::The Lost Patrol::



cd reviews - Spring 2012
Gregg Coleman
Ghettoblaster (Issue No.31)

The Lost Patrol - Rocket Surgery

For as much as I love shoegaze it can fall victim to some of the same short-comings of the other more well-defined and era-specific genres. Specifically, after the greats – in this case Ride, My Bloody Valentine and The Jesus and Mary Chain – where do you go so that you aren’t just rehashing the past? The Lost Patrol tackle this problem by taking their sound in a more cinematic route, crafting soundscapes that could be used to back up scenes (and for that matter, have backed up scenes on both the big and small screen). The real lynchpin for their sonic architecture proves to be lead singer Mollie Israel’s intoxicating vocals, sounding like a haunted Zooey Deschanel. They may not be reinventing the genre, but they are breathing some sorely needed new life and direction into shoegaze – something that should be exciting for both new and old fans. (self-released)

-- Gregg Coleman





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