Lucius (band)

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Lucius
Lucius 2013.jpg
Lucius in 2013
Background information
OriginBrooklyn, New York
GenresIndie rock, indie pop
Years active2011 - present
LabelsMom + Pop Music, Dine Alone Records, Play It Again Sam
Websitehttp://ilovelucius.com
MembersJess Wolfe
Holly Laessig
Dan Molad
Peter Lalish
Andrew Burri
 
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Lucius
Lucius 2013.jpg
Lucius in 2013
Background information
OriginBrooklyn, New York
GenresIndie rock, indie pop
Years active2011 - present
LabelsMom + Pop Music, Dine Alone Records, Play It Again Sam
Websitehttp://ilovelucius.com
MembersJess Wolfe
Holly Laessig
Dan Molad
Peter Lalish
Andrew Burri

Lucius is a five piece indie pop band from Brooklyn, New York.[1] The band consists of *Jess Wolfe (lead vocals and synth), Holly Laessig (lead vocals and keys), Dan Molad (drums and vocals), Peter Lalish (guitar and vocals) and Andrew Burri (guitar, drums, vocals).

Lucius has been lauded by the New York Times for their "luscious, luminous, lilting lullabies",[2] praised by NPR for their "charisma and charm."[3] and by Rolling Stone as "the best band you may not have heard yet".[4]

Mom + Pop Music released the band's debut album Wildewoman in North America on 15 October 2013. Play It Again Sam released Wildewoman in UK/Europe, Australia and Japan on 31 March.

Lucius performing at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall in May 2014.

The Guardian featured Lucius as its New Band Of The Day on Feb 14th 2014 and described them as "the missing link between Arcade Fire and Haim... How can they fail? They won't"[5]

Economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman is a noted fan of the band.[6]

Members[edit]

The group is a five-piece featuring two lead singers and three other musicians.[7]

History[edit]

Background and Formation[edit]

The band started its formation in 2008[not in citation given] when Wolfe and Laessig met while attending Berklee School of Music.[8] After becoming friends together and casually singing under the name Lucius, they moved to Brooklyn to develop their careers. There, they met the other members of the current group.[9]

Discography[edit]

EPs[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

Award[edit]

In the 2013 Silver Sound Music Video Film Festival + Band Battle, Lucius' video for "Go Home" won the award for "Best Animation".[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marc Hirsh (2013-02-07). "The voices of Lucius share the same wavelength". Boston Globe. Retrieved 2013-11-10. 
  2. ^ NYT Arts Beat: Four Word CMJ Reviews by Ben Sisario
  3. ^ Lucius: Tiny Desk Concert : NPR
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ Paul Lester (2014-02-14). "New Band Of The Day". The Guardian. Retrieved 2014-05-06. 
  6. ^ Paul Krugman (8 December 2013). "Lucius Live (Personal)". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-11-10. 
  7. ^ DENNY DYROFF (2013-02-14). "Lucius take the stage at Milkboy in Philadelphia". Retrieved 2013-11-10. 
  8. ^ Ryzik, Melena. "Talking With Jess Wolfe And Holly Laessig Of Lucius". New York Times. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  9. ^ Atlas, Zoe. "Lucius at The Sinclair". Sound of Boston. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  10. ^ "MVFF+BB 4 Best Animation". Retrieved 19 May 2014. 

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