Formed in 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee, Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes released their first full-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 Amazon’s top 100 songs of 2011.
The band will release their sophomore album, Kid Tiger, on March 4. The album was engineered by Grammy Award winner Vance Powell (Jack White, Kings of Leon, The Whigs), and was tracked live to tape in order to capture the energy of the band’s live shows.
The first single, “Sun Goes Out,” is available for purchase now and is streaming on SoundCloud. The band received tremendous praise for their debut album, Civilized Man, including excellent reviews from Consequence of Sound and Paste Magazine. High expectations for Kid Tiger have already been set with Esquire Magazine naming Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes one of the “15 Bands to Watch in 2014.”
In the past couple of years, the band has played over 250 self-booked, self-promoted shows, building a loyal following across the U.S. Looking ahead, the band will perform at Dunn Dunn Fest in Chicago with Moon Taxi, head to Austin for SXSW, and are arranging a spring tour. Kid Tiger will be released on Deer Head Music and is available at all digital retailers on March 4th. You can also preorder Kid Tiger here.
If you’re a fan of Foals or Cold War Kids, you’ll love Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes! Stay up to date with the band by liking their Facebook page, and tell us what you think in the comments below!