L.S. Underground’s “Grape Prophet”, remastered, reissued, expanded!

We are happy to announce that we have launched a Kickstarter campaign to reissue L.S. Underground’s classic rock opera The Grape Prophet on vinyl for the first time! Please join us in contributing to the campaign at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lostinohio/the-grape-prophet.

Michael Knott is one of our favorite artists. Ever the prolific songwriter, he has released dozens of albums over the past four decades. The Grape Prophet stands out as one of the true classics, representing Knott’s band L.S. Underground at their apex. It was the first of three rock operas from Knott, telling the story of Ellis, an orange picker who is sent by his boss Col. Peckesen to rescue his fellow pickers from the clutches of the Grape Prophet, who has lured them away. Both sonically and lyrically, the album was a revelation and has remained a favorite of fans and critics ever since.

Originally released on Knott’s own Blonde Vinyl Records, the album has been out of print for over 25 years. We plan to remedy that! We are working with Adam Boose to remaster the entire album. (He has worked with great bands like Guided By Voices, Joy Electric, CUSH and Brandston.) Knott and collaborator Rick McDonough will also be going back into the studio to record acoustic renditions of two of the fan favorites: “Ellis in the Orchard” and “She Said”.

We will be releasing this on vinyl, available in both Orange and Grape colors. The new acoustic tracks will be included as a bonus 7″. A deluxe edition CD will include the original and acoustic tracks as well, and digital download options will also be available.

Help us make this a reality for all of those who love this amazing album by visiting our Kickstarter page and adding your pledge!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lostinohio/the-grape-prophet

The Julies “Lovelife” on vinyl!

We are pleased to announce that we have launched a Kickstarter campaign to reissue The Julies’ landmark release Lovelife on vinyl for the first time! Please join us in contributing to the campaign at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lostinohio/the-julies-lovelife-lovingly-reissued-on-vinyl.

We have been fans of The Julies since stumbling across their EP at a local music store in the mid-nineties. As the years have gone by and the traces of the band have disappeared on the internet, we have remained fans. And interestingly, it seems we are not alone. Every person we know who is familiar with the EP has a special relationship to it. Often it’s the unique artwork that they remember. More often, it’s the great sound of the songs, unique while invoking elements of the The Smiths, The Cure, Ride and others.

TW Walsh will be remastering the songs, and we will have the record produced both on black vinyl and a special red and white colored vinyl. The band has also dug up some old copies of their records, CDs and cassettes, and we’re offering those up as well.

Help us make this a reality for all those who love these songs by visiting our Kickstarter page and adding your pledge. We hope this is only the first of many releases from Lost in Ohio!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lostinohio/the-julies-lovelife-lovingly-reissued-on-vinyl

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We are Lost in Ohio, a new, old kind of record label, proudly headquartered in Cincinnati. We are vinyl-first, but have an affinity for the digital world too. Over the coming months, we plan to resurrect some of our favorite CD releases from decades past, and bring you some exciting new music too!

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