cd review - January 2009
Anna Maria Stjärnell
The Lost Patrol-Midnight Matinée
The Lost Patrol lost original singer Danielle Kimak Stauss since
their last album. New singer Mollie Israel takes over confidently here
and is a good addition to the band's dreamy and strong sound.
"Homecoming" shows off Israel's rich voice against a sixties-influenced
backdrop. The Lost Patrol are good at that sort of a thing. "Fades
From View" is a dreamy and soft song that suits Israel's voice well.
It has an eerie sound that unravels slowly. "Distance" is a
stunning standout song, a melancholy ballad where the surf guitars really
do the trick. Lost Patrol reach a meeting point for shoegaze and sixties-influenced
The closing "Jukebox On The Moon" very nicely ends this chapter
in the band's history. Israel's dynamic vocal presence elevates an already
great song into the stratosphere. The Lost Patrol deserve a large audience.
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