The New Sound of Country

Owen Lake's first full-length album, The Best of Your Lies - released by Carrier Records on November 30th, 2018. Order in digital, CD, or vinyl on Bandcamp, or listen on Spotify.

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EVENTS

Owen Lake and the Tragic Loves will play at Brooklyn Bound in Brooklyn, NY on March 6th, 2019 at 8pm.

Owen Lake and the Tragic Loves album "The Best of Your Lies" was named one of the best Americana records of 2018 by Pop Matters .
Here's the review: For some country purists, The Best of Your Lies probably sounds like a blasphemous assault on tradition; for the more adventurous, this might just be the album that points to the future of country music. There was certainly no other country music album like it released in 2018. This is space-age country, as Lake and his bandmates twist and loop tradition around electronic sounds, warping the classics into a retro-futuristic cocktail. Classic songs from George Jones, the Carter Family, Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton, and Johnny Paycheck are transmogrified into electro-honky-tonk dance-club tracks. The record qualifies as a great Americana album because there is nothing more American than taking an already established form, breaking it, and blending choice fragments with the broken shards of other influences to craft something new. On The Best or Your Lies, Owen Lake has forged a new path for country music that will surprise many, infuriate some, and, more important, inspire others to follow bravely beyond the pulsing horizon. - Ed Whitelock

Owen Lake and the Tragic Loves played a record-release show at Shapeshifter Lab in Brooklyn, NY on November 29th, 2018 at 7pm.

Owen Lake and the Tragic Loves played a record-release show at the Princeton Public Library in Princeton, NJ on November 10th, 2018.

Owen Lake and the Tragic Loves performed at Unruly Sounds in Princeton, NJ on September 29th, 2018.

Owen Lake and the Tragic Loves performed at Kung Fu Necktie in Philadelphia, PA on February 1st, 2018.

Owen Lake and the Tragic Loves performed at Bourbon & Branch in Philadelphia, PA on October 11th, 2017.

 

Owen Lake and the Tragic Loves performed at the 2017 Unruly Sounds Festival in Princeton, NJ on October 1st, 2017.

Owen Lake and the Tragic Loves performed at The Rosemont in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on March 7th, 2017.

Owen Lake and the Tragic Loves performed a "Sad Valentines" show at the Princeton Public Library on February 12th, 2017.

Owen Lake and the Tragic Loves performed with Games Violet, Joy On Fire, and Fay Kueen at Kung Fu Necktie in Philadelphia on Nov 30th, 2016.

Owen Lake and the Tragic Loves performed at Bob and Barbara's Bar in Philadelphia on October 28th, 2016, as part of Country Night.

Owen Lake and the Tragic Loves performed at the Unruly Sounds Festival on October 2nd, 2016, at the Princeton Public Library in Princeton, NJ.

Owen Lake and the Tragic Loves performed at Barn Burners in Princeton, NJ on May 15th, 2016.

Owen Lake and the Tragic Loves performed at the Unruly Sounds festival in Princeton, NJ.