The next time my dad reminisces about his adventures in a grainy 1980s LES, Lost Boy ?‘s Canned will be playing in the background. It is the soundtrack of a quintessential NYC summer, and we deserve it. The mundanely angsty lyrics (“Drink, Drink, Drink, Drink all night”), the high voice of lead singer Davey Jones and his ode to Weezer, the 90s punk rock on the beach vibe — it’s everything you’d want from an indie rock album in 2015.
Brooklyn based musician Davey Jones originally conceived Lost Boy ? as a 4 track experimental pop recording project. After a handful of EPs, the band released their first full length album, Canned, earlier this week, and the only way to listen to it is loud with the windows rolled down. “Hollywood,” the band’s first single, is one of the more nostalgic and magnetic tracks off of it: “It’s not fair in NYC, all those girls look at him so pretty. Drink all night, until morning, find yourself in a different story.”
Lost Boy ?’ s punk leanings invoke memories of reckless nights powered by far too much beer, and Andy Warhol’s iconic Campbell’s Soup piece on the album cover is looking a little more beat up than we last remember (but then again so is NYC). The track, “Fuck This Century,” is a good reminder of that.
Canned is out now via PaperCup Music.
Review by Danielle O’Neill. Follow her on Twitter @doneill13.