Posts Tagged ‘Nudes’

It’s easy to overlook the latest album Nudes by Brooklyn indie-poppers Lucius. On the surface, it’s a stopgap release, a quickly recorded acoustic album of previously released songs and a few covers – the band’s Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig have been touring as Roger Waters’ backup singers and have no time to make a more involved record. But Nudes shows a stunning new side for the group. Songs like “Tempest” and “Something About You,” which were buried under heavy rock back beats and layers of synthesizer on their original LP versions, are reborn as rousing vocal showcases. Their cover of Tame Impala’s “Eventually” allows Wolfe and Laessig’s voices to cascade and blend into beautiful harmonies; and on “Million Dollar Secret,” previously a one-off single for HBO’s Girls, they let their voices build until they explode for a fiery finale.

Lucius performs “Feels Like a Curse” at The State Theatre in Portland, ME on March 16th, 2018.

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We’re pleased to release our Tame Impala cover of “Eventually”. It comes from our new album Nudes out March 2nd.

We wanted to include something special with the NUDES vinyl packaging, something that felt nostalgic and immersive in the same way that the recordings did. Having had them as a kid, zoetropes came to mind; those paper cylinders you spin to watch a moving image through the slits. Turning to the online art community, we figured it was worth a look to see if anyone else was on this wavelength. A few hashtag searches later, with one leading to another, phenakistoscope brought us to our new and incredibly talented friend Drew Tetz. He created this insert for our vinyl that combines old technology (your record player) with new (your smartphone camera) to create this trippy moving image. Check out his incredible work. He has been an absolute pleasure to collaborate with and we can’t wait for you to try these at home! . Available in the Deluxe Vinyl Edition of NUDES

Lucius “Eventually” is a Tame Impala cover from the Lucius acoustic album, NUDES, out March 2nd.

LUCIUS – ” Nudes ” EP

Posted: January 24, 2018 in MUSIC
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Choosing to record an acoustic album, Jess and Holly say, “Amidst nearly every performance over the past few years, we’ve had the opportunity to strip away everything – be it at the center of the crowd, or on stage around one microphone, or in tiny, unexpected rooms around the world – all to share and create an intimate, heartfelt connection with our audience. It’s these moments that have inspired our newest project, NUDES. Recorded over two days at New York’s legendary Electric Lady Studios, NUDES is a collection of acoustic songs: new, from our back catalog – reimagined, and covers we’ve always wanted to record. It is a record giving homage to what has been…and a hint at what’s to come.”