JUNO nominated and critically acclaimed Canadian duo, Lost and Profound weave their melancholy sound once again to create their latest album, Goodbye Mine which will be released May 12, 2015. Lead singer Lisa Boudreau and songwriter Terry Tompkins co-produced the album at Revolution Recording in Toronto. The album was engineered by Dean Nelson, best known for his work with Beck and mixed at Prairie Sun Studios in California by Grammy award winning engineer, Oz Fritz. Fritz’s extensive resume includes The Ramones, Tom Waits, Bob Marley and John Cale. This is the band’s fifth album and their first album in a decade. They pressed vinyl on this release, reflecting its old school vibe and psychedelic rock sound.
“This record has a 70s vibe. We love the sound of early 70s albums like the early Bowie and ELO records and used those as our benchmark for how we wanted the album to sound,” says Terry Tompkins. “It was fun to have the string section in to play the George Martin inspired arrangements and for Lisa and Darrell O’Dea to create the beautiful backing vocals”
Often referred to as the Rock Carpenters due to Lisa’s vocals along with the melancholy vibe of the songs, Lost and Profound’s latest album, Goodbye Mine, blends sounds from different musical genres such as folk, rock and sunshine pop. Boudreau’s vocals are reminiscent of Mazzy Star’s Hope Sandoval, PJ Harvey and Beth Gibbons, and when matched with Tompkins’ visually evocative lyrics, the result takes listeners on a beautiful, emotional journey. Lost and Profound combine piano, organ, trumpet, harmonium and strings, along with the core band to create an edgy yet sparse ambience. Some of the band’s musical influences include: Pink Floyd, The Beach Boys, Leonard Cohen, My Bloody Valentine and Tame Impala.
“This record will make an amazing transition from album to stage,” says Lisa Boudreau. “It’s an exciting time for us musically and we can’t wait to play these songs live.”
Lost and Profound’s origins are in the underground music scene in Calgary, where Terry Tompkins and Lisa Boudreau first collaborated as the Psychedelic Folk Virgins. They relocated to Toronto in 1985, independently releasing their tequila-fueled premiere The Bottled Romance of Nowhere. Polygram Records discovered the band and released their major label debut Lost & Profound, resulting in a Top 10 single “Brand New Set of Lies” and a JUNO Award Nomination. They had two subsequent releases, and then recorded as Red Suede Red for their 2002 album. Their tours included a music video shoot and Much Music special in Varanasi, India along the Ganges. Lost and Profound fuses pop, folk and rock genres to create their sound. In their other lives, Lisa is an in-demand voice actor and singer, and Terry is a composer and producer for film and television. Collaborating with several Toronto based musicians including guitarist Joao Carvalho, a long-time collaborator who also mastered the album, drummer John Obercian, multi-instrumentalist Darrell O’Dea, fiddle player Chris Bartos, bassist Greg Roberts, backing singers Renee Rowe and Kesha Wint plus a string section, Lost and Profound will once again enchant listeners with their combination of evocative sounds and eloquent vocals on their upcoming album “Goodbye Mine”.
Goodbye Mine is the first vinyl for Lost and Profound after four previous albums, including their debut self titled album Lost and Profound, which launched with a Top 10 single “Brand New Set of Lies” and landed them a Juno nomination. The band will be touring Spring/Summer 2015. Show dates will be updated on their website.
Goodbye Mine Track List:
2. Until it Broke
3. Goodbye Mine
4. Love’s Hard Landing
7. Bad Sister