Ostrea Lake is an indie folk trio who intelligently employ baritone ukelele and mandolin to embellish their neatly-crafted songs, while lead singer Elias Abi Daoud has a pleasingly melodic voice. Three of the songs on lovely new album Rippling Waters have the word Lullaby in the title, an accurate reflection of their gentle vibe. Formed as a duo by Daoud and multi-instrumentalist Moe Kabbara in 2012, they added bassist Scott Kedy in 2013. They previously released two well-received EPs.
Ostrea Lake played a seven-date Eastern Canada tour in May, prior to the album's release. Let's hope for more gigs soon.