Fronted by the enchanting Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, Lucius has drawn acclaim for powerful songs showcasing taut hooks, along with their mesmerizing stage presence and bold visual aesthetics. The New York Times described Wolfe and Laessig’s vocals as being “especially gorgeous,” while Rolling Stone says Lucius is “powerful enough to knock you over.” Talented multi-instrumentalists Peter Lalish and Dan Molad round out the group.
The band has released a pair of albums: Wildewoman in 2013 and Good Grief in 2016, which landed on various best-of lists and elicited praise from The Times of London for its “sunshine-drenched pop” and “vocal harmonies carrying songs rich in melody.” They recently contributed the song “Million Dollar Secret” to one of the last episodes of the HBO show Girls and scored the soundtrack to the film Band Aid.
Wolfe and Laessig have become in-demand collaborators on their own – singing on albums for artists including John Legend, Jeff Tweedy of Wilco, The War on Drugs, as well as Roger Waters’ most recent release, Is This the Life We Really Want? – and have toured as part of Roger Waters’ band over the last few years.
Videos & Press
[Minneapolis Star Tribune] Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig take a break from Roger Waters’ tour for another in a series of memorable Minnesota gigs. By Chris Riemenschneider That was them singing with Roger Waters at Xcel Energy Center last month. They also performed on “A Prairie Home Companion” at the Fitzgerald earlier in the year. […]
[Washington Post] By Rudi Greenberg There are three things you’re guaranteed to get at a Roger Waters concert: plenty of Pink Floyd songs, a jaw-dropping stage show and an unbridled political message. The bassist, 73, who co-founded the iconic psychedelic rock band, doesn’t mince words when it comes to President Trump, and the title of […]
[NPR] By Bob Boilen There’s new music from Lucius: The New York quartet’s song “Million Dollar Secret” will be featured on HBO’s Girls this Sunday. Singers Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe sing about “the idea of keeping something for yourself and trying to maintain that while still giving it to a listener.” Holly Laessig says. […]
Lucius (with Chris Thile, Rich Dworsky, Brittany Haas, and Paul Kowert) perform “My Heart Got Caught on Your Sleeve” during Prairie Home Companion’s February 11, 2017 show.
[Esquire] Lucius walk through their experience working with the Pink Floyd frontman on the most extraordinary performance from the legendary weekend. By Hilary Hughes Singing through an intensely difficult set before 75,000 people—while backing up a rock ‘n’ roll legend and doing right by his greatest hits, at that—is one thing. Singing before 75,000 while […]
[NPR] WATCH HERE! Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, the stars of Lucius, are sometimes mistaken for twins. Sure, they dress identically on stage, in the bright colors and zigzagging patterns that befit their vibrant style of pop music. But the single-minded and flawless execution of their performance provides the strongest reason to mistake the pair […]
[Pitchfork] A video for their Good Grief track Brooklyn’s Lucius have shared a new music video for their Good Grief single “Gone Insane.” Watch it below. Directed by Nathan Johnson, it’s a live stop-motion clip using people, prosthetics, and 3,000 still photographs. It’s inspired by singer Jess Wolfe’s dream. “In short, Holly was sitting across […]
[The Village Voice] By Hilary Hughes Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe have just finished screaming into each other’s faces. It’s a rainy Tuesday night at the Gramercy Hotel’s Rose Bar, and the singers are catching their breath before a wide-eyed crowd that witnessed the pair howling over the din of the band behind them. Wolfe […]