Since 2002, Sean has been performing by himself or with occasional guests as Lakes, using distorted drum machines, casio keyboards, guitar and percussion to create a world of bleak folk, pagan post-punk and ominous dissonance. After Chapter's self-titled debut album in late 2005,  Lakes released Cloven (RIP Society, 2009), Solar Flecks (Inverted Crux, 2010), Winter's Blade (Inverted Crux, 2011) and Blood Of the Grove (Avant!, 2013).