Luxley

Luxley

 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
BandAlternativePop

Wildfire Dance Rock

Biography

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.”

Set List

Dependent on performance requirements.