Lost Tricks

Lost Tricks

BandAlternativePop

"This is the epitome of fantastic unsigned indie rock. This band is the next big thing, so sit back, enjoy this EP and watch their success rapidly grow." --Geoff Dellinger, Entertainment World

Biography

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• WATCH THE NEW "FREEMAN" VIDEO online at, www.LostTricks.com/video

• Recently co-wrote a song with Blessed Union of Souls singer Eliot Sloan for an upcoming Warner Brothers film, "Alice".
• Recently signed to Bitchin' Entertainment's Label Ready Program
• In top 25 of Unsigned Music Magazine's Contest
• Currently recording new album at Quad Studios Andros Rodriguez (Lenny Kravitz, Jewel, Raconteurs, and Kelly Clarkson)

The 'Anti-Williamsburg' movement has begun. It's 2006 in New York City and they're not afraid to rhyme, give hook-happy offerings, and by and large are on a mission to give piano driven indie-pop a good name.

Where did such an ambitious plan come from?

LOST TRICKS originated as the solo identity of singer/keyboardist Trevor Oswalt (of the movie HITCH and TV's 'Third Watch'), who was soon joined by bassist John Galgano and Agustin Frederic on drums. The boys recently completed laying down the tracks to their debut EP which they affectionately coin, "a testament to the roots of pop songwriting."
Recorded and co-produced with Charles Newman (The Magnetic Fields, The Walking Concert), the catchy and lush tracks are comprised of keyboard anthems, edgy arpeggiators, pop-sensible songwriting, and Oswalt's upfront vocals. Listeners and luminaries have already likened the spirited and original radio-friendly sound to a wide range of popular performers, and as Erika Clarke of Amplifier Magazine explains, “…Lost Tricks can claim their rightful place in America’s pop culture.”

LOST TRICKS' high-energy live act is powerful. The line up consists of Oswalt on vintage Rhodes & acoustic piano as well as synth arpeggiators & computer based accoutrements, with Agustin Frederic on drums, and John Galgano on bass. The resulting sound is pure earnest fun. It is an energizing translation of the densely arranged EP while exposing a volatile immediacy that is as raw as it is personal and sincere. And judging by the rapidly growing devoted fan base, LOST TRICKS' distinct brand of melodic piano pop is definitely on to something good. The bloggers agree: The Dark Alley named LOST TRICKS in the top 10 of Download.com and music blog-dork Kurt’s Krap calls LOST TRICKS “legendary” with “tunes waiting to break.”

Oswalt grew up on the West Coast in scenic Oregon and woefully admits he was never shot 9 times. From a young age he studied singing and piano. He was influenced by a wide variety of sounds including jazz, choral work, hip-hop, as well as mainstream and indie-pop. As a solo performer, composer, and actor, Oswalt has worked all over the world, including performances in Los Angeles and Moscow. Oswalt's LOST TRICKS is already creating a hot underground buzz via the internet and hand to hand distribution of the new EP and LOST TRICKS' infectious live shows.

LOST TRICKS is currently performing throughout the Northeast and beyond and is currently hard at work on a full length at Quad Studios in NYC.

Lyrics

FreeMan

Written By: Long Lost Tricks Music (BMI)

Walking the streets, feeling incomplete
See who he’ll meet, suddenly he can feel the beat

HE IS A FREEMAN, RUNNING AS FAST AS HE CAN

Making some calls, walking down the halls
Don’t know where to go, no longer know what you know

So you can catch him if you can
She spoke some words and away he ran

Been here before, down this corridor
Getting hard to see, time to restore your life
(Please, you catch him if you can)

12

Written By: Long Lost Tricks Music (BMI)

One like twos like threes like fours like five
I count the ways and I vocalize
Six through twelve what do you see
Perhaps now you taste my reality

I harmonize
I vocalize

Baby and I must have you
And I must have you

Like a tiger locked in a cage
Pent up and full of rage
I never felt like this before
One two and three and four

I harmonize
I vocalize

Baby and I must have you
And I must have you
Yes Baby I must have you
And I must have you

I harmonize
I vocalize

2nd Chance

Written By: Long Lost Tricks Music (BMI)

I’m gonna put myself back together again
On a scale from 1-9, I’ll be a 10
I’ll be a model citizen

Can you excuse my advance, and my haphazard deliverance
This is not my blind arrogance. Baby I’m looking for a second chance.

I’m changing my bad bad attitude
I even gave up my fast food
Hope my new smile is not misconstrued.

I know you hate my song and dance, and everything I call romance
But to me you’re only elegance. And Baby, I’m looking for a second chance.

I’m gonna work real hard just to get it right
I’m gonna work all day, and all through the night
All in the hopes that you and I can, reunite

So what do you say to my stance? Have I increased your tolerance?
Can we forgive our circumstance? Because Baby, I’m looking for a second chance.

Discography

"Untitled LP", 2006 at Quad Studios w/Andros Rodriguez (Sum 41, Lenny Kravitz, Jewel, ...)
"EP", 2005 - 2005
-w/Charles Newman co-prod. (The Magnetic Fields, The Walking Concert)
"Eye Of The Storm", 2004 (LP)

Set List

Typcial sets in the NYC scene are 40minutes+ - tight, high energy, keeping the flow going and the apologies low.