“Sixties girl-group sounds inform lots of indie rock these days. But it rarely sounds as fresh or thrilling as Brooklyn’s Lucius,” Rolling Stone said. Or as good. With incredibly rich and lush vocal harmonies, unexpected sonic twists, and a contemporary spin on some old-school sounds, Lucius is indie-pop magic. Two key ingredients to Lucius’ spell are lead singers, Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, whose synchronicity and vocal blends are enchanting to say the least.
Last week during SXSW, Lucius took the stage to a packed house at the Four Seasons (at 8 a.m., no less). It was a thrilling set, punctuated by a standing ovation from the crowd at the end of the performance. Today’s song of the day comes from the live set–“Tempest” kicked things off with a bang, confirming why this band is on everybody’s mind.