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The Lost Patrol Band – The Lost Patrol

The Lost Patrol Band - The Lost Patrol Artist: The Lost Patrol
Album: The Lost Patrol Band
Release Date: August 23, 2005
Duration: 29:02
Genre: Pop/Rock
Styles: Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock
Recording Date: February, 2004 – March, 2004
Recording Location: 2nd Home

The Lost Patrol is (International) Noise Conspiracy frontman Dennis Lyxsén’s side project and The Lost Patrol Band is their third, and best, release. On it the group make a move away from the low-key, somewhat ramshackle charms of the first two releases and embrace a full-on rock & roll sound. Made with a steady band instead of a collection of friends and colleagues, the record sounds like it was bashed out in the best sweat-filled teen dance club in Sweden (or anywhere else for that matter). Steady as steel, the sound almost never wavers from a classic two guitars, bass, drums, and organ attack, though there are some neat background vocals and the occasional cheesy synth to break things up. One might miss the intimacy and sonic adventurism of the previous albums, but the energy and hooks here should ease the sting. Tunes like the rock-solid “Golden Time,” “Pick Me Up,” “Let Me In,” and the wall-shaking rocker that kicks things off, “Feels Like Drowning,” walk the narrow line between new wave revivalism and the late-’70s AOR pop sound of groups like Cheap Trick, the Romantics, and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers. Not the hippest Heartbreakers to emulate, perhaps, but the result is very envigorating and sometimes, as on the, well, heartbreaking “My Heart Is Still a Mess” and “Can’t Stand the Quiet,” breathtaking in a dancing until you are ready to pass out kind of way. It seems a sure bet that the record will sink without a trace, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more melodic and spunkier 30 minutes of rock & roll made in 2005.

Title/Composer Performer Time
Feels Like Drowning The Lost Patrol 2:53
Golden Times The Lost Patrol 2:24
Get Ready The Lost Patrol 2:45
Hanging On The Lost Patrol 2:19
Pick Me Up The Lost Patrol 3:53
A Girl Like You The Lost Patrol 2:43
A Dose of You The Lost Patrol 2:58
Let Me In The Lost Patrol 2:27
My Heart Is Still a Mess The Lost Patrol 3:17
Can’t Stand the Quiet The Lost Patrol 3:23
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