LOST SOUNDS, THE: Self-titled: 7”

Can a band be both contemporary and ahead of their time? Yeah. The Screamers were. The Urinals were. The Lost Sounds were. It’s pretentious and douchey to say that the “right” people were hip to the Lost Sounds when they were active, so let’s say that those people were justly rewarded, both live and on recorded output. The Lost Sounds sound like a fight and lust, only with creative musical instruments and a synthesizer pounded and actively striking back. Cages rattled, fidelities challenged, and a welcome post-Lost Sounds release. RIP Jay. Long live Alicja. The midpoint between Billy Childish and TV Smith? It’s a fun one to contemplate.

 –todd (Goner)