Lost Revival to find their way to Frankie’sWritten by Michael Punsalan | | firstname.lastname@example.org
When burglars broke into Kevin Collins and Daniel Kirschenbaum’s house three years ago at Ohio State University, a number of guitars and musical equipment were stolen. Although initially a setback for the men who would create the Columbus band, the Lost Revival, it would also be a turning point.
“Up to that point we just had pretty normal equipment,” said Collins, singer/songwriter. “But with the money we got back from insurance, we got a drum machine and synthesizers. That’s kind of how our sound got started.”
Now composed of seven members, the Lost Revival’s unique blend of electronic and folk is catching attention outside of the Columbus music scene. On tour promoting their debut album Homemade Confetti, the Lost Revival headlines Frankie’s on July 22.
“We usually talk about our live performances as a birthday party for everybody in the audience,” said Collins on the reported wild energy of the group’s stage show. “We throw confetti. We have video projections. We have seven people who are all going crazy on stage. Everybody in the band is a multi-instrumentalist and we constantly swap instruments and places. I think people really like it because it’s not a stagnant thing where everybody plays the same thing the whole time. It almost looks like chaos.”
The group’s trademark party environment even led to its debut album title.
“We had a show on my birthday a couple years ago and I had a little too much fun because it was my birthday,” laughed Collins. “I had a bunch of ripped up paper in my pockets that I think was the obituaries page. In the state that I was in at the end of the set, I started throwing it for some reason and yelling ‘homemade confetti.’ Then the guys from the bar promptly handed me a broom and told me to clean it up.”
Recently returning from tour dates in New York City, Collins hopes to bring national name recognition to the band.
“We have several places that we want to go and have our name known there. And Toledo is one of those towns. We’ve heard that it’s a great place to play music at,” said Collins. “If it’s not the most successful show, there will be others. We’re going to keep coming back. We don’t get discouraged. We just want to keep coming back and get more and more people over to our side. We’re just a hard-working band.”
On the Web: www.thelostrevival.com