Lucius perform live in The Forum

Lucius perform 'Turn It Around' in the Forum at Minnesota Public Radio. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
Lucius perform in the Forum at MPR
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  • Lucius: 'Tempest' - Live in The Forum at MPR 05:41
  • Lucius: 'Go Home' - Live in The Forum at MPR 04:28
  • Lucius: 'How Loud Your Heart Gets' - Live in The Forum at MPR 06:13
  • Lucius: 'Turn It Around' - Live in The Forum at MPR 03:40

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

"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 check in from the road Brooklyn, N.Y.-based five-piece Lucius were last in The Current's studios in October 2013, and they have been touring aggressively since that time. They'll be back in town next week for a sold-out show at The Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis, and they recently checked in with us from the road.
  • Lucius perform live in The Current's studios Ahead of their show tonight at the 7th Street Entry, the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based indie-pop band fronted by singers Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe stopped into The Current's studios to chat with Mary Lucia and to play a few songs off their album, <i>Wildewoman</i>.

9 Photos

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    Lucius's Andrew Burri, Peter Lalish and Dan Molad (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Lucius's Holly Laessig and Andrew Burri (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Lucius's Jess Wolfe (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Lucius's Andrew Burri and Holly Laessig (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    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)
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    Lucius singers Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe (with multi-instrumentalist Andrew Burri upstage). (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Lucius guitarist Peter Lalish (MPR)
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    Lucius drummer Dan Molad's drums and sticks set up in the Forum at MPR. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Lucius multi-instrumentalist Andrew Burri's effects pedals. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)

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