Lakes and Pines

Lakes and Pines

Acoustic Alternative Folk Indie Roots Singer/songwriter


Morden Manitoba is home base for the indie quintet, which began to take its shape in 2012.  After a successful Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, Lakes and Pines released their debut album "Peace Comes at Last" on May 13th, 2017. 

Purchase it on Bandcamp!

Members: Patrick Simoens, Derek Helps, Melanie Schwarz, Florian Lassnig, and Thomas Cram. 


"Folksy, rocking, with deep and thoughtful lyrics – “Peace Comes at Last” is a terrific and confident first album from a group that I very much hope will experience a long and successful career.

Be advised, though: the group’s music is not for the absent-minded listener.  Songs like “Boy Scout Jamboree” and “Big Change Coming” can provoke some rumination (or they should). the album will leave you thinking deep thoughts whilst simultaneously appreciating the musical package in which they are wrapped."


Great Dark Wonder


"The Lakes and Pines sound is a fully realized, comfortable soundscape, led by singer/songwriter Patrick Simoens’ gentle acoustic melodies and hushed, lilting alto. The songs are fleshed out by ethereal string crescendoes, atmospheric electric guitar … and pinned down by a solid, fluid rhythm section."

~John Kendle

Winnipeg Free Press


“Poetic lyrics, acoustic melodies and masterful storytelling. Manitoba’s Lakes and Pines are everything you’d expect from an indie folk quintet – and so much more. Filling out their sound with cascading strings and arresting vocals, they take you on a musical journey through time, space and your own thoughts.”

~Digital Drum




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Peace Comes at Last - Available Now! by Lakes and Pines

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Lakes and Pines Crowdfunding Campaign by Lakes and Pines


Peace Comes at Last

Peace Comes at Last Lakes and Pines

Released: May 13, 2017

Producer: Lakes and Pines, John Paul Peters

Label: Self-Released

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