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New York City, New York, United States

New York City, New York, United States
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"Deli Mag - NYC Artists on the Rise: Lucius"

"The two singers from Lucius are a dangerous tag team, sounding powerful without becoming overbearing, tender without becoming too cutesy...they must know each other well, as their voices work together in an uncannily close relationship....It's a beautiful thing to hear their voices tell each other's stories together in perfect cadence. You feel the care and sensitivity these two share for one another with every delicate nuance. It's nice to be invited into the Bromley House for a little while."
- Deli Magazine


"Seventeen Magazine - Unsigned Finds"

"Sweet and dark, is the perfect way to describe the moody and brooding yet ethereal and luminous quality of Lucius' songs. The combination of their two voices is alluring, and when you're trying to make it in the music biz, having a magnetic draw certainly can't hurt. In fact, these gals are so captivating on stage that the New York Times made it a point to check them out during the CMJ Music Festival, a time when New York is overpopulated with musicians all clamoring to get press. Not only did The Times show up, but they loved the show and deemed the girls "the next Feist," a true compliment by any standard." - Seventeen Magazine


"New York Times - ArtsBeat"

"Luscious, luminous, lilting lullabies." - Ben Sisario, NY Times
October 2010 - New York Times


""My Top Ten RIGHT NOW""

"I’ve talked about them before and I will most certainly talk about them again (probably next week when I write about their awesome new album). But live, this band is absolutely killer. The songwriting talent exhibited here is undeniable, with its mix of clever lyrics and addictive melodies reminiscent of the best of Ingrid Michaelson and Brandi Carlile. But to compare this group to these other more established acts is worthless, because these girls offer something so much more, thanks in large part to lead singers Holly and Jess’ amazing harmonizing capabilities. With the two of them taking on verses, coming together for choruses and knocking it out of the park every time, you can actually feel the creation of music coming from onstage, at once so personal and universal. Yes, I will write about them again and again, and I bet the rest of the world will soon follow." - Jeremy Kotin - popten


"The Power of Sound - Yessian @ CMJ 2009"

"Wow and Wow is all we have to say about this surprising final Brooklyn act on our City Winery venture... This duo of harmonizing sirens blew us away. Their impeccable harmonies and uplifting “Shenandoah” brought a tear “to the eye with pride for Virginia,” said Jennie Armon, our NY Yessian rep and Virginia native. Holly Laessig’s high-pitched and innocent vocals paired with Jess Wolfe’s smoky and sultry sound makes our mouths water for their first album (set to be released for their next concert at Joe’s Pub on November 13th, 2009)."

-Jennie Armon
- Yessian.com


"Nylon Magazine - GOOD LISTENER Pick of the Week!"

"Still unsigned, this Brooklyn duo—craft dreamy gems made even more wistful by the ladies' heartbreaking harmonies."
January 22, 2010 - Nylon Magazine


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LUCIUS (Self-Titled EP)

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"The two singers from Lucius are a dangerous tag team, sounding powerful without becoming overbearing, tender without becoming too cutesy...they must know each other well, as their voices work together in an uncannily close relationship - The Deli Magazine

When they wrote their self-titled EP (due February 14th), Lucius was living in an old victorian house in Brooklyn's Ditmas Park. They found the place on Craigslist, not knowing it was a recording studio and music school for 60 years prior. There were so many treasures that had been left behind - like the 100 year old Steinway piano that would soon nurture their writing habits. The four-story musical fortress also housed 8 other musician friends and would open their doors to bandmates, Danny Molad and Peter Lalish.

Holly and Jess have had a relationship filled with coincidences. Their lives are uniquely in sync. "When we were ready to make our record Danny and Pete felt it was imperative that the recording reflect that synergy. None of us were concerned with trying to sound like 'a band', we just wanted to create a unique environment for each song to sit in." Much of their record is about these unique experiences, told from the same perspective, at the same time, with the same sentiment. Two voices as one.

Lucius has been described by the New York Times as "The next Feist" having "luscious, luminous, lilting lullabies", by Seventeen Magazine as "alluring and magnetic" and their song "Don't Just Sit There" is currently being played on NPR's All Songs Considered. Their self-titled EP, produced by Tony Berg (Phantom Planet, Aimee Mann, Beck) and Dan Molad (Elizabeth & The Catapult, Luke Temple/Here We Go Magic) is an exciting debut.