Originally a duo featuring Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe, Brooklyn’s Lucius now has four permanent members and performs with a rotating fifth. Their charming indie-pop borrows mostly from country and folk, but their songs vary in mood and style — some are quirky and frenetic (reminiscent of St. Vincent), while others are sparse and delicate (like Feist). Though they sing heartbreaking tales, it’s the powerful, yet tender, harmonies of Laessig and Wolfe that make the music especially poignant.

Featured song: “Don’t Just Sit There”

Lucius’ self-titled EP is their latest release.

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Official website:
Twitter: @ilovelucius

Upcoming tour dates:
5/19-5/20 @ Great Googamooga Festival 2012 in Brooklyn, NY
5/26 @ Cameo Gallery in Brooklyn, NY
6/1 @ Bowery Ballroom in New York, NY
6/14 @ The Bell House in Brooklyn, NY
6/15 @ Tin Angel at Serrano in Philadelphia, PA

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BTR Live Studio features a mix of breaking and established musicians playing exclusive sets in our studios, then sitting down for a chat with host Maia MacDonald. Maia is a musician and DJ who’s been involved with the music scene for a number of years and has a knack for asking the questions that musicians actually enjoy answering. Watch more episodes of BTR Live Studio on our Blip page: