The Lost Shores

The Lost Shores

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The Lost Shores is a musical project surrounding the prolific songwriting of Richard Aufrichtig. The Lost Shores’ live show continues to flow and change. It ceremonially always centers around creating an atmosphere where the song can remain the center of the room.

Biography

The Lost Shores is a musical project surrounding the prolific songwriting of Richard Aufrichtig. The project began in the summer of 2009 as a non-existent/invisible 12- piece band, as part of a residency with a theater company in South-Eastern Nebraska. It has morphed through many live incarnations since. Having drawn influence from, amongst other things, world-traveling, the passing of the seasons, the cycles of the moon, 18th, 19th, and 20th century poetry, experimental theater, traditional music, European philharmonic halls, postcards, psychomagic, the reading of tarot cards, cosmic consciousness and most recently the electric guitar – The Lost Shores’ live show continues to flow and change. It ceremonially always centers around creating an atmosphere where the song can remain the center of the room. They have performed nationally and internationally in a variety of venues and spaces. Some highlights include: PS 122, The Players Club, The Sidewalk Cafe, Pianos, Arlene’s Grocery, Cather & Company Books, Laika, The Henry Miller Library and two residencies at Pete’s Candy Store. The group most recently organized their first Annual Autumnal Music Festival in Brooklyn at Pete’s Candy Store, a three night run of music, performance art and shared space.

As a recording project, The Lost Shores are nearing the end of the process of recording their fourth full-length record (the 21st in Aufrichtig’s extensive discography), Music For Highways and Bedrooms, which they are planning to release in early 2013 as a non-linear 2 record box, including a selection of accompanying poetry, photographs and objects.

Lyrics

City Light/Second Avenue

Written By: Richard Aufrichtig

"City Light"

the impulse is pure
but the nights are not
standing on the summer floor
and that's all I got

you know all the pretty girls,
all the city ones,
all the pretty girls
run

standing in the pouring rain
in my broken shoes
I know it's a lie
but you've gotta choose

between all the pretty girls,
all the skinny ones,
all the pretty girls
run

standing out in the cardboard night
I've got nothing but city light!
standing out in the cardboard night
I've got nothing but city light!
standing out in the cardboard night
I've got nothing by city light!
standing out in the cardboard night
I've got nothing but cities

you know all the pretty girls,
all the city ones,
all the pretty girls
run

"Second Avenue"

late at night i'm a car on fire
second avenue is a funeral
wire spills outsides from the sun where the snow laid down

and I drove my car on a friday night
just to see if I could
just to see if I might find somewhere to hide from all the light
where they're singing:

"late at night I'm gone!
late at night I'm gone!
late at night I'm gone!
late at night I'm gone!"

well, I don't wanna die when I'm young
I wanna burn like the sun
I wanna see the world
I wanna see everyone
I wanna see the sidewalks when they're full of love

I'm gonna walk around
gonna walk downtown
I wanna see my friends
wanna see their frowns
gonna try to turn it all right and upside down

and I'll see what I'll never get again
what I'll never get again
what I'll never get again
what I'll never get again
oh, I'll never get again
what I'll never get again
what I'll never get again
what I'll never get again

o-oh!
o-oh!
o-oh!
o-oh-oh!

late at night I'm gone
late at night I'm gone

Discography

Postcards From The Lost Shores LP (2009)
Postcards From The Great Plains LP (2009)
The King Of Manhattan EP (2010)
Little Island EP (2011)
Green Leaves LP (2011)
Music For Highways and Bedrooms LP (2013)