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.


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!

Welcome Joey Joesph!

Lost in Ohio is excited to welcome Joey Joesph to our family! Joey has been writing and recording music for well over a decade, most notably as a founding member of psych pop group Pomegranates. He has also self-released several acclaimed solo albums, where his talents as a multi-instrumentalist shine. His style has been compared to artists as diverse as R. Stevie Moore, The Zombies, Arcade Fire and David Bowie. Joey is currently wrapping up his upcoming album Nite Vibes which we’ll be sharing with you soon.

In the meantime check out his first single from the album, available on Spotify, Apple Music, and nearly everywhere else!