cd review - January 9, 2012
Anna Maria Stjärnell
The Lost Patrol-Rocket Surgery
A new album by the Lost Patrol is always cause for celebration,
and sure enough this one is no exception. The group plays an appealingly
dreamy psychedelic surf rock topped with Mollie Israel's hypnotic vocals.
"This Road is Long" sees Stephen Mascucci and Michael Williams
and Israel's guitars reaching untold heights to a string-laden backdrop.
The vocals are gorgeous and remind me of Paula Frazer from Tarnation.
"Little Girl" is a spacey-sounding song with an appealing sixties-flavored
instrumentation that plays well against Israel's vocals. "Sweet Ophelia"
is a sad song with a glorious melody. Israel's beautiful vocals are as
ever on the money. "Don't Give Me Love" is a little tougher,
and the band give an excellent rockin' performance. This is a great record
as ever by the Lost Patrol.
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