Lost in a Tube
'Lost in a Tube' is a 15-song folk-rock album that laments America's slide into an era of senseless war and threatened freedoms. The Stragglyrs' folk lyrics are wrapped in a guitar-driven, roots-rock sound with surf, blues and country influences; all four members of the ensemble band write and sing. Among the current-issues titles on 'Lost in a Tube' are 'W. Drilled Us,' 'War President' and 'All You Need to Know.' Other songs include 'She's Gone,' a gutsy metaphor for America's lost liberties; 'Lost For a While,' an apt description of a distracted populace mislead into war; 'Old Neil,' a tribute to the musical activism of days gone by; the Beatles-esque 'Lonesome Mystery'; and wraps up with 'Just Play,' a hopeful and upbeat celebration of California's sun and surf. Based in San Jose, the Stragglyrs, established in 2000, have been playing and recording all-original material since then in Northern California.