Lake (American band)

LAKE (which stands for the founding members Lindsay, Ashley, Kenny, and Eli)[2] is an American indie pop band, signed to K Records, based in Olympia, Washington, United States.[1] Formed in 2005, they are best known for composing the end song to the Cartoon Network show Adventure Time, entitled "Christmas Island" or "The Island Song" (written by Ashley Eriksson). A version of the song was featured on their third album, Let's Build a Roof.[3] Another Adventure Time episode entitled "Shh!", featured their song "No Wonder I", and another episode, entitled "The Music Hole" featured their song "I Look Up To You." Their most recent contribution was their short tune "Greatly Appreciated", sung in Season 8, Episode 25, "Min and Marty."

OriginOlympia, Washington, United States
GenresIndie pop[1]
Years active2005–present
LabelsK Records, Tapete Records, Human Sounds Records
Associated actsEli & Ashley, Swimming, Baby Island, The Palisades, Kickball, Karl Blau, Memory boys, Skrill Meadow
MembersAshley Eriksson
Eli Moore
Andrew Dorsett
Markly Morrison
Past membersAdam Oelsner
Lindsay Schief

On August 22, 2015, the band celebrated their 10-year anniversary by playing all their albums from start to finish in a 12-hour marathon set at Bayview Hall, Whidbey Island, Washington. Their eighth album, Forever or Never, was released on April 7, 2017.[4]

Musical styleEdit

Lake features male and female vocals backed by guitars, keyboards and occasionally horns. AllMusic referred to Lake as being "one of several brainy and sweet indie pop bands... to call the Pacific Northwest their home."[1] These characteristics were also noted in their reviews by Pitchfork Media. Like many artists on K Records, their style is lo-fi.

Studio albumsEdit

  • Cassette (October 2006)
  • Lake (2007)
  • Oh, The Places We'll Go (October 2008)
  • Let's Build a Roof (October 2009)[3]
  • Giving and Receiving (2011)
  • Circular Doorway (July 2013)
  • The World is Real (September 2013)
  • Forever or Never (April 7, 2017)


  1. ^ a b c Reges, Margaret. "LAKE - Music Biography, Credits and Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-03-22.
  2. ^ "LAKE - Home". Retrieved 2017-04-04.
  3. ^ a b Sendra, Tim (2009-10-06). "Let's Build a Roof - LAKE : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-03-22.
  4. ^ Steffen, Chris. "Album Premiere: LAKE, 'Forever or Never'". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-04-04.

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