Rogue Wave – Lake Michigan


I pretty much steer clear of the songs that cut up the hype machine charts preferring to return at a later stage when the fuss has died down. In this case I had to make an exception though as the promo from ‘Asleep At Heaven’s Gate’ is just too good to put in mothballs. Just right now Rogue Wave are where it’s at, forget the Shins, 2007 could well belong to the former if ‘Lake Michigan’ is anything to go by. Early doors it sounds like an outtake from an early U2 demo but quickly delivers a vast of array of innovative twists and turns that not only expose the quartets dynamic instrumental inventiveness but also Zach Rogue’s made to be a star vocals. Given that the band were affected not only by illness at a personal level but also when the studio effects broke down during the recording of this album it’s remarkable that it got made at all. Songs of ‘Lake Michigan’s ilk often become the cornerstone of indie mixtapes for years to come, so if you’re reading this in 2009 check your bookcase. ‘Asleep At Heaven’s Gate’ is out next month and just because Matthew Caws contributes doesn’t guarantee it’s going to be popular but it’s a good omen at the very least. KD

Rogue Wave – Lake Michigan

Watch The Video To The Making Of The Album

More Info: Official & Myspace
Pre Order Here: Asleep At Heaven’s Gate
Year: 2007

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  1. Anonymous
    August 22, 2007

    I agree. This album just gets better and better.

  2. Anonymous
    August 22, 2007

    Worst album of the three.

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