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.
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[Paste Magazine] By Jim Vorel We’re simple folks, here in the Paste office. We hear about a new Lucius album, we get excited. Pretty knee-jerk reaction, right there. And thus, we happen to find ourselves quite excited this morning. The beloved Brooklyn four-piece indie pop band has announced a new 10-track acoustic album, titled NUDES, […]
[Consequence of Sound] From their upcoming acoustic album, Nudes, due out on March 2nd By Randall Colburnon Indie-pop duo Lucius are prepping an acoustic album, Nudes, which is due out March 2nd via Mom + Pop Music. According to a press statement, the record contains 10 songs that were “chosen specifically to showcase their soulful, […]
“He’s family to us now,” duo says of the Pink Floyd legend, who appears on their new acoustic album ‘Nudes’ By Kory Grow When Lucius’ Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig first sang with Roger Waters, the clouds above them parted and a giant rainbow stretched across the sky. Literally. The two women were late additions […]
[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. […]