The subject line of the pitch email read, “Lake Effect: some guy once said they sound kinda like Pavement.” “Is that really what they’re leading with? Is that how they’re promoting themselves?” I had this thought as I pressed play on a track called “Dizzy Head” from their debut EP, out October 29th, streaming below. […]

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One of the few good things to come out of the University of Virginia in the last century was the cult indie-rock outfit Pavement and their lead singer Stephen Malkmus. Unfortunately Pavement disbanded in 1999, but since then Malkmus has produced several fantastic indie-pop-rock records with his backing band, the Jicks. Their most recent release […]

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