Pioneering Kansas City, MO emo rock band THE APPLESEED CAST‘s 2002 Deep Elm release ‘Lost Songs’ is now available to pre-order on vinyl via Thirty Something Records.
Comprised of material recorded after the band’s 1998 debut ‘The End Of The Ring Wars’ and before 2000’s ‘Mare Vitalis’, ‘Lost Songs’ displays the transitional phase of the band in between the two albums. Carefully uniting old-school and new-school songwriting styles, ‘Lost Songs‘ combines the bitter emotional release of the band’s earliest recordings and the meticulous soundscapes crafted through endless hours of studio time on later recordings. Dynamic song structures, hurricane-force rhythms and ultra-vivid lyrics paint bold portraits of disillusion and heartache, while at other points ‘Lost Songs’ overflows with swells of symphonics, feedback and electronics.
The title joins the already released (and still available) vinyl reissue of the band’s long out-of-print 2000 Deep Elm sophomore release ‘Mare Vitalis.’
Ominous, powerful, and magnetizing like the sea, ‘Mare Vitalis’ is dreamy and charming, and flows from a tide of moody energy with guitars that sweep around complex, precision rhythms. A masterpiece of timeless inspiration, the record is absolutely stunning.
Available in the Thirty Something records store with worldwide shipping AND both are also available at https://newgranada.bigcartel.com for US customers to save some $$$ on shipping.
“It’s time to herald The Appleseed Cast for what they are now, and what they’re about to become: ground breaking.”- Pitchfork