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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | INDIE

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2012
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"[LISTEN] Luxley - Spirit (Youngblood Hawke Remix)"

This may be Luxley's first appearance on Indie Shuffle, but he sure has made a name for himself thus far. The New Orleans-based artist has had the pleasure of playing alongside the likes of Bombay Bicycle Club, and recently enlisted the help of a number of heavy-hitters for a remix EP.

Today marks the premiere of one of those remixes: Youngblood Hawke's take on "Spirit." It's a rambunctious indie rock track that does well to highlight the best attributes of Ryan Gray's song-making.

Keep tuned for the release of the full remix EP later this month, with appearances from Paperwhite, Great Good Fine OK and more. - Indie Shuffle


I had never heard of opener Luxley, but they basically knocked my socks off and made me a fan in just one set. They were so upbeat as frontman Ryan Gray pranced across the stage, hitting some relatively high notes as he went. At one point, he ventured into the crowd and there were no complaints about it. They ended the set with their song “Dance Baby”, which was full of rolling drums, “woah oh oh’s” and lots of dancing from the whole band and crowd. The New Orleans-based band definitely set the stage for a dance-filled, high energy night, which is exactly the type of concert I seek out. - The Wild Honey Pie

"Spin Through the Clouds on Luxley’s Synth-Romance ‘Spirit’"

"It’s an effervescent cascade of danceable momentum, with alternating breathy verses, and high-pitched choruses, that calls Al-Adhamy’s old outfit to mind." - BULLETT Media

"Bombay Bicycle Club, Luxley, Milo Greene @ Terminal 5: October 22, 2014"

CMJ 2014 attendees who made the trip up to Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood were in for a whopper of a show at Terminal 5. The crowd was treated to a rousing set of joyous pop from Luxley and a slice of gorgeous and triumphant folk form Milo Greene before Bombay Bicycle Club took the stage. The band’s live show always delivers, and last night was no different, the band blazing through a collection of their most enduring and infectious material, old and new. -

"PICTURE THIS: Luxley @ Terminal 5, NYC 10/22/14"

"Luxley brought the heat to Terminal 5 with an unexpected euphoric ground. Frontman Ryan Gray set a high atmosphere for each and every performance that only escalated from his first song." - The OWL Mag

"Luxley - "SPIRIT" Review"

"About a month ago, Luxley played in LA, opening for one of our favorite bands Bombay Bicycle Club. We took a listen to his newest single “Spirit” and absolutely fell in love. This New Orleans-based musician is winning hearts with his infectious indie dance pop music and ear-melting vocals. The vibe on this track will bring the roof down." - Abduction Radiation

"Music: Luxley’s “Spirit”"

"'Spirit,' the new song from New Orleans-based Luxley, is now out for the public! Luxley’s debut EP, which will be called Spirit, releases in early 2015 – the earlier the better as far as I am concerned. He’s got a cool, twinkling electronic sound with very pretty melodies, and he is joined by Royal Teeth’s singer, Nora Patterson in 'Spirit.' Enjoy." - Back Beat Seattle


Performing under the pseudonym of Luxley, Gray and accompanying members have managed to engineer their self-described Wildfire Dance Rock. As strange as that may sound, the name is a perfect reflection of the groove-infused tracks that seem to have a distinctive quality about each of them. - Local Wolves

"Pick Your Poison: Monday 10-20-14"

"...don’t miss downloading tracks from Asante Phenix, LA Font, Luxley, Moritat, Snoh (ft. Common) and We Are the Wllows. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from CHVRCHES, Crying, Cult of Youth, Landlady & Rubblebucket (covering Nina Simone), Moonbabies, Swans and more." - Faronheit

"Milo Greene Thrills the House of Blues"

"The concert opened with a new band from New Orleans by the name of Luxley. As the crowd slowly gathered, Luxley immediately picked up the energy with their foot-stomping, indie rock music. Perhaps the most interactive of the three groups, Luxley’s lead singer leapt and danced around the stage like a mad man and even ran out into the crowd several times, encouraging the growing mass to get moving and to sing along. After several songs, Luxley departed the stage, leaving an eager crowd of new fans behind." - Emertainment Monthly


Still working on that hot first release.



Luxley was started by former full-scholarship MD/PHD student, Ryan Gray. Gray had been producing music as a creative outlet while studying at Tulane University in his hometown of New Orleans, LA. As his passion for music grew, Gray decided to take a break from his medical program to write and record his first EP, Spirit with producer Ayad Al-Adhamy (formerly of Passion Pit, currently in Team Spirit) and engineer / mixer Justin Gerrish (Vampire Weekend, The Strokes).

Soon after the Spirit EP was recorded, Luxley hit the road with Bombay Bicycle Club and Milo Greene putting on a live show that CMJ has described as, "rousing set of joyous pop" and that The Wild Honey Pie called, "a dance-filled, high energy night."

The first single from the upcoming EP, “Spirit” was officially released on October 15, 2014 as its stand alone single. The track garnered immediate and organic FM and internet radio play from stations including iHeartRadio’s Cherry Hill, WeFoundNewMusic, KX93.5 FM, KGUP 106.5FM, KSCR, and World Wide Indie Radio, among others.

Most recently, artists including Youngblood Hawke (Republic Records), UK tastemaker favorite/producer Tropics, HypeMachine darlings Paperwhite, and Brooklyn feel-good indie rockers Great Good Fine Ok have put their own touches on Luxley’s adventurous wildfire dance rock single, “Spirit.” These remixes will be released on Luxley’s upcoming Spirit Remix album, You Are The Spirit, which will be out on April 28, 2014.

The Spirit EP is due out in June of 2015 (Rude Fox Records / Future Tapes) and draws influences from artists like Passion Pit, Friendly Fires, Imagine Dragons, Foals, Two Door Cinema Club, The 1975, and St. Lucia to create what Bullett has described as, "an effervescent cascade of danceable momentum, with alternating breathy verses, and high-pitched choruses" and what Impose has referred to as, "big time spirited pop...with infectious tones that you never want to end." The album also finds Nora Patterson of fellow Louisiana indie-pop favorites Royal Teeth (Elektra Records) lending her vocals to create upbeat, infinitely danceable harmonies. “To me, life isn’t about what you do, its about who you are,” Gray says. “Let go of the past, and follow what makes you most happy.”

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