Best of 2010 #5: Lost Shepherds

Lost Shepherds - Lost Shepherds
Grade: A-
Recommended Tracks: Calling from the Valley, Knife in Hand,

Local Twin Cities band, Lost Shepherds, headed up by frontman Eben Stine created a breakout album this year rich with texture and many layered elements.

They could best be described as folk rock, or Midwest rock, prairie rock?  I'm not sure about the genre, but I really like them.

Songs like "Calling from the Valley" and "Knife in Hand" were stuck in my head for a few weeks. On "Calling from the Valley" near the end of the song when all of the music cuts to vocals, an acoustic and an organ, the lyrics, "Why so heartless, you wander home all alone..." Beautiful.

Feel free to listen to the entire album here (the little black arrow to the right of the song title allows you to select a different song):

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