Last year, Goner Records anthologized the Reatards, the late, great Jay Reatard's noisy, punky garage band. This year, they're giving the same treatment to the Lost Sounds, a goth-y, new-wave-nodding, keyboard-heavy outfit that balanced Jay's nihilistic tuneful-ness with Alicia Trout's feral girl group charisma. Lost Lost: Demos, Sounds, Alternate Takes & Unused Songs collects the Memphis bands' diverse, extremely raw catalogue, which ranges from Jay-like punk anthems ("No Count" sounds just like him, and also contains the line "I'm a reatard") and odder, jerkier, damaged Human League-ish outings like "NoOne Killer". There's some weird sound experiement stuff, a long fairly amazing psycho cut called "Total Destruction," which might turn into my favorite, I don't know.
Anyway, great band...here they are playing live