The Lost Patrol
|The Lost Patrol|
The Lost Patrol performing in a 2010 concert at Whisky a Go Go
|Genres||Gothic rock, shoegazing, folk, experimental|
The Lost Patrol is an American rock band whose music falls into the categories of experimental, gothic, post-punk, dark wave, ethereal wave, folk, alternative country, shoegazing, spaghetti western and "surf-a-billy". The band uses electric guitars, 12-string acoustic guitars, Moog and other synthesizers.
The band currently consists of Stephen Masucci, Michael Williams and Mollie Israel (the daughter of noted filmmaker Amy Heckerling). The band began writing their own music in 1999, with two members touring as an instrumental duo at that time. Prior to forming the band, Masucci had music in two films by Hal Hartley, Flirt and The Book of Life.
In 2004, The Lost Patrol was featured by WFMU DJ Irwin Chusid on his show Gender Bias. Chusid's WFMU colleague Bob Brainen featured a live appearance by the band. Music critic Chris Gerard named their album Launch And Landing as one of the Top 20 Albums of 2007.The Lost Patrol returned to WFMU with the current lineup in 2013 for a live set on the early morning show, Dark Night of the Soul with Julie.
In mid-August 2010, The Lost Patrol went on location to Detroit, Michigan to film for the new Amy Heckerling film Vamps. On September 27, 2010, their song “On The Run” from their album, Midnight Matinée was featured in The CW hit show Gossip Girl. Also, on January 23, 2012, their song "This Road Is Long" from their album, "Rocket Surgery" was featured again on Gossip Girl.
- Stephen Masucci (all guitars, synths, lap steel, bass, programming)
- Mollie Israel (vocals, harp, percussion)
- Michael Williams (12-string acoustics, keyboards, vocals)
- Chasing Shadows (2014)
- Driven (2013)
- Rocket Surgery (2011)
- Dark Matter (2010)
- Midnight Matinée (2008)
- Launch And Landing (2007)
- Lonesome Sky (2005)
- High Noon (2004)
- Off Like A Prom Dress (2003)
- Scattered, Smothered & Covered EP (2002)
- Creepy Cool (2001)
- The Lost Patrol (instrumentals) (1999)
The Lost Patrol also appear on the compilation albums:
- Under the Radar (magazine) - 10th Anniversary Issue Compilation (2011)
- Rock Back for Japan - Volume 6 (Patetico Recordings, 2011)
- Innocence is Bliss (Dionysus Records, 2006)
- WFMU Gone Wild DVD (2005)
- WBJB "The Night" NJ/NPR Local Artists Sampler (2005)
- 2NMC Festival Sampler, Nashville New Music Festival (2001)
The Lost Patrol's "Nobody There" featured on Hal Hartley's Meanwhile soundtrack. 
The band's track, "This Road Is Long", played over the closing titles of the 2012 film, "Ruby Sparks".
- "Live! Lost Patrol," Washington Post, 4 August, 2005
- Flirt Soundtrack at Discogs
- The Book of Life Soundtrack at Discogs
- Irwin Chusid's December 29, 2004 Gender Bias show
- "The Bob Brainen Show," WFMU-FM, 16 August, 2003
- "The Best Albums Of 2007," NBC4.com
- "Dark Night of the Soul," October 3, 2013 "Lost or Found"
- The Lost Patrol in Amy Heckerling‘s Vamps
- The Lost Patrol on The CW’s Gossip Girl
- The Lost Patrol on Hal Hartley's Meanwhile soundtrack
- The Lost Patrol in Chronicle
- The Lost Patrol's trademark at Trademarkia.com
- “Plan 9 from Syracuse,” Film Threat, 14 December 2007
- Hal Hartley's Meanwhile, February 29, 2012