Lucius went from being the five-piece Rolling Stone claimed was the “Best band you’ve never heard of” to the group you can’t get enough of.

Fronted by the sleek and compelling look-alike twosome of Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig and backed by their counterpart bandmates Dan Molad, Pete Lalish and Andy Burri, Lucius walk the walk and talk the talk. They’ve sold out shows big and small, headlined all over the US and Europe, played slots at Bonnaroo, Newport Folk Festival, Lollapalooza, End of The Road, Reading and Leeds Festivals and more and shared the stage with a variety of musicians including Roger Waters, Jack White, Mavis Staples, Jeff Tweedy, Sara Bareilles, The Head and the Heart, Tegan and Sara and David Byrne.

The band’s uphill ascent began when Jess and Holly crossed paths while at college in Boston; more than 10 years ago, Lucius started making music and hasn’t stopped since. Along the way they’ve become NPR darlings, grist for Britain’s prestigious Guardian and favorites of the Nobel-prize winning New York Times columnist Paul Krugman. Since the critically acclaimed release of their 2013 debut LP Wildewoman they have built a stunningly loyal following, and share an intimate bond with their fans. It’s not uncommon to see Lucius doppelgängers in the crowd.

The recordings on Lucius’ second studio album Good Grief mirror the band’s distinguishing on-stage configuration. One shared figure 8 mic serves as an anchor for conversation between the band’s lead duo, which has resulted in the 11 raw and often heart-wrenching songs you hear on the album. Among these is the explosive track “Gone Insane,” which gives a direct look into one of the few arguments between Jess and Holly.

Six years later, Lucius fans waiting in the wings finally received their call to arms—the group released their long-awaited third studio album Second Nature along with four standout singles. From the ethereal disco-tinged track “Next to Normal,” to the heart-wrenching ballad “White Lies,” back to the feel-good fan track “Heartbursts,” and finally the star-studded collaboration “Dance Around It” (feat. Brandi Carlile & Sheryl Crow), the Dave Cobb and Brandi Carlile produced Second Nature is full of magic and mystique. Amidst the ongoing toil of a global pandemic, isolation, and personal crises, Lucius have decided to take pain to the dance floor:

“Over the last few years, we quarantined together, wrote on zooms with friends across the country, got divorced, had a baby, fell in love, experienced loss and life in a way we never thought we would, and came out of it with the truest belief that the best way to get through the darkness is to dance.”

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Second Nature
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Good Grief


1/3 Dance Around It (feat. Brandi Carlile & Sheryl Crow)
2/3 Heartbursts
3/3 Next to Normal