“At the heart is singer Jessie Stein’s dreamy melodicism and introspective words written as if a means of glassy-eyed escape from pain. In “Face” Stein ponders faith, intimacy, identity, singing “I wonder how true to life that I should be / Looking for nothing until I can speak.” Still, the beauty of Stein’s seductive, childlike coo as it floats over the music is what ultimately allows Animator to feel cathartic and full of hope.” – WNYC
Talk about a teaser! The Luyas have been hard at work with director Mylene Simard to create a moving video to accompany the opening track to their new album. Titled “Montuno,” the 10 minute song works as perfect introduction to Animator and stands on its own as a beautiful work of art. Today we get the first look at the upcoming video. Watch the trailer above! Animator is out on October 16; you can pre-order the album on vinyl or CD at SC Distribution! INSTANT GRATIFICATION: pre-order now and you’ll receive an instant MP3 download of Animator in its entirety!
In addition to the video, The Luyas share a brand new Spotify playlist. Are you sleepy? You’ll soon be with Jessie’s masterful mix that includes artists ranging from Arthur Russell to Cass McCombs to Amen Dunes. Titled Sleepy With Me, Jessie describes her playlist as “a bunch of songs to spoon your pillow to.” Enjoy below!
Here’s the moment we’ve all been anxiously awaiting >>> The Luyas are going on tour! Try to contain your excitement! You’ll find all their dates HERE!
The Luyas’ sophomore album, Animator, isn’t out until October 16, but you can enjoy their brand new video until then! Premiering today at Stereogum, the dramatic “Fifty Fifty” video was directed by Derrick Belcham and choreographed by Katie Ward. Watch above.
What a great day to be a Luyas fan! The group announces the follow-up album to 2011′s Too Beautiful To Work. Titled Animator, the new record was created through a particularly difficult time following the sudden death of a close friend. Through both the introspection caused after losing someone and the act of joining together for the sole purpose of music, Animator – an album that is “intuitive, seductive, moody and textural,” came to be. Animator is out on Dead Oceans October 16, but you can listen to the first single, “Fifty Fifty,” below. Premiering earlier this afternoon at Pitchfork, the song is up for 1,000 free downloads – after it will continue to be available for streaming!
There’s something almost supernatural to the feel of the record. “Animator is supposed to be some weird resuscitation. The animator’s job is to create the semblance of movement in things that cannot move themselves. The musician’s is to make us feel like something is happening with a sound,” explains singer and multi-instrumentalist Jessie Stein.
Animator | Tracklisting /
02. Fifty Fifty
03. The Quiet Way
05. Your Name’s Mostly Water
06. Earth Turner
07. Talking Mountains
09. Crimes Machine
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