Lake Trout (band)

Lake Trout (band)

Lake Trout are a rock band based in Baltimore. Their music is a combination of rock, ambient, jazz, and many other styles, including influences from post-rock and post-punk. The band has released five albums since its inception, four in-studio and one live. Their most recent album, "Not Them, You" was released on September 13, 2005.


Lake Trout consists of:
*James Griffith, bass
*Ed Harris, vocals and guitar
*Mike Lowry, drums
*Matt Pierce, keyboards, saxophone, and flute
*Woody Ranere, lead vocals and guitar

Early Music

Lake Trout first came together in 1994. Their first album is self-titled and consists of eight songs with a heavy dose of jazz. It was released in 1997 on SNS Records. The band's second album, released in 1998, is also on SNS Records. "Volume for the Rest of It" consists of 16 tracks total and has a more developed feel.

Lake Trout's third album, "Alone at Last - Live with DJ Who" is a live album and was recorded on December 9, 1999 at Traxx in Charlottesville, Virginia. It was released by Phoenix Rising Records. This album, as would be expected with the addition of a DJ, has a much more electronic sound. It has a slightly darker feel than the previous two records and incorporates elements of drum and bass music into the sound.

The "Shift in Sound"

With the release of their fourth album, "Another One Lost" (2003, released by Palm/RX Records), the band made a decided shift towards a more indie rock-oriented sound. The relationship between the "new sound" and the "old sound" is clearly evident, but the shift is obvious. Some fans lament this change in the band's sound, preferring the more jazz-oriented earlier work. Others enthusiastically agree. Many enjoy the change, however, seeing a clear progression in the band's sound.

On September 13, 2005, the band released their most recent album, "Not Them, You" on Palm/RX Records. This album continues with the evolution of the "new sound,".


The group has not toured outside the east coast since 2005, prompting many fans to wonder if Lake Trout is still an active band.

Big in Japan

Big in Japan is a Lake Trout side project. Its members are the same as those of Lake Trout, minus the guitar players. Big in Japan is instrumental and very improvisational and ambient.


Lake Trout (1997)

# Cracked
# On My Way to Work
# What to Do
# Outswinger
# Stuck in My World
# Too Sweet
# Polis
# Nuetro Ivenus

Volume for the Rest of It (1998)

# Spin
# Sounds from Below
# Knew You When
# Little Things
# In Different Places
# Nothingbomb
# Bad Tattoo
# Can It Be
# Traipsing
# I'll Be
# Kono
# Snipet
# Derelict Bumper
# Another Day
# Colby
# (hidden track)

Alone at Last, Live with DJ Who (2000)

# Su Nombre Es Peligro
# (untitled, commonly referred to as #2)
# I'll Be
# Little Things in Different Places
# (untitled, commonly referred to as #5)
# P-R-E-C-I-O-U-S
# Luvean
# Let Me Show You What I'm Used To
# (untitled, commonly referred to as #9)
# What Boy?
# Kono
# Throw Me the Whip

Another One Lost (2003)

# Stutter
# Say Something
# Her
# Holding
# Mine
# Bliss
# Still
# Another One Lost
# Burr (The Man)
# I Was Wrong
# Last Words
# Look Who It Is
# Iris

Not Them, You (2005)

"Tracks 17-21 were added after the original release of the album. They can be bought from the iTunes Music Store."

# Shiny Wrapper
# Pill
# Riddle
# I
# If I Can
# Not Them, You
# Now We Know
# Forward March
# King
# Have You Ever
# Peel
# Street Fighting Man
# Systematic Self
# Honey
# II
# Keep Your Eyes Shut
# IV
# V
# VI

External links

* [ Official Site]
* [ Official Site @ Palm Pictures]
* [ Lake Trout's MySpace]
* [ The Official Lake Trout Online Shop]
* [] - An unofficial site which contains message boards, tour dates, a discography, etc.
* [ Lake Trout live on, November 16, 2005]

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