First Listen: Lake Street Dive Knows Exactly “What I’m Doing Here”

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    The gorgeous Rachael Price of Lake Street Dive had already won us over with her full-bodied alto with her take on the Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back” and Billy Joel’s “Rich Girl” from 2012's Fun Machine EP. But the band that brought us their fourth album release in less than five years with 2014’s strong Bad Self Portrait, completely out does themselves with this one-off bluesy ballad written and led by Lake Street Dive front-woman Price, “What I’m Doing Here.” Sold exclusively on 7-inch vinyl, with “Wedding Band” serving as the B-side, for Record Store Day back on April 19th, we can only hope a digital version is available for those who live in places where the independent record store has gone the way of the dodo bird. In the meantime, enjoy this brilliant in-studio performance by one of the most consistent vocalists out today.  

    By L. Michael Gipson


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