Formed by lead vocalists and songwriters Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, acclaimed indie band Lucius is best known for their sinuous harmonies and highly-original, pop-noir musical artistry. The group, which includes multi-instrumentalists Peter Lalish and Dan Molad, have released three albums, and toured the globe, cultivating a passionate following for their ingenious art-pop creations and exhilarating live performances. The gifted melodicists and songwriters bring a startling level of musicianship to Lucius — which is evident in the astounding talent they’ve collaborated with over the course of their prolific 16-year career.
Released in 2013, Wildewoman, Lucius’ debut album, featured the enduring single “Two of Us on the Run” and set off a wave of critical acclaim including Rolling Stone, who called the album’s updated 60’s girl group sounds “fresh and thrilling.” On their second album, 2016’s Good Grief, the Los Angeles-based group mined their influences to create an album NPR called, “Rapturous,” and expanded their quickly growing fan-base even wider. 2022’s 80’s dance-inflected LP Second Nature, produced by Brandi Carlile and Dave Cobb, included “Next to Normal,” one of NPR Music’s top songs of the year, and the sparkling disco-gemmed “Dance Around It,” featuring Carlile and Sheryl Crow.
In addition to their work with Lucius, the GRAMMY-nominated Wolfe and Laessig are among the most sought-after vocalists in popular music. The pair are members of Joni Mitchell’s famed “Joni Jam” crew and have graced songs by dozens of contemporary and legendary artists alike including: Carlile, The War on Drugs, John Legend, The Killers, Harry Styles, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Black Pumas, Jeff Tweedy, and Ozzy Osbourne, just to name a few. In 2023, Lucius signed with Fantasy Records and will release their fourth full-length album in 2024.