Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes
Named one of the top 15 bands to watch in 2014 by Esquire Magazine, Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes is having a great year. Their sophomore album, Kid Tiger, engineered by Vance Powell (Jack White, White Stripes, The Whigs), released March 4th to acclaim from Paste Magazine, American Songwriter, and Esquire Magazine.
"...you should get excited about the forthcoming Daniel Ellsworth and the Great Lakes album. Blending synth-pop and indie rock with sheer energy, this is a Nashville band that bucks the town's hipster cowboy stereotype."
They never look the same at the end of their set; a pair of hip horn-rimmed glasses breaks in half, buttons become undone, and their once slicked-back hair is simply not anymore. But they wouldnt be themselves if it were any other way; they thrive when they render themselves void of energy, and humbly hope it rubs off on the kids in the crowd. They are Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes. To see them live is to experience the crux of who they are: A high-energy indie rock band dead set on producing the best live sound they know how.Formed in 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee, Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes released their firstfull-length studio album, Civilized Man, in 2011. Recorded and co-produced with Mark Nevers (Andrew Bird, Yo La Tengo, Silver Jews), Civilized Man went on to be listed in the top 100 albums of 2011 by Amazon, with the pop-rock single Shoe Fits debuting at number seven on Amazons top 100 songs of 2011. Recently, Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes was named one of the 15 Bands to Watch in 2014 by Esquire Magazine. Their sophomore album, Kid Tiger (out March 4th), was recorded by Vance Powell (Jack White, The White Stripes, The Raconteurs).
"Theres very little you can guarantee in life, but one of the surer bets is that Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes will make you dance." -Paste Magazine
Even at two in the morning... during their fifth CMJ showcase, they played their hearts out in pure joy, indulging the crowd. -Consequence of Sound
The next big thing: think Black Keys meets Mumford & Sons combined with that lil extra something and you have Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes."- Good Music All Day.com
- Civilized Man, 2011
- "Sun Goes Out" single, 2014
- Kid Tiger, 2014
- "Phantoms" single with "Phantoms (Menace Kyle Andrews Remix)" b-side, 2014