Grand Lake was a collaboration between Caleb Nichols and Jameson Swanagon. From 2008 to 2011 the band featured a revolving lineup of friends supporting the songwriting of Nichols. The band released three EPs and one full length album. They opened for notable bands such as Rogue Wave, Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, Yuck, Smith Westerns, the Thermals. In 2010 they opened for Ok Go at the Historic Fillmore in San Francisco. Grand Lake's LP 'Blood Sea Dream' (HAD Records) charted in the top 200 on CMJ and garnered mixed reviews from numerous and sometimes snotty music blogs.