Music/Popular Culture

Tournament of Rock 3: Baron Bane vs. The Lost Patrol

In the final match of round one we had a close encounter, with Rose Hill Drive finally easing by The Raveonettes. Now, it’s on to round 2, and from this point forward I’m going to be in a state of constant conflict. Here, for instance: two bands I love, two bands that produced CDs that are among the year’s best.

Baron Bane: “LPTO is truly a lovely listen front to back; while its energetic moments drift unassumingly by, however, it is the quiet that resonates the longest.” – Pop Matters LISTEN

The Lost Patrol: “Rocket Surgery is sprawling, glistening music as full of bursting beauty as 11 red roses springing open—and as dazzling as their World’s Fair (Queens) at supernova-dusk sleeve.” – The Big Takeover LISTEN

Now it’s up to you. Who should move on?

Which band do you pefer in this round of the Tournament of Rock?