“One minute, Lucius sounds like a ’60s girl group; the next might conjure images of Emmylou Harris. The charisma and charm of the women at Lucius’ center, Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, helps transform good pop songwriting into an endearing performance.” – NPR, Bob Boilen
“luscious, luminous, lilting lullabies” – The New York Times
Lucius is a band that might just become your soundtrack to 2013. The Brooklyn quintet’s blend of interwoven vocals from frontwomen Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe and the infectious, danceable instrumentation created by their bandmates form a uniquely infectious sound. Watch the NPR “Tiny Desk Concert” performance HERE and be sure to catch the band live on their first headlining tour, featuring dates at NYC’s Mercury Lounge in two weeks, followed by shows in Boston, Philadelphia, DC and Billsville.
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Brooklyn-based collective Mason Jar Music assembled an all-star collection of indie-folk artists to create The Storm is Passing Over, a benefit album of fifteen classic American storm songs. Honored to be involved with the project alongside greats such as Roseanne Cash, Abigail Washburn & Béla Fleck (among others), Lucius recorded the traditional song “Wayfaring Stranger” which can be heard HERE. With 100% of the proceeds going directly to support Hurricane Sandy victims via Occupy Sandy, please consider supporting the album and purchasing The Storm is Passing, here.
2012 was a busy year for Lucius. They released their self-titled debut EP, produced by Tony Berg (Beck, Aimee Mann), Steve Wall (Meshell Ndegeocello), and band member Dan Molad (Elizabeth & The Catapult, Here We Go Magic), a mix of emotionally-charged and upbeat 60′s-inspired tracks which has received praise from the likes of Seventeen Magazine, NPR and SPIN. The band toured with JD McPherson, Milo Greene and Pearl and the Beard, and had songs featured on the television shows 90210 and Emily Owens MD.
Lucius’ highly-anticipated debut full-length album is scheduled for release this year, which has everyone from PASTE to KEXP (and beyond) very excited. We know you’ll be too.