Wildewoman 2013, Album. Daytrotter Studio 2013, Concert. Songs From The Bromley House 2009, Album. Lucius 2012, Single/EP. Rdio Sessions 2014, Concert.
Wildewoman 2013, Album.
Release source: CD. Year: 2016. 16. Better Look Back (Demo).
Almighty Gosh 09. Born Again Teen 10. Better Look Back 11. Dusty Trails 12. Strangers 13. You Were On My Mind 14. My Heart Got Caught On Your Sleeve (demo) 15. Dusty Trails (demo) 16. Better Look Back (demo) 17. Let's Dance. Download: uploaded rusfolder.
Better Look Back (Demo), 04:20. Nik Kershaw Wouldn't It Be Good. Rock FM. Alexandra Stan Mr. Saxobeat.
Almighty Gosh 09.
Good Grief is built to make you move. The sophomore album from eclectic New Yorkers Lucius bubbles with kinetic energy. Almighty Gosh surges forth with frantic percussion and ’80s-inspired synths, while the explosive Something About You thumps along to an unforgettable chorus. But the band take a few breathers between the glitzy indie pop numbers (see: the dramatic My Heart Got Caught On Your Sleeve and folk-inflected, windswept Dusty Trails ), making Good Grief as well-suited to your living room as the dance floor.
Title: Good Grief [Deluxe Edition]
Year Of Release: 2016
Label: Mom + Pop
Genre: Indie Pop, Indie Folk, Singer-Songwriter, Female Vocal
Total Time: 67:03
Total Size: 154 MB
Lucius‘ full-length debut, Wildewoman, packaged the seductive, tandem lead vocals of Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig in a musical array that spanned earthy folk textures and dramatic, ’80s-glossed dance-pop. Their follow-up, Good Grief, springboards off of the latter and lands with a slick and boisterous design colored by ’80s pop production to a degree that it may cause occasional flashbacks to anything from high-tension ABBA to the brightest of Whitney Houston. The vast majority of the time, though, the album keeps all attention in the moment as the two songbirds belt, flit, and croon their way through a bold song list. Co-produced by the band and Shawn Everett (Weezer, Julian Casablancas), the record eases listeners in with the soft, a cappella opening of the wistful power ballad “Madness.”
Gentle strings and spare drums join the women’s harmonies, before both droning and prodding synth timbres conspire with the vocalists for a full-contrast, attacking chorus. Similarly, “Gone Insane” thematically and almost literally goes from a whisper to a scream, with the singers actually losing their vocal composure at one point in the song. Possessing more level dynamics, the early Prince-inspired “Almost Makes Me Wish for Rain” is still full of spunk and supple performances. Good Grief has the overall effect of being very loud, even if in reality Wolfe and Laessig offer athletic variations in delivery and there are quieter moments to be found in the record’s mix. With attention to song intros and outros, the song sequencing provides necessary balance between ballads and boomers. “Something About You,” a diva vehicle with rumbling synthesized tones, for instance, is followed by the tenderer if still powerful “What We Have (To Change).” Amidst the relative hubbub, album highlights include “Born Again Teen,” whose crackling drums, buoyant melody, and sexy spirit have all the makings of a summer jam, and the yearning piano ballad “My Heart Got Caught on Your Sleeve.”
A vivacious near reinvention that’s bound to alienate some fans and attract others, the biggest constant here is the technical proficiency and complementary blending of the band’s lead singers. The pair — who are notably also the album’s sole songwriters — make a visual show of this, wearing matching clothes and hairstyles in performance. That quality ultimately overcomes any shifts in style, and also makes them hard to ignore.
02. Something About You
03. What We Have (To Change)
04. My Heart Got Caught On Your Sleeve
05. Almost Makes Me Wish For Rain
06. Gone Insane
08. Almighty Gosh
09. Born Again Teen
10. Better Look Back
11. Dusty Trails
13. You Were On My Mind
14. My Heart Got Caught On Your Sleeve (demo)
15. Dusty Trails (demo)
16. Better Look Back (demo)
17. Let's Dance