You can give the song a listen below.
Lost In Society last released Modern Illusions on February 26th, 2016 via Handsome Stranger Records.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 2:00 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
You can give the song a listen below.
Lost In Society last released Modern Illusions on February 26th, 2016 via Handsome Stranger Records.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 6:57 PM (PST) by Daron
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 9:44 AM (PST) by Joe Grimm
Eventually everything comes to pass, even we as humans will reach the inevitable end and have to face our own mortality…I have often wondered if it would be better to go quickly and silently without any notice of my own end. Or if it would be better to know ahead of time and be able to get all of my affairs in order, say good bye to all my loved ones, enjoy the pleasures of my favorite meals or films one last time and I don’t know maybe have one last party before my eventual demise.
Bands for the most part break up or give up after an internal dispute over art, or money or some personality conflict. And although it may not always come as a surprise to the band members themselves it often is a surprise to the world and to the fans. Well this Saturday I was able to witness a spectacle of punk rock love and brotherhood few have ever been able to experience…After over fifteen years of cross country tours, numerous lineup changes, on stage fistfights, and hundreds of drunken booze soaked practices and shows the boys from Two Fisted Law decided to call it quits in early spring of this year. Professionals that they were they kept every date they had booked on their calendar during 2017 and added one more…The Official Final Show which could not be held in their hometown of Danbury Connecticut due to the closing of their local venues Cousin Larry’s and The Heirloom Arts Theater so was held in neighboring New Milford Connecticut at the surprisingly large and well equipped Fast Eddies Billiards.
Upon arrival I was able to catch the last few frantically fast paced songs by Danbury locals and longtime Two Fisted Law friends Social Standards. The speed and aggression of their front man made me kick myself for missing most of the set and reminded me of my own mantra about always checking out every band at a show.
Next up in the lineup was a crowd favorite The Jukebox Romantics who quickly whipped everyone into a frenzy with front man Mike Terry screaming anthemic vocals to an audience of well-versed fans who sang along to every song while shaking fists into the air while slamming into one another…between songs the band would crack jokes and trade insults while sharing Two Fisted Law stories with the audience, this performance alone was worth the hour and a half drive I had to get to New Milford for this show.
After The Jukebox Romantics left the stage Asbury Park New Jersey’s Lost In Society who have just completed a tour with Face To Face and soon leave for tour with Unwritten Law took the stage and unleashed a super tight set of fast paced pop punk songs that again had the entire place dancing and singing along song after song as front man Zach Moyle leaped all over the stage like a man possessed…It was a truly exceptional performance and I can see why these guys are so popular at the moment.
After Lost In Society had finished the feel of anticipation grew as did the crowd which pushed out of the band area of the venue and crept into the main bar and pool playing sections of the club. In attendance was a who’s who of Northeastern punk bands including members of Damn Broads, Cry Havoc, Enziguri, The Lost Riots and others I’m sorry I recognized but could not identify.
It was now about 11:45 pm Two Fisted Law took the stage and current front man Lance thanked everyone for coming out and thanked the band for having them adopt him into the family and the set began…it was tight it was loud and it was fast as they blazed through song after song Lance screaming into the microphone as if his head was about to burst right off of his neck.
In between every other song Lance or Kyle would tell a little anecdote from a past show, or share some love for someone in the room, they thanked the opening acts all of whom have shared in the long and proud history of Two Fisted Law both on and off the stage. Then maybe 25-30 minutes in Lance invited Big Jym the previous and longtime front man up on stage to do a duet, and both men laid into 3-4 songs together the crowd going completely insane then Lance left the stage and the show continued on with Big Jym singing more fan favorites, another pause and the original drummer Matt Rosenzweig, original bassist Dave Haug and original Guitarist Ricky Foster took the stage with much adulation from the crowd of longtime fans they all shared a couple of jokes and insults back and forth and then Ricky sang a never before performed on stage song from the very first inception of the band from some 15-16 years ago before they all went back into the full show with Jym on vocals and the old lineup still in place the band rocked for over two hours in total playing possibly every song off of every release they had done…and in the end every member got on stage including once short term member Mike Terry of the Jukebox Romantics. Kyle Trocolla then again gave a short thank you speech to all in attendance and explained how the song Late Nights And Bar Fights Was indeed written for, and about, every fan who ever made it to any of their shows, they all shared a shot of whiskey and saluted one another and the crowd and then they all…5 Guitarists, 2 bassists, 2 drummers on 2 drum kits, and 2 front men all playing and singing in unison belted out that song. And they tore the house down…I have seen many great shows, I have seen many touching moments on stage, and I will say that as of today this one song at this one show, with everyone onstage playing their hearts out, and managing with all the booze and emotion to be so fucking tight and deliver the wall of sound that they delivered with that many people on stage playing together was bar none one of the greatest moments in punk rock history and I only which everyone in our world was able to experience that one song…It was truly the thing legends are made of.
R.I.P. Two Fisted Law.
Check out photos from the show by Just Vibe below.
Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 10:00 AM (PST) by jaystone
“Kid” appears as one-half of a flexi single released to coincide with their current tour, which kicked off with a few nights with Face To Face a few weeks ago. You can order the limited edition flexi here.
Monday, May 15, 2017 at 8:30 PM (PST) by jaystone
On a personal note, the release Face To Face‘s last album was a bit of a big deal. Not only did it mark the seminal SoCal punk band’s triumphant return to their previous label home, Fat Wreck Chords, but as we all know, new albums are typically followed by new tours, and Face To Face have long been one of the premier live bands in the business. It may have taken a little bit longer than was initially hoped, but May 2017 finally brought us the Econolive 2017 tour, which featured the band pulling double duty; an acoustic set for VIP ticket-holders in the early evening, followed by the normal fully plugged-n main set that has been the band’s bread and butter over the decades. We caught the show at the Once Ballroom in Somerville, Massachusetts, last Friday, and we’re pretty sure it’ll rank as one of the best shows we catch in any venue this year.
In many ways, the VIP pre-set is a tip-of-the-cap to the fans who missed out on the acoustic Ignorance Is Bliss shows that Face To Face’s Trever Keith and Scott Shiflett put on five years ago. The duo didn’t play too many dates on those small runs, leaving a large number of long-time fans clamoring for a chance to catch the increasingly respected album played in such a stripped down format. For the Econolive ’17 dates, Keith and Shiflett are joined by their bandmates Danny Thompson (drums) and Dennis Hill (guitar) for a more filled-out performance that included not only songs from Ignorance… but a handful of reworked tracks that might otherwise appear in the band’s main set on a normal night. Longtime crowd favorites “Don’t Turn Away” and “1000x” made appearances in the stripped down set, alongside a varied collection from fairly deep in the catalog, like “Everyone Hates A No It All,” Protection track “Keep Your Chin Up,” and INXS’s “Don’t Change,” a track that Face To Face originally covered on their 1999 album Standards & Practices. This portion of the evening was open to a couple dozen people who dropped extra money for the VIP experience, and it the intimate nature and unique song selection genuinely equated to a special experience.
Doors opened to the main show shortly after the completion of the acoustic set, and not long before Lost In Society took the stage. The Jersey-based band jumped on the Face To Face tour for four northeast dates before heading west on a three-week US tour of their own. The typically three-piece punk band are aggressive, at times even ferocious, playing a raw style that hearkens back to the early 90’s alternative movement; Mudhoney or Nirvana or Screaming Trees are fair comparisons from a sonic perspective. They were joined on stage by The Scandals’ Jared Hart on second guitar for the last half of the set, further filling out the sound and allowing frontman Zack Moyle to perform the last couple songs on vocals only, baring more than a passing resemblance to Strung Out’s Jason Cruz’s level of intensity. (The band have a new, Pete Steinkopf-produced EP available here.)
Face To Face’s main set was among the best, most energetic I’ve seen them play in the greater Boston area in a solid decade. The Boston market can be a bit of a rapidly-cycling bipolar one at times, resulting in a weird phenomenon in which the same band can receive categorically opposite reactions on consecutive times through the area. Perhaps due to the fact that it had been almost four years since their last appearance in the greater Boston area (no, Providence doesn’t count), perhaps due to the fact that Protection has been the band’s best-received album probably since 2002’s How To Ruin Anything (if not even earlier), the old punks were out in full-force on this rainy, unseasonably cool Friday Boston evening.
The band kicked off their headline, fully plugged-in set with “You Lied,” met by an eager response from a fired-up crowd. From that point forward, band and crowd performed in perfectly symbiotic fashion, each seeming to provide the fuel for the other’s engine. Like the acoustic set before it, the main set was a pretty representative cross-section of the band’s discography, with only the band’s 2013 album Three Chords And A Half Truth serving as the only album not featured on the evening. The sixteen song main set was effectively broken down into four-song quarters, each featuring a track from Protection nestled in amongst tracks from the more classic catalog, particularly those from the “Triple Crown” albums (Don’t Turn Away, Big Choice and the self-titled 1996 full-length). Tracks like “Double Crossed,” “Say What You Want” and “I Won’t Say I’m Sorry” seemed right at home alongside long-time crowd favorites like “Pastel” and “Ordinary” and “Blind.”
The band took the makeshift stage in the ballroom for a two song encore that consisted of their cover of the Descendents’ track “Bikeage” and, of course, their biggest single, “Disconnected.” Like the remainder of the band’s set, the last two songs found the venue’s dance floor (not unlike that found at your local wedding banquet hall) converted into the closest thing you’ll find to a circle pit in the New England region, and it legitimately seemed like both the quartet and the crowd were energized enough to continue well into the early hours of the morning with no signs of slowing down. It can sometimes take a lot for the old timey punks to step away from the couch and the Netflix to head to a show nowadays (more on that in our upcoming sit-down with F2F front man Trever Keith in the next couple of days), but if the Econolive ’17 tour is any indication, it’s well worth the effort.
Check out our full photo gallery below!
New Jersey’s Lost In Society are releasing a 7″ flexi single to coincide with their upcoming tour. The single includes the songs “Kid” and “True.” You can stream it and check out their tour dates at Brooklyn Vegan and preorder the limited edition flexi here.
So red, so shiny.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 6:59 PM (PST) by liathdavis
The May 12th release of the vinyl flexi (which will contain both new tracks) is a follow up to the 2016 release of Modern Illusions. Both new tracks were recorded with Pete Steinkopf of The Bouncing Souls.
Lost In Society have announced a limited edition, red transparent 7″ flexi vinyl. The release includes two new songs, “Kid” and “True”, which were recorded with Pete Steinkopf of The Bouncing Souls. The flexi will be released May 12th, and can be pre-ordered through the band’s merch store.
The band embark on a lengthy tour alongside the release – including a short run with Face To Face. Full dates are below.
Lost In Society released their latest album, Modern Illusions, on February 26, 2016 through Handsome Stranger Records.
Punk Island, happening June 19th in Governor’s Island, NYC has put out it’s full line-up with the likes of After The Fall, Lost In Society and Damn Broads. The whole thing is free and starts at 10AM, and is all ages! Check out the full list of bands below.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 12:40 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
“I Want To Know” comes from the bands’ latest album Modern Illusions, which was released on February 26th through Handsome Stranger Records.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 5:00 PM (PST) by Catherine Dempsey
My first introduction to Lost In Society was when they played Brooklyn’s Grand Victory for a date on the Upstart Fest tour, having never heard of the band or their music. There were maybe 15 people there to watch the band, including myself, but they played like they were in front of hundreds. Their set was absolutely contagious. I was blown away by their energy on stage and their ability to make you stop and stare, and naturally, I was instantly hooked.
But I doubted they could capture the same spark in a studio setting – they were just too big for their own good; too much to be packed into a CD or mp3. I remember front-man Zach Moyle tearing through “Not Afraid” like it would be the last time he would ever get on a stage, swinging and spinning with such force that I thought he might eventually lose his footing. How could a band bring that same punch to the studio? Make it come to life?
Hailing from New Jersey, the outfit is one of many punk bands to break out from the tiny state where the Misfits, The Bouncing Souls, and The Gaslight Anthem call home. They have big shoes to fill. Lost In Society has already shared the stage with some of these heroes, as well as Taking Back Sunday, SWMRS, and Bad Religion.
I have a habit of falling in love with tracks 2 and 3 of every album I listen to. Modern Illusions is no different. “I Want To Know” has a driving bass line that carries the whole song to chaos, and Moyle’s vocal performance is honest and threatening.
“Talk” reminds me of early Descendents tracks, in your face and straight to the point lyrically with elements of storytelling and prose. Listening to “Not Afraid” took me right back to that night in Brooklyn, and I was shocked that I somehow knew all the words – the track was stuck in my head the remainder of that night. Who could forget the words, “Nice to meet you / Fuck you too”?
“Plastic” is reminiscent of Bouncing Souls tracks from How I Spent My Summer Vacation, jarring but also filled to the max with melody and unapologetic power pop, making it fun enough to want to dance and sing along with the infectious gang vocals.
One can clearly hear the band’s influences in a track like “Come Outside”, which speaks true to their Jersey influences, as well as Rise Against, a band that can be heard in Hector Bonora’s dynamic drumming and Moyle’s severe vocals. “Second Chances” has a similar vibe.
Modern Illusions will get you excited about Jersey music again. I can see this band reaching headlining crowds at big name festivals in the very near future – their music is just that lovable with the right amount of spice and kick. Lost In Society is the perfect band for music fans who have been missing the melody in punk music, without the pop punk label.
Modern Illusions is produced by Pete Steinkopf, guitarist of The Bouncing Souls. It will be released on Handsome Stranger Records on February 26th. You can follow the band on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates.
4.5 / 5
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 3:41 PM (PST) by milhouse
New Jersey punk act Lost in Society has just released a new song off their upcoming album “Modern Illusions”.
The track is entitled “I Want To Know” and you can listen to it below.
“Modern Illusions” is set to be released February 26th through Handsome Stranger Records. Pre-orders are available here.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 3:00 PM (PST) by Catherine Dempsey
The fifth annual Upstart Fest boasts 9 days and 8 states, and the heart and soul of this rolling punk rock circus is to highlight bands you should totally be checking out. It also featured the most eclectic group of punk rock outfits I’ve seen so far. Everything from folk-punk to hardcore was showcased and it seemed intentional. All your favorite bases were thoroughly covered.
To check out coverage of the show in Brooklyn, keep reading below.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 6:00 PM (PST) by Bizarro Dustin
The second batch of bands have been announced for the 5th annual Upstart Fest. Hudson Falcons, OC45, Lost in Society, A Minor Revolution, and Legally Fucked will all be joining the previously announced acts Avenue Rockers, Cry Havoc!, Two Man Advantage, and Posers, with more bands to be announced soon.
The tour runs between Portland, ME and Baltimore, MD in late September/early October. You can check out the full list of dates and locations here and we’ll be sure to keep you updated as more bands are announced.
Hailing from Lincoln, UK Nieviem is a newer skate punk band that has been tearing it up for a little over a year. Steadily releasing new songs, live recordings, and EPs, the band continues the trend with their second EP The Hope Is There. The EP is fast and heavy, borrowing from hardcore but still strongly entrenched in 90's skate punk. If that sounds up your alley, then give it a listen here.