Fresh from playing a gig at the Fine Line in Minneapolis last night, Brooklyn-based St. Lucia stopped into The Current's studios to talk to Mary Lucia and to play a few songs off their new album, When the Night.
St. Lucia comprising Jean-Philip Grobler, Ross Clark, Nicky Paul, Dustin Kaufman and Patricia Beranek play tunes that Mary describes as being "infectious" and having a "shimmering sound" and "incredible bounce."
Between songs, Mary speaks to front man Grobler about his childhood in South Africa, about studying in Liverpool and about how he and keyboardist/partner Beranek ended up in New York. Grobler also talks about what it was like to write music for a fabric softener.
Providing a fascinating local peg, guitarist/bassist Ross Clark talks about how he attended McNally-Smith College of Music for two years, living just a couple blocks from The Current off Wabasha Street in St. Paul, Minn.
And then there's a tale that explains the fate met by drummer Dustin Kaufman's suitcase. Listen to the audio to hear the details.
"All Eyes on You"
"The Way You Remembered Me"
All songs off the album When the Night, out on Columbia Records.
Hosted by Mary Lucia
Produced by Jade
Engineered by Michael DeMark
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