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Let's Build a Roof


Download links and information about Let's Build a Roof by Lake. This album was released in 2009 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 36:43 minutes.

Artist: Lake
Release date: 2009
Genre: Rock, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 12
Duration: 36:43
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No. Title Length
1. Breathing 3:54
2. Gravel 3:17
3. Madagascar 3:13
4. Sing 99 & 90 3:46
5. Acorn 2:35
6. the Roof Caves In 2:01
7. Loose Wind 2:45
8. Winking Sign 2:39
9. Remote Control Cars 3:41
10. Don't Give Up 4:14
11. Christmas Island 2:30
12. Collapsing Homes 2:08



A rainy-day sort of mood pervades Let’s Build a Roof, the third album by loose-knit Portland combo Lake. Eli Moore, Ashley Eriksson and Lindsay Schief each contribute tunes infused with whimsical ambiance, mysterious yet never threatening. Producer Karl Blau brings out the same jazzy colors that tinge his own recent work, embroidering the group’s minimalist melodies with rippling synthesizers and snappy horn lines. Quaintly spiritual lyrics add to the ethereal atmosphere of “Breathing,” “Sing 99 & 90,” and “Loose Wind,” while “Gravel” and “Winking Sign” have the naïve charm of children’s verse. Lake shakes its collective booty on the afropop-rooted “Madagascar” and the ‘60s-soul-styled “Remote Control Cars.” Eriksson is especially good at conjuring up a misty glow with her swooning lead vocals on “Acorn” and “Christmas Island.” Though the word “forceful” doesn’t often apply to Lake’s music, the band does muster up a degree of folk-rock drive on “Collapsing Homes” and “Don’t Give Up.”