'Self' Starters

Lake Street Dive (right), which began playing its breezy alt-folk take on '70s soul nine years ago at Boston's New England Conservatory of Music, makes its Billboard 200 debut with its EP "Fun Machine" (No. 187) after the group appeared on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" on Feb. 5. The bow precedes the Feb. 18 release of the band's Signature Sounds full-length, "Bad Self Portraits." The latter set's title track is gaining airplay, including 15 spins last week at WFUV New York, according to Nielsen BDS.

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