Cascade Lakes is an awakening of sorts. In many respects. Albeit a late one.

It's a coming to terms with. A deep dive into the human condition. At its darkest.
A searing indictment, harsh and tender, desperate and hopeful.
An accomplished work, compelling and deeply moving.
There is classic storytelling, cryptic imagery and analytical depiction.

Guitars, bass, drums, analog synths, mellotron, a pump organ and a (toy) piano.

Cascade Lakes is also Jan Schewe, Fabio Papais and Tobias Noormann.

At the band's core.
Indie rock with a refined pop sensibility.
A nod to a formative time and a bold glimpse into the future.

The band's self-titled debut album, recorded in Cologne at Bear Cave Studio with Jan Niklas Jansen and Björn Sonnenberg (Locas In Love) and mixed and mastered in San Francisco and Oakland at tiny telephone with Adam Hirsch (Sam Amidon) and Jacob Winik (Magnetic Fields, John Vanderslice), is set to appear early next year in February.