Lucius perform live in The Forum

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    Lucius perform in the Forum at MPR
    Lucius: 'Tempest' - Live in The Forum at MPR
    Lucius: 'Go Home' - Live in The Forum at MPR
    Lucius: 'How Loud Your Heart Gets' - Live in The Forum at MPR
    Lucius: 'Turn It Around' - Live in The Forum at MPR

Following the release of their debut album, WIldewoman, Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Lucius have been touring relentlessly. Last at The Current in October 2013, the band recently drove through the night from Kansas City, Mo., to play a sold-out show at The Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis on Feb. 20, 2014. That afternoon, Lucius stopped at MPR to play an exclusive live show in the Forum and to chat with The Current's Mary Lucia.

In talking to Mary, the members of Lucius described how much they've enjoyed touring, and how they take time to enjoy the scenery or even — weather permitting — some good old-fashioned swimming spots they might encounter along the way.

Mary asked the band about their conscious approach to how they present themselves visually; indeed, the band take their costuming and art direction very seriously. Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe describe how the Wildewoman cover was painted by Belgian pop artist Evelyne Axell and how the band had the good fortune to meet Axell's son.

There's also some pretty chilling talk about the house in Brooklyn, N.Y., where the band lived — along with a spectral housemate.

Songs Performed

"Tempest"
"Go Home"
"How Loud Your Heart Gets"
"Turn It Around"

All songs off the album Wildewoman, out now on Mom + Pop Records.

Hosted by Mary Lucia
Produced by Lindsay Kimball
Engineered by Michael DeMark, Andrew Danielsson and Erik Stromstad

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  • Lucius

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  • Lucius perform in the Forum at Minnesota Public Radio. L to R: Andrew Burri, Holly Laessig, Peter Lalish, Jess Wolfe, Dan Molad.
    Lucius perform in the Forum at Minnesota Public Radio. L to R: Andrew Burri, Holly Laessig, Peter Lalish, Jess Wolfe, Dan Molad. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
  • Lucius's Andrew Burri, Peter Lalish and Dan Molad
    Lucius's Andrew Burri, Peter Lalish and Dan Molad (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
  • Lucius's Holly Laessig and Andrew Burri
    Lucius's Holly Laessig and Andrew Burri (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
  • Lucius's Jess Wolfe
    Lucius's Jess Wolfe (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
  • Lucius's Andrew Burri and Holly Laessig
    Lucius's Andrew Burri and Holly Laessig (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
  • Lucius singers Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe take a page from Mark Wheat's in-studio style notebook (socks and no shoes).
    Lucius singers Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe take a page from Mark Wheat's in-studio style notebook (socks and no shoes). (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
  • Lucius singers Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe (with multi-instrumentalist Andrew Burri upstage).
    Lucius singers Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe (with multi-instrumentalist Andrew Burri upstage). (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
  • Lucius guitarist Peter Lalish
    Lucius guitarist Peter Lalish (MPR)
  • Lucius drummer Dan Molad's drums and sticks set up in the Forum at MPR.
    Lucius drummer Dan Molad's drums and sticks set up in the Forum at MPR. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
  • Lucius multi-instrumentalist Andrew Burri's effects pedals.
    Lucius multi-instrumentalist Andrew Burri's effects pedals. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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