Keep It Together
Lost Tricks might be one part "Lost" but it's mostly about the "Tricks" - the secret ingredient that separates the Brooklyn based band from your average piano rock assemblage. The "Tricks" combine to form a sense of playful edge and experimentation that showcases the group's rare merging of timeless melody and concise hooks. Think Ben Folds but without the Ben and without the Folds. Keep It Together marks Lost Tricks' fourth independent release and the band's first collaboration with Andros Rodriguez (Justin Timberlake, !!!, The Raconteurs) who engineered, mixed, and co-produced the album (on a speculative deal) at Quad Studios in Times Square. Their work also included Eliot Sloan of Blessed Union of Souls (eight Top 40 hits) who joined in on the track "Something Out Of Nothing." The tune features the guest performance of Sloan and will also be included on the soundtrack of the upcoming movie ALICE staring Penny Marshall and Luke Perry. After completing the album the group processed the first six tracks through Platinum Blue's (a music consulting company) unique computer program that predicts "hits" with up to 80% accuracy. And at least on a mathematical level, all six of the songs came back as hits. Singer and songwriter Trev Oswalt grew up making music under the evergreens of Oregon and currently resides under a blue bridge in Brooklyn. He has been singing and playing non-stop from a young age. As a performer and actor, he has worked all over the world including performances from Los Angeles to Moscow and has appeared in both television and film including shows such as "Third Watch", "Law & Order", and the movie 'Hitch' with Will Smith. Lost Tricks' live act is powerful combining an organic immediacy that is as raw as it is personal and sincere. Formed in 2003 the band, currently consisting of Trev banging on keys, Dave Smith occasionally slapping bass, and Scott Morehouse on acoustic and electronic drums, is performing throughout the East Coast and beyond while shopping for management and label representation.