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Lost on Purpose is the principal music project of Will VanderWyden (born Nov. 4, 1979), an American musician, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Born and raised in Amherst, Ohio, Will currently resides in Los Angeles, where he began Lost on Purpose with a collection of demos entitled “1st” in 2003. He has gone on to release six other albums that have been compared, variously, to the likes of Elliott Smith, Arcade Fire, The National, Sufjan Stevens, Bon Iver and Vampire Weekend.

Will met LA-native Jacquelyn Thropay during the recording of 2010’s ‘A Knight at the Crossroads’ and she became a permanent member shortly thereafter. Together the pair wrote and recorded 2011’s ‘Ashes’.

In 2013 Lost on Purpose began playing live shows with Brady Erickson on drums. The band has finished their seventh album, ‘Ronin’, scheduled for release on July 9, 2013.

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  • AmbientTakeover

    scrobbling this isnt a problem for me, but i'm thinking this is the only guy who has the tag "audiosurf conspiracy"

    17 Jun 2010 Reply
  • wilholland52

    I'm back on audiosurf... must be a conspiracy.

    11 Jun 2010 Reply
  • wilholland52

    new album is almost officially out... there are some advance tracks floating around somewhere...

    20 May 2010 Reply
  • wilholland52

    wow audiosurfers, i have no idea why my music scrobbles when you play the game. please don't complain on my wall, just tell the audiosurf developers (great game btw).

    30 Nov 2009 Reply
  • sepultura95

    wtf stop scrobbling when i play audiosurf

    24 Aug 2009 Reply
  • redonyou

    "friends" is amazing, the rest of the songs are pretty forgettable.

    11 Mar 2009 Reply
  • thewisedragon

    Lol I was wondering...

    5 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Bardy

    Well, that explains why I've scrobbled it 17 times without actually hearing the song. No offense guy, you sound cool.

    2 Sep 2008 Reply
  • Slay1942

    XDXD I scrobbld that too when starting audiosurf XD

    7 Aug 2008 Reply
  • PatrickFMLP

    You know what, that song's actually really good.

    2 Aug 2008 Reply
  • PatrickFMLP

    So .... what's with this and Audiosurf?

    31 Jul 2008 Reply
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    27 Jun 2008 Reply
  • DoddyUK

    "Not if but when"? Yeah, I get that as well when I start Audiosurf :/

    12 Jun 2008 Reply
  • fungmungus

    haha audiosurf CONSPIRACY i have the same problem btw

    7 Jun 2008 Reply
  • madeofclay

    Yeah, I scrobble it too. Everytime I start audiosurf. I have no idea how it sounds.

    31 May 2008 Reply
  • enyra

    wil is pretty much fantastic.

    2 Dec 2006 Reply

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