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BIG LAKE (short and sweet version)

Borne of nebulous shoegaze, post-rock and early punk influences, Big Lake is an indie rock project headed by NYC area musician Lysa Opfer. Lysa spent four years and many late nights building her own studio, which she uses to record all her own instruments and vocals. She began work on the EP in the spring of 2011, eschewing any kind of social life to completely devote herself to creating music. She then tapped friends Thomas Barrett to play drums and Jeff Maiore to provide additional guitars, rounding out a moody, provocative sound, which has drawn comparisons to My Bloody Valentine, Lush, Garbage and Ride.

Big Lake's debut EP "Do You Love Me? Yes / No" is a tribute to childhood and embraces the nostalgia—sometimes dark—of early life. Growing up at the edge of the woods in a small lake community provoked an imaginative obsession with many spooky things that lived in those woods when the sun went down. Trees became menacing shapes, winds became ghosts and windows were to be avoided altogether. "Do You Love Me? Yes / No" is a five-song collection of these haunted memories, told from unique points of view, and finds an easy home in indie shoegaze and post-rock.

Lysa has been hooked on making music from the time she was able to bang a wooden spoon against her mother's metal pots. She has since played with or contributed to many bands, including HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEARTS, STUYVESANT, THE WRENS, THE DEMANDS, and currently, WJ & THE SWEET SACRIFICE. Her enduring passion for pursuing her own solo project very recently and suddenly exploded all over her apartment and completely drained her savings. But she couldn't be happier.


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