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Lost Boy ? Releases New Album 'Paranoid Fiction'

Behind the Lost Boy ? moniker, Brooklyn-based rocker/guitarist Davey Jones draws a character from tales of the late ‘60s through the early ‘90s in Lower Manhattan and Downtown LA. Inspired by memoirs, literature, and music from this era, Lost Boy ? tells the story from this retro vantage point exploring the trials, tribulations, and sounds of the Sex, Drugs, & Rock N Roll era. Today, he’s back with a new record titled Paranoid Fiction.

Jones’ grizzled vocals, paired with rattling guitar licks, make for a truly vintage sound beholden to '70s garage rock. Each track plays like it’s been dipped in whiskey. On Paranoid Fiction, Lost Boy ? hones the ability to write sticky melodies that are equal parts aggressive and fun; Jones rips through 13 tracks and keeps you in the palm of his hand the whole time. Listen below. 

   

Lost Boy ? announce their upcoming album 'Goose Wazoo' & release lead single

New York native Davey Jones started Lost Boy ? as a bedroom pop project in 2008, but soon found a rotating cast of musicians interested in playing his music, which, however, never completely gave up its original, stripped down DIY sound, equally influenced by early Ween and Pavement. The band just announced the release their sophomore full length Goose Wazoo on September 9th via Little Dickman and State Capital Records. The record is presented as a concept album (accompanied by a comic strip) centered around the quirky idea of a detective in the shape of a blob named Goose Wazoo. The lead single and title track paints a picture of the main character in a fun and light hearted way by employing the use of jangly harmonies and catchy, cheerful vocal hooks. The group uses their fuzzy lo-fi pop and excitable drumming to craft the eccentric narrative of the song. Lost Boy ? has a string of local shows coming up in August leading to the record release show on September 10th at Shea Stadium. Strearming below also second single It Before. - John Honan

   

NYC Record of the Month: Lost Boy ? - "Canned" - release party at Shea Stadium on 04.18

Lost Boy ?’s debut LP due March 31, "Canned," is a collection of old favorites and soon-to-be-hits that marries clever riffs with playful, creative ambition. Sandwiched between “Hollywood’s” relentlessly catchy riffs and “Hemorrhage’s” disaffected vocals (courtesy of Luke Chiarutinni) you'll find 11 tracks of perfectly unpolished, irreverent pop goodness. Davey Jones’s bedroom project-turned-band scatters doses of seriousness around the record but still manages to approach it all with refreshing levity. Although Jones has upgraded his recording quality infinitely from his earlier recordings, he kept a crafty, lo-fi approach, with delightfully messy leads and chirpy vocals permeating the majority of the record. "Canned" proves that, for Lost Boy ?, not taking themselves seriously is serious business. See them live at Shea Stadium on 04.18 for the record release party. - Michael Sosnick

We added this song to The Deli's playlist of Best punk/garage/slacker rock songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!

   

Lost Boy ? unveils two singles from upcoming "Canned" album

One of the most serious problems of the music industry, today, is that it's incredibly hard for musicians to cultivate their compositional skills for long enough to reach their full potential: since the mp3 induced collapse of record sales, funds for artist development have vanished, and artists have no choice but to develop themselves, with little funds and - often - time. It really takes a lot of mental strength and self discipline to grow as an artist, in particular in a city as merciless as the Big Apple. Brooklyn Davey Jones and his indie rock project Lost Boy ?, with that name that perfectly sums up the challanges of being an "indie" musician, has been keeping at it for quite some time (at least since 2010, when we booked them at Pianos with Quilty, which then moved back to Boston and became Speedy Ortiz). In the last few weeks Lost Boy ? has been unveiling two new songs from their upcoming album (due in April), which reveal a growing songwriting confidence and an improved sound. The album, entitled "Canned" is the first release recorded as a band. Judging from these first two singles, dwelling in a sea of influences ranging from The Pixies to The Flaming Lips, it's likely to propell the band to the next level in their musical career - they would deserve it.

   

Lo-Fi local heroes Lost Boy ? plays Shea Stadium on 03.01

A frantic collection of pop punk tunes, Lost Boy ? is a blistering package of gritty and antagonistic pop songs. A buzzing caffeine drenched rampage through distorted filters, immediate melodies and nervous bass lines, their music is an exercise in songwriting delivered with petulant energy. Scratchy, gritty guitars, heaps of danceable drums and rolling basses... each track is short, to the point, and powerful. There is just one thing. That question mark. What DOES it mean? Nothing like an elusive edge to capture the attention. Check out opening track from 2012 EP "Big Snow" and see Lost Boy ? at Shea Stadium on March 1st. - Francesca Baker