Joey Joesph’s Nite Vibes available for pre-order!

Lost in Ohio are pleased to announce Nite Vibes, the new LP from Joey Joesph. Pre-orders for the record launch today!

Joey Joesph’s sixth full-length LP in five years is darker than its predecessors. Nite Vibes began with a handful of disco-inspired vignettes conceived in down time during serving shifts in back rooms of restaurants. But its full form wasn’t realized until the song “Believe in the Moonlight” was written and recorded at Sabbath Recording in Cincinnati with Jacob Merritt and Matt Latchaw. While writing the lyrics in the control room, “I’m no righteous man in holy robes … thinking of the child star,” the shape of the album finally became clear to Joey. This would be an origin story for his extra-dimensional, pop star alter-ego.

Nite Vibes, his David Bowie- and Walker Brothers-inspired concept album, sees release on vinyl and digitally on August 27, 2021 via Lost in Ohio, with pre-orders starting now.

For those unfamiliar with Joey Joesph, he fell in love with self-recording in 2005, shortly before helping to form the psych pop group Pomegranates. He was drawn to music from an early age but was overjoyed when he first heard Pink Floyd’s The Wall. The grandiose arch of the concept album format spoke to him. The discovery of David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust was another formative moment – the realization that it was okay to write as a character and reinforcing the concept album theme.

Bowie continued to be a steady inspiration; when Joey first heard his 1974 album, Diamond Dogs, it was so bizarre he wasn’t sure if he liked it or not (which is usually a good sign). After repeated listens Joey’s world was blown open by the paranoid, androgynous, melodramatic world created by the album, and returned to its moods for inspiration while working on his sixth album, Nite Vibes.

Announcing Lightning Love!

We are very excited to announce the remastered re-release of Lightning Love’s 2009 debut November Birthday on vinyl for the first time! The release features stunning new artwork from Nathan Price (BRONCHO) and analog remasters from the original mixes.

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Lightning Love, a band consisting of siblings Leah and Aaron Diehl and friend Ben Collins, deliver a cheery indie pop sound flavored with sugary sweet keyboard-driven arrangements and underscored by heart-on-sleeve honesty. Their self-released debut album, November Birthday (2009), leveraged Leah’s compelling vocals and themes of tackling the challenges newfound adulthood and is sure to appeal to fans of Mates of State, Alvvays, Spoon, and Belle and Sebastian.

All Music Guide wrote, “[November Birthday] was a collection of bright, enthusiastic and minimally arranged indie pop coupled with dour, neurotic lyrics that swung from ironically witty to borderline cry-for-help territory. The underlying despair of the album was easily outshined by the band’s gift for hooks and straightforward melodies proud to be uncluttered and classically streamlined, even if they were supporting lyrics about falling-down drunkenness or not wanting to leave the house.”

Lightning Love signed to Quite Scientific in 2011 and released a sophomore album Blonde Album to wider critical acclaim including glowing reviews in Paste, Vice and Under the Radar, and were featured on NPR’s World Café.  Guitarist Collins went on to lead the Detroit group Minihorse (Park the Van Records) and has recorded with and produced for many bands, including Anna Burch (Polyvinyl). Lightning Love was a finalist in Billboard magazine’s 2011 Battle of the Bands and have been featured on Cartoon Network’s “Adult Swim” and in a number of movies. 

The band has toured with The Von Bondies, Jamaican Queens, and Tally Hall. They have also shared the stage with such notable acts as The High Strung, Walk the Moon, Mayer Hawthorne, and Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin. Lightning Love has performed at SXSW, Midpoint Music Fest, Mitten Fest, CMJ, and Daytrotter Session.  

November Birthday is a cherished release to the band and their biggest fans and Lost in Ohio is excited to be re-releasing the album for the first time ever on vinyl.

Joey Joesph’s “Wolf Man” single drops today!

Joey pays homage to rock’s classic werewolf songs with his new single, “Wolf Man”. Driven by propulsive drums and a punchy bass line, it’s a high-energy pop gem that takes a left turn into moodier territory.

The single also includes “The Softest Warning”, a track from Joey’s forthcoming LP. It was first conceived on a night drive down a dark freeway, and the song holds onto that spirit. The tune is carried by a dreamy wash of synthesizers, whispered vocals, and a synth bass groove fit for a 1980’s dance floor cool-down.

“Wolf Man” is available to download here, and streaming on all major platforms now!