Here Is An Exclusive Stream Of St. Lucia's Self-Titled DebutBy Noisey Staff
Ah, here’s a really nice one for a Monday morning. St. Lucia is led by Jean-Philip Grobler, a recently emigrated South African who’s currently holed up in Brooklyn making the lushest, most layered synth-pop imaginable. His debut EP is out tomorrow through Neon Gold and Columbia Records. You can pre-order the record through Neon Gold, but we’ve got the exclusive stream of the full EP right here:
Grobler’s record wins where a bunch of his lazier contemporaries fail—usually bands like this hide a lack of ideas behind endless layers of aquatic echo. Peel away the layers and you’ll often find garbage.
Here’s the antidote. St. Lucia’s timeless songwriting sense is right up front, with Grobler’s dewdrop vocals leading the charge. This all-killer-no-filler debut swings effortlessly from balmy Balearic disco on opener “We Got It Wrong” to the pulsing, piano-driven banger “Before The Dive.”
The band is touring down to South By this year. Do yourself a favor and check 'em out.
ST. LUCIA ON TOUR
March 1 - Santos Party House, New York NY
March 2 - The Middle East, Boston MA
March 6 - U Street Music Hall, Washington DC
March 7 - The Blockley, Philadelphia PA
March 9 - Savannah Stopover, Savannah GA
March 10 - The Social, Orlando FL
March 11 - Masquerade, Atlanta, GA
March 13-18 - South By Southwest, Austin TX
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