“The Lost Revival has a bright future ahead of them. ...by the time you hear “Cotton and Lace” shift from a fiery, swampy mess of guitar squeals to a sharp-edged jig about halfway through, you’ll realize that you’ve never heard anything quite like this.”
— Stereo Subversion
“What stood out most about The Lost Revival's set was singer Kevin Collins' rampant energy and enthusiasm. Their brand of rock, which draws from downtrodden Americana and reflective indie-rock epics, would seem to call for self-important detachment, but Collins was boisterous throughout, and it really set them apart from other similar acts I've seen. It helps that their new material is a highly excitable departure from their good but mostly gloomy first album. See this band soon."”
— Columbus Alive
"Singer/songwriter Kevin Collins was just born to be a frontman. His throaty singing, interspersed with a strong falsetto, gives the folk-inspired, synth-laced epics a primal texture that’s missing from so many bands that use Americana as their undercarriage. And the man has charisma to spare...it’s encouraging that after the Lost Revival’s strong debut, Homemade Confetti, the new songs are more focused, with even stronger hooks (see “Cotton and Lace” and “Mayqueen”), yet still grand and gutsy. The addition of saxophone was cool, too."”
— The Other Paper
"These seven stage-loving sons of Columbus celebrate a rock grandiosity that would make Meatloaf blush."”
— 614 Magazine
"It’s a big record, with lots of atmospheric layering in the background, providing a thick blanket in which to wrap Kevin Collins’s throaty vocals... But with all those instruments and dark overtones, any sort of “Americana” tag would be misleading--especially on a song like “A Bird on a Chain,” the best on the album. The Lost Revival has a sound entirely its own, and a good one.”
— The Other Paper
"...a great band came in graced us with their presence and played an awesome set. Kevin Collins is a great vocalist and reminds me of a much more dynamic Bruce Springsteen over music that sounds kind of like the Killers, this stuff sounds like pure sex."
— The Outer Sounds
"The Lost Revival’s large size creates a wall of sound that goes beyond impressing its listeners both live and on their latest CD, Homemade Confetti. Four out of Five Stars."
— Indie Music Stop
"The Lost Revival's Bastardized Americana rarely dissapoints live."
"Homemade Confetti's Americana stomps and boozes its way through 10 tracks of pleading confessionals. There's the tent-revival strain of "Jesus Loves You" and the harmonica-accented "Powerlines" to keep you in the right frame of mind. "A Bird on a Chain" has a little bit of Grandaddy seeping into its beats, a departure from the shuffling beat of "Driftwood" and the rock/dance of "Thin Man's Mile." It all points to Lost Revival's attempts to break out of the cardboard, one-dimensional approaches taken by the glut of Wilco wannabes."
— Delusions of Adequacy
"The Lost Revival are of particular note. A massive band that barely fits on the stage, they swap instruments like kids in a school swap Hostess snacks. Exhibiting musicianship that rivals the best in the city, The Lost Revival are one of those bands that have to be experienced rather than simply heard."
— Life on the C-bus
"The Lost Revival's evolution shows on debut Homemade Confetti, a full-length more fully realized than most. The band only spent a weekend recording with producer Jay Alton, but their record sounds expansive and complete...Homemade Confetti is brimming with sounds, and the warm and folksy often coexist with the cold and spooky. Collins sings with gruff affectation, evoking a little Win Butler and a lot of Bob Dylan, as the band's bluster of guitars, keyboards and percussion swells behind him."
— Columbus Alive