The word that kept coming up as The Lost Revival described their new album was "energetic."

The word that kept coming up as The Lost Revival described their new album was "energetic."

After indulging in dusky "bastardized Americana" on debut "Homemade Confetti," they realized they had the most fun performing songs that surged with rock power. So, like any band frustrated with their creative direction, they evolved.

"We think we are heads and shoulders above our first album with these songs," guitarist Dan Kirschenbaum said.

The band jacked up frontman Kevin Collins' latest batch of folky ditties with rapid tempos, expansive arrangements and even guitar solos. Then, just as they finished recording the more explosive "To Hell with Them All" with producer Jay Alton, things got combustible on the personnel front.

"The past four months have been somewhat tumultuous," said Collins, describing a period characterized by mental breakdowns, broken-off engagements and instruments held hostage.

They plucked bassist Ben Ahlteen and drummer Chris Cheeseman from Powell's Ghengis Green just in time for Saturday's album release show at Skully's.

None of The Lost Revival's former pomp and circumstance will be on display; their friends convinced them a passionate performance goes farther than glitter and confetti.

"I think we kind of found our sea legs as a band," Collins said.