UNCLE LUCIUS release highly anticipated fourth album The Light on 22 Jan 2015 on Boo Clap/Thirty Tigers and announce January UK dates.
“Austin-based roots band Uncle Lucius plays to its strengths on its fourth album, The Light. The interplay of piano, guitars and vocals on a track like “Taking in the View” clearly brings to mind The Band, a connection that carries through on an album that has no interest in sounding especially modern or overly polished” – Allmusic.com
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AUSTIN, Texas — Most bands celebrate a long-awaited record deal. Uncle Lucius saved the champagne for when they got out of theirs. “We had a party in the motel parking lot,” drummer Josh Greco remembers with a smile. Over some warm Lone Star, the road-weary band bid farewell to Nashville machinations, though the way ahead was entirely uncharted. Only the perils of independence were apparent. “We really didn’t have a back-up plan. Or any plan at all, for that matter,” admits Jonny “Keys” Grossman. Fortunately, this band has plenty of practice straying from the simpler path. For a decade, Uncle Lucius had built its fan base the hard way, through relentless touring and restless searching. With no other option, they called on their die-hards for help. Hundreds of believers pledged tens of thousands of hard-earned dollars. Both humbled and exhilarated, the band hit the studio, eager to justify their fans’ love with the labor of their hearts and souls.The resulting LP, The Light, is the statement their fans have waited for, with its songs of seeking and questioning, of reaching out to others, of excavating the hidden strength within. After years spent spreading their message across Texas, here at last is the vehicle that can take them to the national level.
Certainly there’s risk involved when a band decides to go its own way. Freedom carries with it the weight of responsibility after all. That Uncle Lucius seems destined for a broader audience should come as no surprise, for music that comes from the heart and speaks to the soul.