Greatest Lakes – “Forest”


Milwaukee act Greatest Lakes will be releasing their new album, Divisions, on May 4th. If its opener, “Forest”, is any indication, listeners are in for an extremely pleasurable listen. A full-bodied beginning of soaring vocals and full-band lushness gives way to a peppy twang, with a Band of Horses comparison evident at this point. In alternating between that expansive beginning and the twangy catchiness, the track remains fresh and vibrant. It’s a great piece of songwriting, and a showing of stellar audible chemistry, from an act that appears poised to explode in 2018 with the release of the excellent Divisions. Pre-order it here.

Also notable is their beautifully swaying cover of The Beach Boys’ classic “All I Wanna Do”:

Mike Mineo

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