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James Corden: Bryan Cranston, Rufus Wainwright
Tonight’s musical guest is River City Tanlines from Memphis, Tennessee. Led by renaissance woman Alicja Trout, this group brings the garage rockin’ good times. All songs from the cleverly titled All 7 Inches Plus 2 More LP (which features the groups early 7” singles plus two more songs).
Alicja Trout has a modern-day lady approach to the Nikola Tesla work ethic: she is constantly working on new projects and finding electricity in the Memphis punk and garage scenes. Since we last caught up with her in 2005, the world of music has mourned the loss of Lost Sounds co-conspirator Jay Reatard, who died of a cocaine overdose in 2010 at the age of twenty-nine.
Alicja’s personal discography reads like the resume of someone who has never slowed down. She still records under her own name and as Alicja-Pop! Her bands River City Tanlines and Mouserocket are still active in recording and playing shows, and Alicja occasionally puts out records through her mail order label, Contaminated.
In 2007, Alicja first became a mother to daughter Valentine Allgood, and earlier this year saw the birth of her second child, Violet. When she’s not busy raising future rockers, she makes art and jewelry for purchase in her online store.
–Cassie J. Sneider, 2013
'Black Knight' (2004)
Ryan (Leach): You mentioned earlier that when you were in The Clears you wanted to do a more straight-ahead rock band. Certainly River City Tanlines is it.
Alicja (Trout): I started River City Tanlines while The Lost Sounds was still a band. Mouserocket was always a great balancing-out band. My quieter songs went there and the guys were easygoing. But I wanted a band that was loud and aggressive and easier. With River City Tanlines, I wouldn’t have to work out with a sound guy how to hook up keyboards. Lost Sounds was always a hard band. It was hard sounding and hard to present live. The results were really satisfying. We also had to work out how to switch between singers. I’ve always been a fan of switching off vocalists in a band. River City Tanlines is the first band I’ve been in where that hasn’t happened.
‘Gimme Whatever’ has a bass solo. Sounds like a Rickenbacker to me. Great “gotta get the hell out of this place” song. Growing up in the Midwest while wanting to be somewhere else, it’s the type of song that still resonates with me — “Gimme gimme gimme whatever you’ve got”.
'Gimme Whatever' (2005)
Definite KISS vs. Joan Jett vibes on 'Drag U Down To My Level'. Maybe a little ZZ Top? It has that boogie rhythm — you’ll know what I mean. Originally by the Titanics.
'Drag U Down To My Level' (2004)
Download 'All 7 Inches Plus 2 More’
BONUS: Lost Sounds 'Energy Drink & the Long Walk Home' (2002)
Lastly, one from the synth/wave (self-described as “black wave”) group, Lost Sounds. From their third LP, Rat’s Brains & Microchips (2002).
Rich (Crook — Lost Sounds): Alicja and Jay had broken up. It was sad that the band was going to end because of it. I wanted to continue. With Jay’s personality, continuing Lost Sounds after their breakup couldn’t have worked. With Alicja’s personality, it could have. Alicja is very diplomatic. Jay wanted to go onto greener pastures. He started dating someone else. He was infatuated with this new girl.
The fact that he had to go on one more European tour that he had committed to… he had called everyone on the phone and said, “I can’t go on this European tour.” We all hated cancelling. We may have cancelled six or seven shows before. Alicja and I were not about to cancel a whole tour that we had signed ourselves up to. People had worked hard setting it up. Jay was unwilling to do it. We thought he was being a big baby about it. He was. We went to Europe. The shows were amazing but Jay definitely did not want to be there. The last show of the tour was a dark night for everyone.
— An Oral History of the Lost Sounds
These days, Alicja and the other surviving Lost Sounds members are releasing music under the name Sweet Knives.