Fog Lake – “Side Effects”

Fog Lake – “Side Effects”

Fog Lake is the project of Canadian musician Aaron Powell, and last year, he released the wonderful and warm Victoria Park, the latest in a series of bedroom recordings stretching back several years. He’s putting out a new album in February, called Dragonchaser, and “Side Effects” is the second single from it following “Rattlesnake,” which came out this past summer. The song plays out like a hushed secret, with Powell’s pinched voice singing of “some kind of mystery that no one solves except for us.” It’s about the power of memory, and the way that some feelings can never be erased, especially when they’re only shared between two people. “Like when your image stains my mind until my conscience bleeds/ And still it’s all I want,” he sings. That’s a powerfully evocative sentiment, and “Side Effects” presents it with simplicity and ease. Listen below.

Tour Dates (w/ Foxing):
03/13 Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
03/14 Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute
03/15 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
03/16 London, UK @ Scala
03/17 Leicester, UK @ Firebug
03/18 Nottingham, UK @ Bodega
03/19 Bristol, UK @ The Exchange
03/21 Southampton, UK @ Joiners
03/22 Brighton, UK @ Green Door Store
03/23 Antwerp, BE @ JC Kavka
03/24 Paris, FR @ La Mechanique Ondulatoire
03/25 Amsterdam, NL @ Sugarfactory
03/26 Wiesbaden, DE @ Schlachthof
03/28 Cologne, DE @ Blue Shell
03/29 Winterthur, CH @ Gaswerk
03/30 Turin, IT @ Astoria
03/31 Stuttgart, DE @ 1210
04/01 Vienna, AT @ Chelsea
04/02 Prague, CZ @ Klub 007 Strahov
04/03 Jena, DE @ Cafe Wagner
04/04 Berlin, DE @ Cassiopeia
04/06 Hamburg, DE @ Hafenklang
04/07 Copenhagen, DK @ Vega Ideal Bar
04/08 Stockholm, SE @ Bergsunds Strand 43
04/09 Oslo, NO @ Revolver

Dragonchaser is out 2/10 via Orchid Tapes.

CREDIT: David Aaron Mitchell

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