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Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes


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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 & 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. Amidst a bit of chaos, their critically acclaimed 3rd album, Fashion, released in 2018. DE+TGL was already no stranger to building big sounds, but this album took 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 an experiment in how captivating & euphoric pop can be. With the band now splitting time between Nashville, LA & Columbus, OH - DE+TGL are taking things into their own hands. Between new sounds and new cities, 2019 will see the release of a handful of brand new self-produced singles.


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