“His most cohesive and exciting work to date.” – 8/10, Drowned in Sound
"danceable, considered, face melting, intelligent, fun and a million other things" - Top 25 Albums of the Year, The 405
“Lott’s quiet stream of consciousness has gathered pace and burst its banks, unleashing a torrent of escapist fantasy… His best album to date.” – 8/10, The Line of Best Fit
"Son Lux’s Lanterns is looking like one of fall’s most fascinating new releases." - Stereogum
Son Lux has revealed a beautiful new video for album standout track ‘Pyre’. The song is taken from his album ‘Lanterns’, which received a multitude of praise when it was released earlier this year through Joyful Noise. Son Lux will embark on a European tour throughout January including two UK shows.
Directed by The Craig Brothers (www.wearefilmsny.com) and featuring Son Lux and dancer Bennyroyce Royon, the video magically mirrors Ryan Lott's explosive sound with layers of paint appearing on bare human bodies.
Equal parts producer and composer, Son Lux (aka Ryan Lott) bridges an unusual gap between old-world music discipline and next-level experimentation.
Meditative but heaving with energy, ‘Lanterns’ finds a peculiar congruency between futuristic soul and ancient sentiment. Driving orchestral pop (‘Lost It To Trying’, ‘No Crimes’) is placed alongside haunting minimalism (‘Pyre’, ‘Enough Of Our Machines’), often starkly juxtaposing densely layered arrangements with Lott's intimate voice.
In recent past Son Lux has gained notoriety both for his s/s/s project (with Sufjan Stevens andSerengeti), and for being named NPR's "Best New Artist of the Year".
His third full-length album, and his first for Joyful Noise (Kishi Bashi, Sebadoh, etc.), positions Son Lux at the helm of an impressive ensemble of instrumentalists and singers, including Chris Thile (The Punch Brothers), Peter Silberman (The Antlers), DM Stith, Lily & Madeleine, Darren King (Mutemath), Ieva Berberian (Gem Club) and yMusic (Dirty Projectors, Bon Iver).
Son Lux will tour 'Lanterns' across Europe in January. All tour dates will feature a full band backing Ryan Lott (aka Son Lux) with drummer Ian Chang (Landlady, Matthew Dear, People Get Ready) and guitarist Rafiq Bhatia (“the most promising improvisers in the United States today” - New York Times).
See Son Lux live:
14th Berlin Bi Nuu
15th Cologne Arttheatre
16th St Gallen Palace
17th Luxembourg Rotonde
18th Brussels AB Club
19th Rotterdam Rotown
21st Nijmegen Merleyn
22nd Amsterdam MC Theatre
23rd London The Lexington
24th Dublin Workmans Club
25th Tourcoing Le Grand Mix
26th Paris MOFO Festival
28th Ghent Voorvuit
29th Stockholm Debaser
30th Helsinki Kuudes Linja
31st Copenhagen Stengade
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