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Music: Lucius with Sara Bareilles

By Mike Breen · July 22nd, 2014 · CityBeat Recommends
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Like Tegan & Sara (with whom they’ve toured), Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig of Brooklyn Indie Pop band Lucius wrap their vocals around each other, both in harmony and unison, with the impressive precision of two vocalists who’ve sung together their entire lives. Unlike Tegan & Sara, Wolfe and Laessig didn’t meet until they were college students in Boston and are, despite audio (as well as visual; the twosome dress in matching outfits) evidence to suggest the contrary, not identical twins. 

The combination is dynamic Pop music without pretense or predictability, reflecting the avowed influences the two singers bonded over in college (Bowie, The Beatles and vintage Soul), but also showing traces of contemporary Indie Pop (in the vein of Tegan & Sara, Grouplove and Lykke Li) and dashes of ’80s Top 40 (the group has covered Whitney Houston in concert and recently unveiled a cool, deconstructed cover of the Tears for Fears hit, “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”). 

Lucius with Sara Bareilles play PNC Pavillion at 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 29. Tickets/more info here

 
 
 
 

 

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