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Monday: K Records Showcase at Sugar City

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Karl Blau

Karl Blau

Influential indie label K Records (former home of Modest Mouse, Built to Spill) is coming through town on Monday (Oct. 26) with a cast of underground innovators hand-plucked from the rich musical landscape of the Pacific Northwest. A new find—ear candy out of Olympia, Washington—called LAKE will be serving up songs from all over the musical map. Sometimes they sound like Sufjan Stevens covering Broken Social Scene; sometimes they sound like label-mates the Microphones; sometimes they just sing songs about sandwiches.  LAKE is six-members—all of whom have side projects—and has released 12 full-length albums since 2005.  Their latest effort, Let’s Build a Roof, was recorded by label-mate and tour-mate and visionary Karl Blau (pictured), who will be accompanying LAKE on this tour, performing songs from his new album, Zebra.  Blau is equally eclectic, choosing for this album to integrate elements of African music into his signature style.  And as if enough weird ground hasn’t been covered, Seattle’s the Curious Mystery will be providing bluesy, drug-soaked psychedelia.
Oh, the beautiful unevenness of it all.
sal viglietta

LAKE, Karl Blau, the Curious Mystery
Sugar City, 19 Wadsworth | 7pm | $6/donation