The Lost Weekend CD is a celebration of contemporary Australian pop music and was released as a companion to a festival of the same name. Over the last 20 years, Australia has been the breeding ground to some of the world's best power pop bands, especially if you look at in on a per capita basis. Unfortunately, while bands like The Innocents, DM3, Chevelles and Pyramidiacs are able to tour internationally they still remain largely unknown at home. Hopefully The Lost Weekend CD will help rectify the situation. Featuring 23 bands from all over the country, it not only includes such legends but also the current contenders like Finkers, Michael Carpenter, P76, Challenger 7 and Superscope. Other bands to watch out for include The Richies, Quick 50, Dreamdayers and The Scruffs. The Lost Weekend easily achieves its aim, which is to highlight the quality and diversity of the Australian power pop scene.