LUCIUS, a triple-threat of vocal harmonies, infectious hooks, and dance-inducing percussion, “brings delicate beauty to even the most bombastic moments.” (New Yorker) Pair those traits with the band’s irresistible live show and it’s easy to see why NPR Music calls them “a fabulous band playing such infectious pop songs” and Paste hails the group as “blissful.” Charismatic co-founders and lead vocalists Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig sing in unison—two voices as one—uniquely delivering songs with stories told from the same perspective. Multi-instrumentalists Andrew Burri, Peter Lalish, and Dan Molad round out the stylish, Brooklyn-based quintet, which will expand here for the hometown crowd.
Lucius will share the stage in this all-Brooklyn triple bill with LUKE TEMPLE, who studied at School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and spent years as a painter before embarking on a life in music. After recording two critically acclaimed but commercially disappointing albums for Mill Pond Records, he was at the point of moving on again when, in 2008, he made what would become the first Here We Go Magic album, forming the band and releasing the self-titled debut in 2009. A frenzy of critical acclaim spurred tours, two more full lengths, and an EP with the band. He has since returned to his solo roots; his latest album, recorded with friends Eliot Krimsky (Glass Ghost) and Mike Johnson (Dirty Projectors), is Good Mood Fool.
The enchanting indie folk outfit PAVO PAVO is sometimes cinematic, sometimes tender, sometimes retro, and always motivated by a cosmic search for hooks. Its members found their voice on the winding roads of indie rock, art music, and 60s pop—all of which shines through on their forthcoming record, Young Narrator in the Breakers, produced by Dan Molad (Lucius) and Sam Cohen (Apollo Sunshine, Yellowbirds).
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