found & lost
The Fallen Stars
2014 Re-release with new bonus tracks Download
The album "found & lost" recounts the rise and fall of a relationship, from the loneliness of "Break the Skin" and fragile first discovery of love in "In Reach," through the disillusionment of "Wedding Eyes," and finally the bitter, numbing taste of regret of "San Diego."
Bookended by two theme pieces appropriately titled "Found" and "Lost," the album weaves together songs ranging from achingly atmospheric ballads (Heading South,) to Rickenbacker 12-string jangle-pop (Sioux City) to scorching rockers (Double Down, Coming Home) in a surprisingly cohesive narrative. Stand out tracks include the tipsy, country-tinged ballad "Ellie" and the hard-driving, all-or-nothing "Double Down."
"Somewhere between the wide-open stretches of Gram Parson's beloved Mojave Desert and the decaying cityscapes frequented by Bruce Springsteen shine the Fallen Stars."
“Their new CD, Found & Lost, is filled with tales that sound like antecedents from Bruce Springsteen or Tom Petty. "Sioux City," about playing blackjack on a riverboat has that ragtag "Born to Run" feel.”