LAKE is an experimental pop band from Olympia, WA. Some of the band members are now based on Whidbey Island, Washington, the island where I have lived for the past 6 months. They create intricate and unique pop songs that well represent their setting in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. It also turns out that they are incredibly awesome people. Over the past few months I have been able to get to know Eli and Ashley, the lead singers and creators of the group. I knew they were good people, and then they came and performed at our local SW Commons Coffeehouse, where I realized they were also awesome musicians. They are somewhat well known around the Seattle and Olympia areas, and have a live performance on KEXP radio, and were written about in Pitchfork. They are coming out with a new LP this year, and also keep your eyes open for Eli Moore’s solo project. I hope to keep in touch with this down-to-earth band, and hope they get as famous as they want to be.