Lucius is a five piece indie pop band from Brooklyn, New York. The band consists of Jess Wolfe, Holly Laessig, Dan Molad, Peter Lalish and Andrew Burri.
The band formed in 2005 when Wolfe and Laessig met while attending Berklee School of Music. After becoming friends together and casually singing under the name Lucius, they moved to Brooklyn to develop their careers. In Brooklyn, the two moved into an old Victorian home that had a 60-year-old recording studio and music school. Eventually, they met the other members of the current group.
Mom + Pop Music released the band's debut album Wildewoman in North America on 15 October 2013. Play It Again Sam released Wildewoman in UK/Europe, Australia and Japan on 31 March.
Wolfe and Laessig have also been involved with The Rentals, contributing vocals to their 2014 album Lost in Alphaville, and San Fermin, contributing vocals to their 2013 self-titled debut album.
Lucius provided music for Jake and Amir's 2016 web series, Lonely and Horny.
Lucius has been lauded by the New York Times for their "luscious, luminous, lilting lullabies", praised by NPR for their "charisma and charm." and by Rolling Stone as "the best band you may not have heard yet".
The Guardian featured Lucius as its New Band Of The Day on February 14, 2014, and described them as "the missing link between Arcade Fire and Haim... How can they fail? They won't."
Economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman is a noted fan of the band and has featured their music in his blog.
In the 2013 Silver Sound Music Video Film Festival + Band Battle, Lucius' video for "Go Home" won the award for "Best Animation".
The group is a five-piece featuring two lead singers and three other musicians.
Jess Wolfe – lead vocals and synth
Holly Laessig – lead vocals and keys
Dan Molad – drums and vocals
Peter Lalish – guitar and vocals
Andrew Burri – guitar, drums, vocals