Photographer / Journalist at Soundcheck-Live

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