New York Goth Punk Duo
THE LONG LOSTS
RELEASE THEIR 2nd ALBUM
Hailing from New York, The Long Losts are a musical act made up of vocalist Anka and her husband Patrick on guitar that began in 2012 with the creation of their first song, If Only Boris Karloff Was My Dad. In 2014 they released their first album, Scary Songs To Play In the Dark. In October 2017 The Long Losts are set to release their 2nd album To night...
Their music combines elements of goth and punk with lyrics inspired by their love for each other and all the things that they love; Autumn, Halloween, nature, romance, old ghost stories and their own memories all wrapped in a dark Victorian aesthetic.
Patrick's guitar playing switches from hard rock to punk to goth rock, while Anka's vocals transition from a haunting whisper to a rocking scream with each song being it's own distinct ghostly creation.
Inspirations: The Sisters Of Mercy, Skeletal Family, Siouxsie & the Banshees, Faith and the Muse, Bauhaus, the Cramps, Misfits, Rammstien, the Sonics, Tom Waits, Nick Cave...
NEW YORK, NY. (September 1, 2017) - The Long Losts new album To night… is like listening in on two lovers wondering hand and hand through a night filled with ghosts and memory. It’s romantic, energetic, gothic, punk rock.
Made up of vocalist Anka and her husband/guitarist Patrick, The Long Losts began in 2012 when the couple reunited after a long break and got married. Their tale of two long lost lovers finding their way back to each other gave them the name The Long Losts. Shortly there after they wrote their first song If Only Boris Karloff Was My Dad. Over the next 2 years they wrote and recorded 10 songs eventually becoming their first album, a love letter to Halloween, Autumn, horror and each other called Scary Songs To Play In the Dark.
Their new album, To night... continues their personal tales of darkness and romance through the medium of rock music. Anka's haunting Siouxie Sioux-esque vocals move from a whisper to a yell while Patrick's heavy guitar mixes with pounding drums and whirling spooky organ melodies leading you to bang your head on the goth club dance floor.
"Since most of the biggest moments of our relationship happened at night we thought it only fitting to have album about those nights and at the same time a tribute to night itself." -Patrick
The album begins with Anka and Patrick singing a-cappella, "Something in the attic says there's something in the basement, but something in the hallway just laughed..." suddenly an explosion of guitar and drums! Anyone with their car stereo turned up loud will jump in their seat. This is the intro to the first track Big Dark Room. A fast paced rock song about being trapped by and overcoming people’s perceptions of who and what you are.
The 2nd track entitled Shiny Objects is a punk rock rallying cry to drop our phones, tablets and other shiny objects and live in the moment. To have fun like children playing in the street. Other tracks include Fritz Throws the Switch, which harkens back to the horror tunes of their previous record; a hard rock surfy ditty with serious Frankenstein overtones. Baby Fangs, a waltz with an explosive chorus about children becoming beautiful little monsters. Skeleton Thief a spooky mid tempo number that invokes Bauhaus. Skeleton Thief was the first video off To night...
The album also contains an unlisted 11th track, a cover of Never Land by the goth icons The Sisters Of Mercy. The last original song on the album a song called One Night At a Time sums up the album and Anka and Patrick’s feelings for one another with one line,
“To you, to us, two hearts combined, to every night…till the end of time.”
Praise for The Long Losts
"Singer Anka McGowan and her husband/guitar player Patrick McGowan weave Halloween themes that tell celebratory stories about their lives..." — Charleston City Paper
"The Long Losts, try to combine ¼ Scary Bitches, ¼ Antiworld, ¼ Horrorbilly, ¼ Alien Sex Fiend, cemented all with Hammond organs and the potion for a sound from Halloween is ready!" -Erba della Strega Dark Web Zine (Translated from Italian)
"Combining influences garage, small horror film organs, keys deathrock, the duo pays tribute to horror films, one in which black & white reigned." -Guts Of Darkness: archives of dark and experimental music(Translated from French)
Dragon Con 2017 - Photo credit: Ed Lee
Photo credit: The Long Losts
New York 2017
The Long Losts
Anka - Vocals
Patrick - Guitars, Keys, Vocals
Brett Calder - Bass
Brian Shonen - Drums
The Long Losts - Producers
Hillary Johnson - Mixing
Chris Graham - Mastering
The Long Losts - Layout
Front & back art - Coby O'brien
Album Photo: Scott Irvine
Skeleton Thief Music Video
Shot & Edited by The Long Losts
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BABY FANGS promo video
Movie: The Last Theft (Jirí Barta, 1987)