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"Live Review"

"The Lost Revival are of particular note. A massive band that barely fits on the stage, they swap instruments like kids in a school swap Hostess snacks. Exhibiting musicianship that rivals the best in the city, The Lost Revival are one of those bands that have to be experienced rather than simply heard."
-Dave Schaeffer, Life on the C-bus - Life on the C-bus


"Homemade Confetti review"

"The Lost Revival's evolution shows on debut Homemade Confetti, a full-length more fully realized than most. The band only spent a weekend recording with producer Jay Alton, but their record sounds expansive and complete...Homemade Confetti is brimming with sounds, and the warm and folksy often coexist with the cold and spooky. Collins sings with gruff affectation, evoking a little Win Butler and a lot of Bob Dylan, as the band's bluster of guitars, keyboards and percussion swells behind him."
-Chris DeVille, Columbus Alive - Columbus Alive


"Live Review"

"Singer/songwriter Kevin Collins was just born to be a frontman. His throaty singing, interspersed with a strong falsetto, gives the folk-inspired, synth-laced epics a primal texture that’s missing from so many bands that use Americana as their undercarriage. And the man has charisma to spare...it’s encouraging that after the Lost Revival’s strong debut, Homemade Confetti, the new songs are more focused, with even stronger hooks (see “Cotton and Lace” and “Mayqueen”), yet still grand and gutsy."
-Joel Oliphint, The Other Paper - The Other Paper


"Live Review"

"What stood out most about The Lost Revival's set was singer Kevin Collins' rampant energy and enthusiasm. Their brand of rock, which draws from downtrodden Americana and reflective indie-rock epics, would seem to call for self-important detachment, but Collins was boisterous throughout, and it really set them apart from other similar acts I've seen. It helps that their new material is a highly excitable departure from their good but mostly gloomy first album. See this band soon."
-Chris Deville, Columbus Alive - Columbus Alive


"Homemade Confetti review"

"It’s a big record, with lots of atmospheric layering in the background, providing a thick blanket in which to wrap Kevin Collins’s throaty vocals... But with all those instruments and dark overtones, any sort of “Americana” tag would be misleading--especially on a song like “A Bird on a Chain,” the best on the album. The Lost Revival has a sound entirely its own, and a good one."
-Joel Oliphint, The Other Paper - The Other Paper


"Homemade Confetti review"

"The Lost Revival’s large size creates a wall of sound that goes beyond impressing its listeners both live and on their latest CD, Homemade Confetti. Four out of Five Stars."
-L. Anne Carrington, Indie Music Stop - Indie Music Stop


"Homemade Confetti review"

"Homemade Confetti's Americana stomps and boozes its way through 10 tracks of pleading confessionals. There's the tent-revival strain of "Jesus Loves You" and the harmonica-accented "Powerlines" to keep you in the right frame of mind. "A Bird on a Chain" has a little bit of Grandaddy seeping into its beats, a departure from the shuffling beat of "Driftwood" and the rock/dance of "Thin Man's Mile." It all points to Lost Revival's attempts to break out of the cardboard, one-dimensional approaches taken by the glut of Wilco wannabes."
-David Smith, Delusions of Adequacy - Delusions of Adequacy


"Live Review"

"...a great band came in graced us with their presence and played an awesome set. Kevin Collins is a great vocalist and reminds me of a much more dynamic Bruce Springsteen over music that sounds kind of like the Killers, this stuff sounds like pure sex."
-James Allison, The Outer Sounds - The Outer Sounds


"Live Review"

"...a local favorite of mine. Rarely does their “bastardized Americana” disappoint live." - Donewaiting.com


"Homemade Confetti review"

"Great music with great gusto...Homemade Confetti is fun to listen to from start to finish. The twists and
turns throughout keep me coming back for another listen."
-Joe Bridges, Music Reviewer.com

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Discography

Homemade Confetti 2008

To Hell With Them All (in production) 2010

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Bio

The Lost Revival was formed in the fall of 2005 after the house the founding members shared was robbed.  Kevin Collins (singer/songwriter), Daniel Kirschenbaum (lead guitar), and Benjamin Peyton (keyboards) saw this incident as a chance at a new beginning. After losing several guitars and microphones the three decided to purchase a synthesizer and a drum machine, forever altering their sound.

Since joining the Columbus music scene in early 2006 the band has rapidly gained more members, and notoriety. Critics and concertgoers have been duly impressed by the band's energetic and epic stage show.  Their debut album, Homemade Confetti, has garnered the band its fair share of attention since its April 2008 release. The band played numerous shows in support of Homemade Confetti, when in August of 2008 the Lost Revival was voted by fans of Columbus radio station CD101 to perform at their Summer fest along with VHS or Beta, and Darker my Love.  Other Notable acts the Lost Revival has performed with include: Dr. Dog (twice), The Von Bondies, Youth Group, Pale Young Gentlemen, and Golden Boots.

In December 2008 the Lost Revival performed at the United Nations in New York City as the musical guest at the UNCA awards ceremony.  The band is now working on their sophomore album entitled: To Hell With Them All, scheduled for release in 2010.  For more information on the Lost Revival visit www.myspace.com/thelostrevival.