In their new "Tempest" music video, Brooklyn-based Lucius films a family fit for a John Waters flick behind a lens comparable to Wes Andersons' - it's oddly perfect. "Tempest" is featured on the group's recently released debut LP Wildewoman (Mom + Pop).
When they wrote their self-titled EP, Lucius was living in an old victorian house in Brooklyn's Ditmas Park. They found the place on Craigslist, not knowing it was a recording studio and music school for 60 years prior. There were so many treasures that had been left behind - like the 100 year old Steinway piano that would nurture their writing habits. The four-story musical fortress also housed 8 other musician friends and would soon open their doors to bandmates, Danny Molad, Peter Lalish and later, Andrew Burri.
Holly and Jess have had a relationship filled with coincidences. Their lives are uniquely in sync. "When we were ready to make our record we felt it was imperative that the recording reflect that synergy. None of us were concerned with trying to sound like 'a band', we just wanted to create a unique environment for each song to sit in." Much of their record is about these unique experiences, told from the same perspective, at the same time, with the same sentiment. Two voices as one.
Lucius has been described by the New York Times as having "luscious, luminous, lilting lullabies", by Seventeen Magazine as "alluring and magnetic" and their song "Don't Just Sit There" is currently being played on NPR's All Songs Considered. Their self-titled EP, produced by Tony Berg (Phantom Planet, Aimee Mann, Beck), bandmate, Dan Molad (Elizabeth & The Catapult, Luke Temple/Here We Go Magic) & Steve Wall, is an exciting debut.