stream the debut LP from Lake Ruth (The New Lines, Enon)
Lake Ruth, the new band featuring multi-instrumentalist Hewson Chen (The New Lines), drummer Matt Schulz (Enon, Holy Fuck) and vocalist Allison Brice (The Eighteenth Day of May), release their debut album, Actual Entity, on June 24 via The Great Pop Supplement. Much like The New Lines, Actual Entity explores all manner of '60s baroque psychedelia, full of chiming guitars, harpsichord, a wide array of organs and synthesizers, and dips into faery folk, krautrock and other studies.
It's the collaborative nature that makes Lake Ruth special, however. Schulz is a powerful drummer and brings serious backbone to Lake Ruth. Paired with Chen's bass, you've got a very groovy rhythm section. Brice, meanwhile brings just the right airy quality with her vocals. It's a gorgeous, bewitching album and you can listen to the whole album right now -- a stream of the LP premieres in this post.
The band made their live debut at NYC Popfest last month. You can also check out Lake Ruth's video for "Dr. Snow And The Broad Street Pump" below.