Lucius by Piper Ferguson
Magical Lucius—whose excellence hinges on the twinned harmonies of co-frontwomen Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig—are releasing a new record this Spring: Good Grief drops March 11 via Mom + Pop. Thus far they've only released one track (and video), "Born Again Teen," but now we have "Madness," which contains a key change (hallelujah!) and an entirely different vibe. It kicks off with rich strings and a strolling verse before knocking the listener sideways with some perfectly plush Fleetwood Mac-meets-early-Heart vibes. Can't wait for this LP to drop, plus the band hit the road this coming March.
The pair had this to say about the track:
“‘Madness' started off as nothing more than a transcript of a dream," explains Holly. "It was one of those vivid nightmares mixed with beautifully-surreal imagery that leaves you waking up thinking 'What the hell do I do with that?' and shaken for days."
Lucius Tour Dates
March 23 Minneapolis, MN First Ave*
March 24 Chicago, IL Metro*
March 25 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom**
March 26 Toronto, ON Opera House*
March 28 Montréal, QC Fairmount Theatre*
March 29 Boston, MA Royale*
March 31 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg*
April 1 New York, NY Webster Hall*
April 2 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer*
*supported by Pure Bathing Culture