Great Lake Swimmers

Great Lake Swimmers


Indie Folk


Tony Dekker’s Great Lake Swimmers have spent the past seven years performing on stages around the world. LOST CHANNELS, their fourth album, finds them once again recording at historic locations. This time in the Thousand Islands region of Ontario and New York state, telling tales of hidden histories, still “mining for light in the dark wells,” still “tuned to an instrument of greater and unknown design.”

The instrument in question is the singular voice of Tony Dekker, a voice that summons ghosts from times past. It’s a voice that is capable of conveying heartache and comfort all in the space of a single phrase. Though his supporting cast has changed over the years, Dekker has always encircled himself with sympathetic players who value spacious arrangements that frame his haunting and heartfelt vocals. Over time, the band has evolved from a sparse, delicate and hushed unit into a well-rounded folk rock band, sacrificing none of their original intimacy while upping both the volume and tempos when necessary.

Dekker chooses to record in old churches, community halls, abandoned grain silos and rural locations. LOST CHANNELS was mostly recorded in Thousand Islands, an area between Montreal and Toronto.

Featured Songs

Song Title Val's Playlist Genre Tempo Length Hear Song
Palmistry I Think I Can Folk Medium 2:35 Hear Song
Still Folk Fast 2:51 Hear Song
Unison Falling Into Harmony Safe Landing Indie Rock 3:25 Hear Song

Featured Albums

Lost Channels

Lost Channels

  • Genre: Folk/Ambient
  • Release Date: 3.31.09