Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Lost Tapes - We Thought It Was Okay At The Time (2013-2015)

Lost Tapes is a Catalan duo evincing a formidable talent for earworms.  To date most of their music has been released as 7" singles and digital downloads.  Their debut album Let's Get Lost was released in early 2016, but the enterprising tastemakers at Shelflife Records deemed the band's output of the previous three years too good to not be collected and presented to the public in a single package, and they are absolutely correct.  So here we are with We Thought It Was Okay At The Time (2013-2015), 14 tracks of dream and jangle pop with warm melodies, welcoming vocals and endearing hooks.

Lost Tapes is Pau Roca (formerly of La Habitacion Roja) and RJ Sinclair (formerly of Tokyo Sex Destruction).  I suspect they are aware of those who have jangled and dreamt before them, including The Pastels, various C86 bands and The Close Lobsters.  But their music only hints at the nostalgia, as they carve their own path as one of the better dreampop bands playing today.  I've had this record in rotation for over a month now, and can't bring myself to replace it.  Actually, I can't think why I would want to do so.  This is top stuff, indie pop fans.

We Thought It Was Okay at the Time (2013-2015) is available in vinyl, CD and digital formats from Shelflife Records.

Shelflife Records page for album
Shelflife Records

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