LKFFCT (pronounced "Lake Effect") have released their new single "Cure All" via New Noise Magazine. "Cure All," the first new single released since this year's American Sarcasm, comes as a prelude to an upcoming 2016 release from LKFFCT. After the demise of their ex-band Washington Square Park in 2012, LKFFCT came together to start releasing records. With every new song, LKFFCT has become more and more of a staple in their hometown and build attention across the country. "Cure All" gives a hint into the big things to come for the band in 2016 and beyond.
"Cure All" borrows the reckless abandon of bands like The Replacements, Guided By Voices and Jawbreaker, taking the best parts of punk and indie rock. It can be streamed now below:
Watching a Lake Effect show is like stumbling upon a rowdy party amongst old friends. Guitarist/vocalist Max Rauch will decide to put down his guitar at random points during the set in order to take the microphone and move around. Bassist Brian Legentil is a human pinball as he bounces around the stage, knocking in to everything within reach. The band conjures the sort of underdog reckless abandon once favored by The Replacements. But more than anything, it is clear that the band is having fun. The four-piece specializes in indie rock with severe melodic tendencies. Guitarist/vocalist Keith Williams and Rauch trade off on lead vocals and songwriting, complementing each other as often times Williams is the sincerity to Rauch’s sarcasm. Williams’ “Jungle Sweet” gently sings about bad habits whereas Rauch’s “I Like You (A Lot)” takes the piss out of slackerdom while simultaneously creating an anthem that bong resin stained Millennials have been waiting for. Filled out by drummer Ryan Baredes, the music has the lo-fi pop sensibilities of Guided By Voices with the reserved, understated, and foggy delivery of bands like Real Estate or The Brian Jonestown Massacre. From the opening riff of “Television” to the psychedelic jangle of “Phantom Tennis Balls," their tunes could pass as a greatest-hits collection from an alternate alternative universe.