Tall Pat (2016)
Lost and Found is the follow up to 2013's self titled Dumpster Babies release. In the interim, the band has grown older, wiser and much more mature. OK, that's probably a bunch of bullshit. These guys still sound like they're having an absolute blast playing an ultra catchy strain of sloppy rock and roll.
Lost and Found is one of those rare albums that, to my ears, is every bit as good as the first record that I heard from them. Even if the band hasn't matured, they have tightened up their sound just a bit. While they haven't lost any of their ramshackle, good times vibe, the hooks are a more focused and the slower songs have that little something extra that elevates them above just being rests between the fast ones.
The last time I wrote about Dumpster babies, I had compared them to Earthmen & Strangers and The Yolks. I think those comparisons are both still apt for Lost and Found, particularly when the band puts their foot on the gas and the downstrokes start flying. I still don't love the band's name and I can't say the art is really my style, but when the needle hits the vinyl that's where Dumpster Babies really shine.
Dumpster Babies - Lost and Found: