New album released 11th March
Play It Again Sam
Lead single ‘Born Again Teen’ – watch the video below
+ Spring UK tour dates
Lucius’ highly-anticipated new album Good Grief will be released March 11 via Play It Again Sam. “Born Again Teen,” the first song to be revealed, premiered worldwide yesterday evening on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 Radio show as his ‘World Record’.
A rush of thrillingly anarchic yet meticulously constructed pop, complete with clangourous rhythmic pulse, distorted doo wop harmonies, mutated riffs and stealthily addictive hooks – ‘Born Again’ is Lucius coming back bigger than ever.
Watch the Born Again Teen’ video HERE
Of Good Grief, vocalist Jess Wolfe says, “When we started writing for this record, we had been away from home for nearly two years. We had just returned from tour, having gone through such varied emotions—loneliness, sadness and exhaustion alongside excitement, fulfilment and some of the most joyful moments in our lives…Whenever one of us had an idea or a feeling, the other was already a witness to it and could help navigate through it—for the two of us, this usually came in song form.” Vocalist Holly Laessig adds, “…When considering titles, we wanted to be sure to acknowledge any serious subject matter, while simultaneously allowing ourselves a comic sigh of relief from any personal turmoil. Ha! The yin and yang of the record naturally unveiled itself and, so, Good Grief.”
Good Grief was produced by Shawn Everett (Weezer and The Alabama Shakes) and Lucius with Bob Ezrin (Alice Cooper, Kiss and Pink Floyd). The album was mixed by Tom Elmhirst (Adele and Beck). The new music follows the band’s critically acclaimed debut album, Wildewoman, The New York Times praised the record for its “luscious, luminous, lilting lullabies,” and the album was incorporated in various 2013 year end lists including, Rolling Stone, NPR and Paste.
The band is lead by its co-founders and vocalists Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig accompanied by multi-instrumentalists Andrew Burri, Peter Lalishand Dan Molad. Wolfe and Laessig met in 2005 while attending Berklee College of Music. Since forming, Lucius has toured extensively, playing headline shows worldwide, as well as major festival appearances including Reading and Leeds, Bonnaroo, End Of the Road, Lollapalooza, Pukklepop and Rock En Seine.
April will see Lucius make a long awaited return to UK shores to tour – kicking off in Dublin on April 5th, reaching London’s KOKO on the 13th. Dates in Europe follow – see full dates below.
2. Something About You
3. What We Have (To Change)
4. My Heart Got Caught On Your Sleeve
5. Almost Makes Me Wish For Rain
6. Gone Insane
8. Almighty Gosh
9. Born Again Teen
10. Better Look Back
11. Dusty Trails
‘Born Again Teen’ will be available later today at ilovelucius.com.
The album will be available for pre-order on Friday, December 4 at 12:01 AM (in all time zones) HERE with a digital deluxe release featuring three cover songs and three demo tracks available HERE.
Full European tour dates:
05/04 – The Academy – Dublin, UK
06/04 – Gorilla – Manchester, UK
08/04 – Arts School – Glasgow, UK
09/04 – Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, UK
10/04 – Rescue Rooms – Nottingham, UK
11/04 – Thekla – Bristol, UK
13/04 – KOKO – London, UK
14/04 – La Maroquinerie – Paris, France
15/04 – Le 22 – Le Printemps de Bourges – Bourges, France
16/04 – Botanique – Brussels, Belgium
19/04 – Melkweg – Amsterdam, Netherlands
20/04 – Prinzenbar – Hamburg, Germany
21/04 – Privateclub – Berlin, Germany
22/04 – Strom – Munich, Germany