Lost On Purpose is actually a self-prescribed therapeutic outlet for Los Feliz denizen Will VanderWyden’s multi-instrumental ADD that started in 2003 with his first album aptly titled 1st. A few more releases later, he recruited fellow The Ross Sea Party bandmate Jacquelyn Thropay and inadvertently turned them into a side project. Their seventh album, Ronin, was mixed by Jon O’Brien (Young The Giant) and is scheduled for release on July 9th. The album continues their rustic folk-pop roots and is superbly distinguished by VanderWyden’s deep baritone voice that blatantly recalls The National‘s Matt Berninger. Here’s the leaked track “In The Shadow Of Your Father’s House”:
Lost On Purpose will perform at the WitZend at 5:00 PM this Saturday, June 22 as part of Free Bike Valet‘s showcase for the Venice Music Crawl. Also performing is Lipstick Lumberjack, Phoebe Bridgers, The Californian, Jacqueline Caruso, Halfbluud, Jim And Sam, The Get Down Boys, Steffaloo, and The Cerny Brothers. And it’s FREE!