The Luyas’ Jessie Stein recently moved to New York City and here she is talking to NBC’s Nonstop Sound. In this new piece, Jessie talks about her reasoning for making music and the feeling she wants her records to invoke. “I guess it’s in a way an attempt to combat the commodification of everything.” Watch the interview above.
Finished with the first interview? Check out Jessie in a new episode of the Beginnings podcast.
The Luyas met with Philadelphia’s Out Of Town Films during CMJ for one of their many live sessions. Filmed in the basement of an old loft somewhere in Greenpoint, the video features The Luyas performing “Talking Mountain.” It is a track off their recently released album, Animator.
You can also check out the audio from The Luyas’ live CMJ session at the Fred Perry Artist Lounge / Stratosphere Sound Recording Studios. InSound has an exclusive download – you’ll find it HERE.
Enjoy your audio and video, but get out and see The Luyas live! Full tour schedule and ticket links available on our tour listings page.
The Luyas share their breathtaking new video for “Montuno.” Clocking in at just under nine minutes, the video is a collage of vibrant characters as they move through each life cycle. Director Mylene Simard highlights the Animator epic by taking the viewer through sprawling landscapes and wooded hideaways all backed by gorgeous skies. Whether taken by story, costume or setting, it’s impossible not to be completely enthralled by this work. Watch “Montuno” above or at Refinery29, where it premiered earlier today.
Every Tuesday the world awaits the new releases. Today, we’re excited to share with you The Luyas’ sophomore album, Animator. It’s available now at SC Distribution, iTunes or your local record store of course. Stream Animator in its entirety at AOL’s Spinner! Watch the video for their first single “Fifty Fifty” below!
The Luyas kick off tour tomorrow! Will you be in NYC for CMJ? Make sure to stop by one of their shows or sessions! Dates to those listed below! We’re giving away 5 VIP passes to the rdio-sponsored showcase at Union Pool on Saturday, in which The Luyas are headlining. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name to win! Passes include a +1, limited edition lithograph from the showcase, t-shirt and priority access to the venue. Good luck! See all their upcoming tour dates HERE.
10/17/12 New York, NY – Wild Honey Pie session @ Degraw Sound
10/18/12 New York, NY – Windish Showcase @ Pianos
10/18/12 New York, NY – Medium Rotation Mixer @ Solas
10/19/12 New York, NY – WNYC session @ WNYC
10/19/12 New York, NY – Great Escape showcase @ Cake Shop
10/20/12 New York, NY – RDIO session @ Union Pool
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