The Continuing Story of Vostok Lake: news, updates, blogging

The end is nigh

Submitted by vostoklake on Fri, 05/22/2020 - 13:40

We have completed recording of the instrumental tracks for the last Comics & Stories numbers. We're planning on going back into the studio in July to do the vocals. It sounds pretty cool.

It is done. We're in the hands of destiny.

The Comics and Stories Kickstarter raised $1,077 in NZ currency - enough for us to achieve a couple of stretch goals. We hope to be putting up a "post-deadline" donations link soon so that others can get their hands on some of those sweet rewards, including the "Cut and Run"/"Don't Tell The Doctor" double-A side single.

Provisional complete setlist for the album, estimated date of completion September 2020:

vostoklake Mon, 03/16/2020 - 11:46
NEW ALBUM SAMPLES holy crap yes!

Just in time for the upcoming Kickstarter campign... we have finished recording 7 out of a projected 13-14 tracks for Comics and Stories. Please enjoy these edited highlights, and give generously when we ask you to. Also, if you can possibly get to Auckland, don't miss the Kickstarter launch gig this Friday.

vostoklake Fri, 02/07/2020 - 21:05
ZOLO: is this Vostok Lake's genre?!?

Jesus wept, it sure sounds like us! Zolo bands we love bolded below:

vostoklake Sun, 02/02/2020 - 15:12
Vostok Lake Valentine's Day Review in Pride 2020

Vostok Lake, Auckland’s pre-eminent queer electronic-progressive musical duo, teams up with heavy friends for an avant-garde evening of satire, synthesizers and sheer sex, as part of Auckland Pride 2020. Described as “Flight of the Conchords meets Depeche Mode, except women” or the “illegitimate love child of Tori Amos and Gary Numan", Vostok Lake are promoting their upcoming album, their first in 10 years.

vostoklake Thu, 12/19/2019 - 10:08
Vostok Lake @ Indie Club, December 12th vostoklake Thu, 12/05/2019 - 16:01

Our good friends at Random Static have finally gotten around to offering all previous Vostok Lake albums (and Daphne's pre-VL solo albums) for download, both in MP3 and glorious lossless FLAC format. Stay tuned for announcements about a major Vostok Lake gig in early 2020; and for news about the long awaited second album, Comics and Stories. The short version is: 7 songs are in the can. How can you help us finish it???

vostoklake Thu, 11/14/2019 - 11:37
PRESS RELEASE: Queer electro-pop for Valentine's Day

Auckland lesbian electropop duo VOSTOK LAKE will be performing a special Valentine's Day set at the Dog's Bollix, just off K' Road in Auckland.

VOSTOK LAKE is Tricia Hall (vocals) and Daphne Lawless (keyboards) - a married couple as well as a musical duo - who have been bringing their combination of synth-pop, progressive rock, performance poetry and queer cabaret to Auckland audiences since 2018.

vostoklake Tue, 01/22/2019 - 17:22

So I just manually imported most of the good stuff from the old, deprecated Wordpress blog, for the historical record.

The even older stuff from the MySpace blog appears to have hit the bitbucket.
vostoklake Tue, 01/15/2019 - 16:42

When David Bowie left us a couple of months ago, a lot of people talked about – quite apart from what his music meant to so many people – what his image, his personality, his presence meant for those of us who were growing up queer and/or gender-queer back before all the cool kids were doing it.

Keith Emerson was that, for keyboardists.

vostoklake Sat, 03/12/2016 - 15:46