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"Fashion" is the unreleased new album from Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes
Produced by: Kyle Andrews and DE+TGL
Engineered + Mixed by: Kyle Andrews, Elephant Lady Studios, Nashville TN
Mastered by: Steve Fallone, Sterling Sound, New York
Band: contact@danielellsworthandthegreatlakes.com
Press: sarah@rightanglepr.com
Publishing/Sync: syncteam@terrorbird.com


“At the juncture of electro-pop, indie-rock, and pure funkiness, the group creates music with swagger, mindfulness, and an irrefutable spark that can set any night on fire." Live Nation's Ones To Watch


Preface: 
Daniel Ellsworth + The Great Lakes is the sound life makes when it becomes ecstasy. It is the noise childhood makes when it surrenders to itself and becomes an ecstatic life. It is somehow simultaneously sweetness, energy, softness, and seduction. A strange alchemy that comes about in a town like Nashville — where they formed in 2010. It’s a place of internal Peter Pans. But there are a rare few who can be born from Nashville’s island of youth, insanity, and silliness only to survive and age into a continent of thirty-something honesty and humanity. DE+TGL is one of those rare few. Wise Lost Boys with a conscience, but still a thirsty, boyish spark. That is Daniel Ellsworth (lead vox, keys), Timon Lance (guitar), and Marshall Skinner (bass). A silky, organic monster made from the remnants of pop swagger, sunglasses, self-aware grown-up realism, road trips, anxiety, and just plain, pounding fun.

Prologue: 
Their first full-length album, 2011’s Civilized Man, was recorded and co-produced with Mark Nevers (Andrew Bird, Yo La Tengo, Silver Jews). Here they showed the beginnings of that stylized magic, combining intricate rhythms and challenging melodies yet never straying from pop pleasantness. And it's also here that they established that unique insistence on working and recording together as a group – a cohesion and independence that always comes across in their recordings and their boisterous performances. Civilized Man went on to be listed in the top 100 albums of 2011 by Amazon. The single "Shoe Fits" debuted at number seven on Amazon’s top 100 songs of 2011. DE+TGL was named one of the 15 Bands to Watch by Esquire Magazine in 2014. In March of that year their sophomore album, Kid Tiger, was recorded at Sputnik Sound by Vance Powell (Jack White, The White Stripes, The Raconteurs). Bemidji, a companion EP also recorded by Vance Powell, was released in March 2016, followed up by appearances at SXSW and ACL Fest.

Epilogue:
And now, the future. Their new album, Fashion, is due out August 24th, 2018 via Color Party Records. It is to be released in three parts – Chapter One in winter 2018, Chapter Two in spring 2018, and the full album to follow — reflecting the process by which is was crafted. It was recorded over the course of a year at Elephant Lady Studios in Nashville, Tennessee – engineered, co-produced, and mixed by indie-pop-mastermind-and-wizard-like Kyle Andrews. DE+TGL was already no stranger to building big sounds with only four human players, but this album takes that tendency even further. The scope, the sweep, and the height of the sonic space they could reach being stretched more and more – as if it were a scientific experiment in how captivating, euphoric, and pounding pop can be. The lyrics themselves are grand, as well. Here we see themes of: a) growing older in a place and time that makes it easy not to, b) the impact, power, strength, beauty, and wisdom of the women in their lives, c) the apparently-breaking world, d) the apparently-thriving world, e) the inevitability of doubt, f) the inevitability of discovery, and g) the inevitability of death. All-in-all, life plus pop equals DE+TGL. 


"...you should get excited about Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes... Blending synth-pop and indie rock with sheer energy, this is a Nashville band that bucks the town's hipster cowboy stereotype."
Esquire Magazine


 
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TEAM

PUBLICITY: RIGHT ANGLE PR
PUBLISHING/LICENSING: TERRORBIRD MEDIA
DISTRIBUTION: AWAL
RADIO (COLLEGE/NON-COMM/SATELLITE): TERRORBIRD MEDIA
RADIO (AAA): RAY DIPIETRO
LABEL: COLOR PARTY RECORDS


RUNNING (ALBUM SINGLE RELEASING 8/3/18)

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CHAPTER TWO (RELEASED 4/27/18)

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"Chapter Two" is the second chunk of songs from the unreleased new album, "Fashion"
Produced by: Kyle Andrews and DE+TGL
Engineered + Mixed by: Kyle Andrews, Elephant Lady Studios, Nashville TN
Mastered by: Steve Fallone, Sterling Sound, New York
Band: contact@danielellsworthandthegreatlakes.com
Press: sarah@rightanglepr.com
Publishing/Sync: syncteam@terrorbird.com

 

"MODERN LOVER" 

"...filled with rich imagery that evokes what it means to love in 2018" Earmilk

 

"WONDER WOMAN" 

"...hypnotizing. The song celebrates the strength and resilience of women through its permeating groove and catchy melodic hooks." Parade Magazine

"HEADFIRST (IT'S ALL HAPPENING)" 

"It’s all happening, indeed, for Daniel Ellsworth + The Great Lakes. Sit back and see for yourself." Magnet Magazine
 


CHAPTER ONE (RELEASED 1/19/18)

 
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"Chapter One" is the first chunk of songs from the unreleased new album, "Fashion"
Produced by: Kyle Andrews and DE+TGL
Engineered + Mixed by: Kyle Andrews, Elephant Lady Studios, Nashville TN
Mastered by: Steve Fallone, Sterling Sound, New York
Band: contact@danielellsworthandthegreatlakes.com
Press: sarah@rightanglepr.com
Publishing/Sync: syncteam@terrorbird.com

 

"CATAPULT" 

"...rich, nuanced studio recordings" Relix


 

"CONTROL" 

"...a candy-coated nugget coming straight from Nashville that sounds ready to squeeze in alongside Børns and the 1975 on your fall alt-pop playlists." Billboard

"PARALYZED" 

"...instantly, urgently current." Paste


 


"Nashville's best-damned dance rock band." The Daily Beast

"The buzz that preceded Daniel Ellsworth was high: clearly, he was a big draw for the people of Nashville. Best of all, he lived up to all expectations with a Jerry Lee Lewis level of passion as he sang every song like it was his last. This guy is all talent and heart, and the band sounds like they’ve been together for twenty years... These guys are definitely one to watch!" AXS


 
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"There’s 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

"There are some bands whose fame far outreaches their talent level…and this is not one of those bands. Extremely tight musicians with a frontman who writes hit after hit after hit after hit. If they don’t become famous, I will have lost faith in the consumers of music." Wells Adams, iHeartRadio


 
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"...The (band) is making it clear that fame can take all the sweet time it needs, because they’re going to keep delivering the high-energy music they always have. If you don’t dig it, then get the hell out of the way." Consequence of Sound