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Introducing CHIMNEY

Producer and musician Dan Molad is CHIMNEY, long-time drummer/producer for Lucius and producer (Pavo Pavo, San Fermin, Luke Temple, JD McPherson, Here We Go Magic). He self-recorded and produced this breakout solo effort. His penchant for sonically adventurous melodies and harmonically complex layers, combined with a stark pop sensibility shine through the breadth of the album.

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Video: Lucius – “Tempest”

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The Brooklyn band Lucius unveiled their thought-provoking new video for the song “Tempest” via The Wall Street Journal“Tempest” is from the band’s recently released debut album Wildewoman, out now on Mom+Pop Records.

The new video, made by Leblanc + Cudmore, “is from the perspective of the dreamer’s desk,” co-founders and front-women Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig explain to The Wall Street Journal.  “We were drawn to the theme of duality, since it plays so prominently within our own band,” they said. “But as carefully crafted as that duality seems, it was really a happy accident. It just happened ‘by chance’ and it worked . . . our band can feel dreamlike at times, and bold with intensity at others. The video lends itself to a similar path.”

The band is currently in Europe on a tour that culminates with a sold out show in London and ends 2014 with a string of shows in the Northeast, including two sold out shows at NYC’s Bowery Ballroom. Lucius begins the new year with a Winter 2014 tour making stops in Nashville, New Orleans, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver, Portland, Denver and more.

Lucius Tour Dates

FALL 2013 TOUR DATES
11/12: Toulouse, FR @ Festival Les InRocks
11/14: Enschede, NL @ Crossing Border
11/15: Den Haag, NL @ Crossing Border
11/16: Utrecht, NL @ Tivoli Spiegelbar
11/17: Antwerpen, BE @ Crossing Border
11/20: London, UK @ The Shacklewell Arms – SOLD OUT
12/3: Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street Ballroom – venue change due to demand*
12/4: Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall – venue changed due to demand*
12/5: Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair – SOLD OUT^
12/6: Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live*
12/7: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom – SOLD OUT*
12/8: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom – SOLD OUT%

WINTER 2014 TOUR DATES (on sale Friday 11/15)
1/21: Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern Music Hall^
1/23: Nashville, TN @ The High Watt^
1/24: Birmingham, AL @ WorkPlay Theatre^
1/25: New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa^
1/26: Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Downstairs^
1/28: Dallas, TX @ Club Dada^
1/29: Austin, TX @ The Parish^
1/31: Phoenix, AZ @ Pub Rock^
2/1: Costa Mesa, CA @ The Detroit Bar^
2/4: Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour^
2/5: San Diego, CA @ The Casbah^
2/7: San Francisco, CA @ The Independent^
2/10: Vancouver, BC @ The Media Club^
2/12: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge^
2/13: Boise, ID @ Neurolux^
2/14: Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room^
2/15: Paonia, CO @ Paradise Theatre^
2/16: Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge^
2/19: Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room^
2/20: Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center^
2/22: Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon^

^ with You Won’t       * with Kingsley Flood          % with Yellowbirds

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Listen: Lucius – “Hey, Doreen”

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NYC’s Lucius is a triple threat quintet with tight vocal harmonies, stomping percussion and an irresistibly charming and sincere live show. The band has announced the North American release of their debut full-length album Wildewoman on October 15 with NYC indie label Mom+Pop. Produced by Dan Molad & Lucius, Wildewoman is a lush recording that preserves a modern edge while stylishly showcasing 60s classic pop influences.

As introduced on the band’s 2012 self-titled EP, Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe’s intertwining vocals reverberate amidst rhythmic instrumentation performed by bandmates Dan Molad, Peter Lalish and Andrew Burri on this full-length, eleven song debut. “Hey, Doreen,” a new album track from Wildewoman recently premiered and guess what? You can hear it!

Listen: Lucius – “Hey, Doreen”

Solidifying its reputation as a must-see live band, Lucius has already left its mark on this year’s SXSW, Bonnaroo and Solid Sound festivals. The band takes to the road once again for headlining shows in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, San Francisco and more, and to share stages with Tegan & Sara and The Head and the Heart.

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Wildewoman Track list:
01. Wildewoman
02. Turn It Around
03. Go Home
04. Hey, Doreen
05. Tempest
06. Nothing Ordinary
07. Two Of Us On The Run
08. Until We Get There
09. Don’t Just Sit There
10. Monsters
11. How Loud Your Heart Gets

Lucius Tour Dates
7/31: Toronto, ON @ Edgefest
8/1: Rochester, NY @ Party In The Park #
8/2: North Adams, MA @ MASS MoCA (FREE with museum admission)
8/7: New Haven, CT @ Bar (FREE)
8/8: Montreal, QC @ ARTV Studio, Inside Place Des Arts (FREE)
8/9: Newmarket, NH @ Stone Church
8/10: Bangor, ME @ Kahbang Fest
8/14: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
8/16: Lyons, CO @ Rocky Mountain Folks Festival
8/22: Grand Rapids, MI @ Founders Brewery (FREE)
8/23: Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
8/25: Chicago, IL @ The Vic^
8/28: Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
8/29: San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall
9/7: Boston, MA @ Boston Calling
9/21: Utopia, TX @ Utopiafest
10/25: Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall

+ supporting Tegan & Sara
# supporting The Head and the Heart
^ supporting Grace Potter & The Nocturnals

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Mom + Pop’s Boombox: Vol. 1

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NYC’s Lucius will release their debut full-length album in North America with NYC tastemaker label Mom+Pop. Today, the label unveiled Mom+Pop’s Boombox: Vol 1, a compilation featuring tracks from its roster of acts including Lucius’ “Until We Get There demo” which earned great deal of praise after recently airing on FOX’s New Girl.With emotionally charged, upbeat, 60s inspired songs and a sincere crowd connection, the quintet has solidified its reputation as a must-see live band. Their summer tour includes stops at several festivals including Bonnaroo, Solid Sound Festival, Boston Calling + support dates with Tegan and Sara, The Head and the Heart and more.

Earlier this spring, the label launched Boombox, a monthly subscription service via Drip.fm, offering both digital downloads and deliveries of limited-edition 7”s. The 13-track sampler features Mom+Pop mainstays such as Andrew Bird and Polica as well as Hunters, Flume and the also recently signed Jagwar Ma.

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The compilation is streaming in full now on Mom+Pop’s SoundCloud

Tracklist:
01 Jagwar Ma – The Throw
02 Polica – Tiff
03 Flume – Holdin On
04 Neon Indian – Hex Girlfriend (Twin Shadow Remix)
05 Hunters – Brat Mouth
06 FIDLAR – Max Can’t Surf
07 Wavves – Demon To Lean On
08 Kid Astray – The Mess
09 Mikhael Paskalev – Jive Babe
10 Beat Club – Something Better
11 Animal Kingdom – Get Away With It
12 Smith Westerns – Varsity
13 Andrew Bird – The Crown Salesman
14 Lucius – Until We Get There

Lucius Tour Dates

6/13: Pittsburgh, PA @ Three Rivers Arts Festival (FREE)
6/14: New Albany, IN @ Bicentennial Park (FREE)
6/15: Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo (New Music Lounge / 5.20 – 6.10pm)
6/16: Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo (Sonic Stage / 1:45-2:15pm)
6/17: Charlotte, NC @ Stage Door Theater at Blumenthal PAC
6/19: Baltimore, MD @ The Metro Gallery
6/20: Sellersville, PA @ Sellersville Theater %
6/22: North Adams, MA @ Solid Sound Festival
6/26: Lewiston, NY @ Artpark *
7/10: Haddon Heights, NJ @ Sundown Music Series
7/26: Boston, MA @ The Wang Theatre 
7/27: Portland, ME @ State Theatre +
7/31: Toronto, ON @ Edgefest
8/1: Rochester, NY @ Party In The Park #
8/7: New Haven, CT @ Bar (FREE)
8/9: Newmarket, NH @ Stone Church
8/10: Bangor, ME @ Kahbang Fest
8/16: Lyons, CO @ Rocky Mountain Folks Festival
8/22: Grand Rapids, MI @ Founders Brewery (FREE)
8/23: Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
8/28: Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo ^
8/29: San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall
9/7: Boston, MA @ Boston Calling

+ supporting Tegan and Sara
% co-headlining with Hey Marseilles
* supporting Dispatch
# supporting The Head and the Heart
Touché supports

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Check ‘Em Out: Lucius – “Until We Get There” (The song from New Girl!)

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“… they’re something special” – The New York Times, Paul Krugman

“[Lucius’] buoyant sound calls to mind the girl groups of the ’60s… ” – Wall Street Journal

There’s no mistaking Lucius for anyone else… ” – Rolling Stone

luscious, leonine, ’60s-indebted indie-pop” – SPIN

Momentum continues to build for NYC’s Lucius as the band hits the road this summer making stops at several high profile US music festivals and events including the Nelsonville Music Festival, Mountain Stage, Bonnaroo, Wilco’s Solid Sound and the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival. With emotionally charged, upbeat, 60s inspired songs and a sincere crowd connection, the quintet has solidified its reputation as a must-see live band.

Fans spoke and Lucius listened. Since airing on FOX’s hit show New Girl last week, Lucius’ demo version of “Until We Get There” was uploaded to YouTube by fans and has garnered 45K+ plays. As a sneak peek to the debut album coming in the fall, Lucius is giving a stream of the track to fans (and download for email exchange) HERE.

For a taste of the band’s seductive live show, check out the “Don’t Just Sit There” live studio video among other songs from their WNYC Soundcheck appearance last month and the infamous NPR “Tiny Desk Concert”.

Lucius Tour Dates

6/1: Nelsonville, OH @ Nelsvonville Music Festival
6/2: Morgantown, WV @ Mountain Stage
6/13: Pittsburgh, PA @ Three Rivers Arts Festival (FREE)
6/14: New Albany, IN @ New Albany Bicentennial Park Concert Series (FREE)
6/15: Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo (New Music Lounge / 5.20 – 6.10pm)
6/16: Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo (Sonic Stage / 1:45-2:15pm)
6/17: Charlotte, NC @ Stage Door Theater at Blumenthal PAC
6/19: Baltimore, MD @ The Metro Gallery
6/20: Sellersville, PA @ Sellersville Theater %
6/22: North Adams, MA @ Solid Sound Festival
6/26: Lewiston, NY @ Artpark *
7/31: Toronto, ON @ Edgefest
8/7: New Haven, CT @ Bar (FREE)
8/16: Lyons, CO @ Rocky Mountain Folks Festival
8/28: Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo #
8/29: San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall

% co-headlining with Hey Marseilles
*supporting Dispatch
# Touché supports

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Download: Lucius – “Turn It Around” (Live version)

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luscious, leonine, ’60s-indebted indie-pop”SPIN

Since releasing their self-titled debut EP last year, NYC’s Lucius has toured with the likes of JD McPherson, Milo Greene, Pearl and the Beard and more, stopping to perform a breathtaking NPR “Tiny Desk Session” along the way. Fans will have more chances to experience the band’s intertwining vocals and lush, danceable instrumentation as they continue their US tour. Starting in Boston on Valentine’s Day, they will bring their explosive live show to SXSW eventually making a valiant return to NYC at Knitting Factory.

In celebration of it being featured on Grey’s Anatomy (first 2 minutes) last week, the band has released a special LIVE version of Lucius’ single “Turn It Around” as a free download.

Download: Lucius – “Turn It Around” (Live)

Lucius Headlining Tour Dates

2/14: Boston, MA @ Great Scott
2/15 Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy *
2/16 Vienna, VA @ Jammin Java *
2/17 Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Café *
2/18 Toledo, OH @ The Ottawa Tavern
2/20: Mechanicsburg, PA @ Messiah College
2/21: Kingston, NY @BSP Lounge
2/22: Hamden, CT @ The Outer Space
2/23: Williamstown, MA @ The Log
3/13: Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/14: Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/15: Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/16: Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/18: Little Rock, AR @ Juanita’s Cantina Ballroom #
3/19: Birmingham, AL @ Workplay Theater #
3/20: Nashville, TN @ The High Watt %
4/5: Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory

* co-headlining w/ Hannah Georgas
# supporting The Mowgli’s & Family of the Year
% supporting Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers

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