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Senior high school friends Ben Crum (b. 12 January 1974, Huntsville, Alabama, USA; acoustic guitar, vocals) and Dan Donahue (b. 9 Feb 1974, Menasha, Wisconsin, USA; lyricist) started composing tracks together in 1990, bonding over their like of 60s psychedelic pop. After conference Jamey Huggins (b. USA; drums, keyboards, vocals) the trio shifted to Athens, Georgia, USA where they arrived together for his or her first live shows beneath the Great Lakes name in 1996. They distributed lots of the same affects as those works that were area of the city’s Elephant 6 picture and logically, their 1st major break arrived when Apples In Stereo system’s Robert Schneider decided to blend and expert their 2000 self-titled Kindercore debut. It had been a enchanting, delicately performed small psychedelic traditional that owed very much to past due period Zombies and Sunflower – period Beach Kids. While Crum’s vocals recalled the delivery of Sam Coomes from Quasi, it had been Great Lakes’ whimsical, dreamlike strategy that arranged them in addition to the occasionally severe and abrasive creation methods adopted from the Portland, Oregon duo. Released following the collapse of Kindercore, and essentially a assortment of singles and rarities, 2002’s THE LENGTH Between, was an eclectic arranged, and further evidence that Great Lakes weren’t afraid to put on their affects on the sleeve. Their obsession using the Zombies’ 1968 magnum opus Odessey & Oracle reached fruition having a faithful and shifting cover of ‘This IS GOING TO BE Our Yr’, while a edition of Michael Nesmith’s ‘Some Of Shelley’s Blues’ betrayed their previously concealed love of nation rock. During this time period Donahue stepped in to the shadows, preferring to focus on lyric composing and artwork than live show. By the launch of 2006’s mature and organic Gemstone Times, Huggins got left the music group to focus on his use fellow Athens, Georgia work Of Montreal. He continued to record witty pieces of lo-fi pop beneath the single moniker, James Spouse, flitting between Athens and Stockholm, Sweden while Crum and Donahue relocated to Brooklyn, NY. By 2007, Great Lakes got included a minimum of 25 different music artists within their live setup. Their tour in support to Gemstone Times presented Kyle Forester, a bass participant who within the same yr also became a member of Crum in fleshing out Brooklyn’s Ladybug Transistor.

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Full Name Great Lakes
Music Songs Sorrow and Woe, Eagle and Swan, Giants and Tigers, Summer Fruit, Storming, Love Come Down, A Good Day to Die, Precious and Reckless, A Little Touched, Rev War, Sour Grapes, Ways of Escape, Ghost Brother, Wind Horse, I Want You Love, Chosen Enemy, Old Ways, Hald Your Life Gone, Jump Into My Life, Come Home and Come True, I've Got to Find a Way, Music&Light, An Easy Life, Sexual Healing, Virgil, Posters for the Theatre, I Stay, You Go, Swim the River, We’ll Build Our Own Kind of Love, So Good, Just Another Lover, Morning of My Life


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TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Walk in the Woods 2015 performer: "Think That You Might Be Wrong"
Captain Canuck TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Cracked TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Stay 2013/I performer: "There Is a Light"
The Lifeguard 2013 performer: "Various Stages"
The Movie Out Here 2012 performer: "Pulling On A Line"
Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding 2011 performer: "Changing Colors"
Last Night 2010/I performer: "Changing Colours"
Unnatural History 2010 TV Series 1 episode
Rookie Blue 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Bones 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Chloe 2009 performer: "Your Rocky Spine"
Great Lake Swimmers: Your Rocky Spine 2009 Video short performer: "Your Rocky Spine"
The Cry of the Owl 2009 performer: "When It Flows" / writer: "When It Flows"
Personal Effects 2009 performer: "Catcher Song", "To Leave It Behind", "I Could Be Nothing"
Numb3rs 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
One Week 2008/I performer: "Imaginary Bars" / writer: "Imaginary Bars"
Silver Road 2006 Short performer: "This is Not Like Home"
Things to Do 2006 performer: "Moving Pictures, Silent Films" / writer: "Moving Pictures, Silent Films"
Alias 2002 TV Series 1 episode

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InDEF Indie Concert Series 2008 TV Series Themselves

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