Lucius (New York)


Rising Brooklyn indie-folk-pop quintet Lucius is a triple-threat of vocal harmonies, infectious hooks, and dance-inducing percussion. Pair those traits with the band’s irresistible live show and it’s easy to see why Paste hails the group as “blissful.”

They’ve been lauded by the New York Times for their “luscious, luminous, lilting lullabies”, praised by NPR for their “charisma and charm”, and by Rolling Stone as “the best band you may not have heard yet”. The Guardian featured Lucius as its New Band Of The Day on Feb 14th 2014 and described them as “the missing link between Arcade Fire and Haim… How can they fail? They won’t.” 

Then there’s their raw and captivating harmonics. Co-founders and lead singers Jess Wolfe (synth) and Holly Laessig (keys) sport vocals that are a force of nature. They got together in 2005, meeting  while both attended the prestigious Berklee School of Music. After casually singing together under the name Lucius, they moved to Brooklyn to develop their careers further. They moved into an old Victorian home that had a 60-year-old recording studio, met the other members of current group, Andrew Burri (guitar, drums, vocals), Peter Lalish (guitar and vocals), and Dan Molad (drums and vocals) – and the rest is history unfolding!

They visit Vancouver as part of an almost summer-long North American tour, ensuring that we, along with lucky audiences across the continent, get to be part of Lucius’s upward trajectory.