Posts Tagged ‘Fog Lake’

This is the recording project of Aaron Powell from Newfoundland, Canada.  this band display a unique sound and songwriting that makes this a pleasure to me. Aaron Powell (Born 1993) is better known by his lo-fi singer songwriter moniker Fog Lake where he creates music that’s been best described as “a complex collage of nebulous angst and heartfelt nostalgia” .

Born and raised on the island province of Newfoundland, he’s lived his life in relative isolation writing and recording a total of six releases in four years including his two most current LP’s Virgo Indigo (2014) & Victoria Park (2015) both being released by Brooklyn based tape label Orchid Tapes (Foxes In Fiction, Alex G, Teen Suicide).

Aaron’s relentless and prolific approach has garnered worldwide critical acclaim receiving coverage on The FADER, DIY Magazine, Noisey, Tiny Mixtapes, The 405, BBC, CBC, Earmilk, Chart Attack, Exclaim! and many others. His unrelenting approach to releasing music has lead to an ever-increasing cult following, seeing Fog Lake featured by the likes of renowned YouTube channel, Majestic Casual for the second time where it has racking up over 400,000 plays. In addition, tastemaker blog Gorilla Vs Bear has named his single ‘Rattlesnake’ one of the Top-25 Tracks of 2016. 


Released July 5th, 2018

written and produced by aaron powell
vox by j. king on ‘acrylic’
keys by kenney purchase on ‘dinosaur’


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California has long been a place for musicians to escape to. Fog Lake’s “California” is about losing someone to that state. It starts in a haze, like Aaron Powell has just woken up and is trying to figure out exactly why the dream he had the night before was so disturbing. There’s elements to the production that recall one of Grouper’s less-ambient songs, and the fuzziness of its rendering helps cloud some of Powell’s heartache. Longing for something that once was and will never exist again is an especially difficult, unfixable feeling, and Powell describes it in brutal detail. “And when you fled to California/ I was somewhere at home/ Just trying desperately to brush it off,” he sings