Whitney - The Lake: Demo Recording
The album is Max Kakacek and Julien Ehrlich''s first release since the breakup of their previous band, Smith Westerns, for which Kakacek was the guitarist and Ehrlich was the drummer. Ehrlich was also formerly the drummer of the band Unknown Mortal Orchestra.
Light Upon the Lake was written during the winter in the band''s hometown of Chicago, Illinois and was recorded in the San Fernando Valley in California with Foxygen member Jonathan Rado, who also produced the album along with the band. The band joined Rado at his home in Los Angeles and slept in tents in his backyard.