Band to Watch: Lucius

Rising Brooklyn quintet Lucius follows up its recent and much buzzed about appearance at Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival with this twangy, emotive keeper, “Go Home.” Boasting bow ties, big blue eyes and the intertwining vocals of Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, the track (and its accompanying video) anchor the band’s debut album Wildewoman, out October 15th.

In advance of their first album, Lucius has had the distinction of playing Bonnaroo, amassing coverage from the likes of NPR and The New York Times, and singing covers of The Kinks, Abba and The Band classics with Jeff Tweedy. The group is currently in the midst of a North American tour that touches down at Bar in New Haven, Connecticut on August 7th and counts a homecoming show at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg on August 14th.

There’s no mistaking Lucius for anyone else onstage: Led by singers Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe, the five-piece Brooklyn group wear matching stylized outfits and perform in lock-step unison. There’s more to Lucius than looks, though: Laessig and Wolfe harmonize so tightly it’s tough to tell whose voice is whose. They play keyboards on catchy, distinctive indie-pop tunes while Danny Molad, Peter Lalish and Andrew Burri flesh out the sound with guitars and drums. After releasing a self-titled EP last year, they’ll be back this fall with a full-length release.