LKFFCT Stream “Appleseed” via Impose Magazine
LKFFCT (pronounced “Lake Effect”) have released their new single “Appleseed” via Impose Magazine’s This Week In Pop feature. “Appleseed” is the second of two singles LKFFCT are streaming in anticipation of their 2016 release Flower Investment Pawn (which the band is as of now self-releasing). 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. “Appleseed” and “Cure All” show the range of anthemic punk rock hits to come on Flower Investment Pawn.
“Appleseed” injects a little pop into the Replacements-influenced punk rock of LKFFCT. Check out “Appleseed” at the link below, and stream their first single “Cure All” via New Noise Magazine.
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.