Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Figures of Light Unleash A Flurry of Tracks on Lost and Found For All Punk Fans To Skate To

Wait, do punk rockers still skate? I know I do, and this record is one of the albums that will be playing on my headphones while I flow through the streets of Pomona on my skateboard. Figures of Light are probably one of the coolest artists I’ve heard in a while. They lean heavy on the punk rock ethos and bring out a slew of tracks that range from noise to polished punk rock and hardcore fury. On “Lost and Found” you get 12 blistering tracks that range from the mighty career path of this proto-punk band.

If you say you’re a fan of punk, and I know a lot of people do, this is a record that you absolutely have to get. It features demos, live tracks, instrumentals, and even some hardcore pounding metallic hardcore bliss thrown in for good measure. You will definitely feel as though you’ve gotten into a time machine and went back to 1970s UK punk rock birthing places, or even CBGB in New York to hear the opening act of a Ramones show. It’s that type of feel that you get here, with a variable cornucopia (cliché as it sounds) of music.

Stand out tracks here include “It’s Lame (feat. Belladonna and the Decimators)”, “Geraldine (Raw Demo)”, “Heaven Sent (2008 Instrumental Version”, and “Strawberry Jam (Live at Voorhees Chapel 1972)”, but that’s not to say that the other tracks aren’t worth noting. There is a nice flow between instrumental and live recordings, as well as demo tracks and more.

At times you will swear that you have a vinyl LP playing, because it has that sort of nostalgic feel to it, and while it’s not spinning on wax, it’s still a complementary album to have in your collection. It’s a good release, featuring some stand out tracks, and various notes from the career of Figures of Light. “Lost and Found” is definitely a good record, one that has punk rock written all over it, from cover, the track selection. It’s a big fist in the air, with garage punk quality at times, and so much more. It’s raw, it’s energetic, it’s mellow at times, perfect for skateboarding, taking a bus ride, or playing Nintendo with your kids. Pick up the record by clicking here, and seriously, take note, and don’t start a band unless you hear this, because you don’t need to be on some talent show to put out awesome music.


Figures of Light - Strawberry Jam (Live at Voorhees Chapel 3:16:72) from Figures of Light Archive on Vimeo.
Figures of Light was an American music band founded in 1970, which disbanded in 2015. This channel features some of their videos as a permanent archive. Check out our website at http://www.figuresoflight.com

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