Galaxy of the Lost
Lightspeed Champion is the pseudonym of Devonte Hynes, who is probably better known for his stint in short-lived noiseniks Test Icicles.
Galaxy of the Lost will come as something of a shock to devotees who might have expected more of the thrashy genre-hopping style of his previous band; it is actually a pleasant country-tinged strum.
The announcement that Dev and his ensemble are to tour with Bright Eyes comes as no surprise now, because this track suggests something of a musical kinship; with the slide guitars and violin whinnying along to a stately piano, it could fit onto any of Oberst's records. The female vocals contrast Hynes' dark croon winningly as well. An unexpected triumph.