Fun Machine: The Sequel Vinyl EP
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For Lake Street Dive, the prospect of covering some of their favorite songs in the studio isn’t merely an exercise in breathless adoration. It’s an opportunity for artful re-invention, a way to acknowledge their inspirations while also advancing their own musical foundation¾all in hopes of inspiring a new generation of fans along the way. On Fun Machine: The Sequel, they do just that – spinning these carefully chosen and beloved songs to new places in their own, entirely original way.
Produced by Robin MacMillan and recorded at Figure 8 Recording in Brooklyn and Lucy’s Meat Market in Los Angeles (with contributions from touring guitarist/background vocalist, James Cornelison), Fun Machine: The Sequel is the band’s second set of distinctive cover songs. While 2012’s Fun Machine paid homage to their classic R&B, neo-soul, and jazz roots, Fun Machine: The Sequel expands the aperture a little wider, featuring selections ranging from R&B and pop favorites like Dionne Warwick’s (Burt Bacharach/Hal David penned) classic “Anyone Who Had A Heart,” and The Pointer Sisters’ funky “Automatic,” to works by introspective singer-songwriters such as The Cranberries’ gorgeous “Linger,” Carole King’s classic “So Far Away,” Bonnie Raitt’s era-defining “Nick Of Time,” and even Shania Twain’s suddenly resurgent pop-country anthem, “You’re Still The One.”
Ten years ago, a deliciously syncopated cover of The Jackson Five’s “I Want You Back” performed on a street corner in Boston, Massachusetts, helped propel Lake Street Dive’s remarkable journey. With tens of millions of streams, an acclaimed discography including seven celebrated studio LPs, two EP’s, a slew of much-loved singles and an enduring worldwide fanbase to their credit, the genre-busting group has become a dynamic and exhilarating force in popular music. And on Fun Machine: The Sequel, it’s Lake Street Dive’s signature combination of immaculate musicianship, exceptional, inventive chops, and free-wheeling sense of fun that leads the way.
Fun Machine: The Sequel - Vinyl Track List:
- Automatic 3:58
- Anyone Who Had A Heart 3:03
- You're Still The One 4:23
- So Far Away 3:36
- Nick Of Time 4:10
- Linger 4:11
- Dig A Pony (Rooftop Sessions)* 3:50
- Two Of Us (Rooftop Sessions)* 3:52
- Don’t Let Me Down (Rooftop Sessions)* 3:49
*Vinyl Only Bonus Tracks