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
“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!