The Lost Tracks
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The Lost Tracks

Ida Grove, Iowa, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2016 | SELF | AFM

Ida Grove, Iowa, United States | SELF | AFM
Established on Jan, 2016
Band Rock Indie

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Aug
09
The Lost Tracks @ Chrome Lounge

Omaha, Nebraska, United States

Omaha, Nebraska, United States

Jun
07
The Lost Tracks @ Vaudeville Mews

Des Moines, Iowa, United States

Des Moines, Iowa, United States

Jun
06
The Lost Tracks @ Surf Ballroom and Museum

Clear Lake, Iowa, United States

Clear Lake, Iowa, United States

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"Sound Check"

‘Capitanos’
The Lost Tracks
Independent

If you told me this album came out in the 1970s, I would believe you. The lyrics and the grooves all come together beautifully to harken back to a simpler, more honest time in music. Be it David Haas’ vocals or Jason Buns’ and Steve Robinette’s expert guitar playing, it evokes the 1960s/1970s era of music. The album opens with “Good Captains,” a solid introduction that makes you want to throw on bellbottoms. “Small Armies” is another highlight that is reminiscent of the Grateful Dead. April Wells’ backup vocals and her work on the keys throughout the album are especially good.

The Lost Tracks are a band of Iowans who bring a lot of experience to the table. While this is the band’s first album together, each has been playing music for more than 20 years, and it shows. They play confidently and with ease, as showcased on every track of the 12-song album “Capitanos.” This is an album that fans of Head East, Cat Stevens and Bob Seger will enjoy. - City View - Des Moines


"Album Review - Capitanos"

Iowa City band the Lost Tracks is on the cusp of a period of big creative output. Their new album, Capitanos, is the first of three releases coming out just this year. The process that brought the band here started back in 2016 when they scrapped the first attempt at the album. They brought a couple more members into the band, worked with Dave Zollo and Brian Cooper to freshen their sound and then started the recording process with local recording engineer John Svec.

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The reboot has resulted in a balanced and polished album of groove-infused tunes. According to their bio, the band is made up of members who each have more than 20 years experience gigging, which lends to a natural classic fusion of guitars, keys, bass and drums. The songs have an underlying mellowness that feels like Grateful Dead or Phish without all of the attendant wandering. There’s no fancy or heavy-handed production, just the natural performance captured to tape — the way it should be.



One of the songs that gets stuck in my head is track five, “Always Be In Your Band.” It does a good job of capturing the Rolling Stones’ Let It Bleed sound with the electric piano and the “woo-woos” from “Gimme Shelter.” I like songs that require a little more digging, and initially I was trying to suss out why they would pull such an obvious tribute — until I read the lyrics:

“I thought a lot about Nanker Phelge and their songs that sounded so fine/And when those kids were hanging out they always had a mighty fine time/Through the years they lost their way and attacked each other in their books/But even so they found their way back to the stage with the same old hook.” (Nanker Phelge is the pseudonym the Rolling Stones used for whole-band publishing.)

The recording of Capitanos provided enough material for two more albums, so it’s safe to assume that this album is a good measure for what the next two will be like: genuinely enjoyable songs that are not trying to make a big, splashy, in-your-face statement. Songs for songs’ sake. - Little Village Mag - Iowa City


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Still working on that hot first release.

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The Lost Tracks is an Iowa rock band made up of members scattered across the state from Iowa City to Ida Grove, Mason City, and Des Moines. Each of the musicians has 20 years or more of gigging experience and brings a unique background. The group formed in 2016, started recording in Iowa City and then continued recording in Ida Grove, Ia. Made up of many different musical backgrounds, the band created a signature sound always leaning towards pure rock while channeling ‘Waylonesque country’, occasional trippy jazz tones, and an Americana feel. The band is made up of:

April Wells – keys/vocals, raised in a family band and trained classically with a leaning toward classic rock, April is a powerful vocalist with soulful tendencies 
David Haas – vocals, vintage vinyl influenced, belts out unique melodies in wide vocal range 
David Lumberg – bass, channels the Beatles and the Who. A true groove technician. 
Eric Wells- percussion/multi-instrumentalist/vocals; a shaman from the bar rooms to the stage on a mission to capture the unifying soul of humanity 
Jason Buns – guitars, lyrics and music, offers listeners a sonic experience that echoes of the 60’s while reverberating modern leads 
Steve Robinette – guitar; sans bandana, encapsulated in an eternal stones groove

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