Monday, December 16, 2013

Son Lux announces US Tour, premiers "Pyre" video via Stereogum

Son Lux announces US Tour, premiers "Pyre" video via Stereogum

His incredible third album, Lanterns, is out now on
Joyful Noise Recordings!

Please take a moment to watch it here:


Son Lux has just announced a US tour throughout February and March in support of the acclaimed album "Lanterns". Having already received praise from Pitchfork (Best New Track), NPR (100 Favorite Songs of the year), and many others, "Lanterns" will finally be performed live throughout Europe and the US, beginning January 14th in Berlin Germany, and extending through March 28th at the Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, TN. All tour dates will feature a full band backing Ryan Lott (aka Son Lux) with drummer Ian Chang (Landlady, Matthew Dear, People Get Ready) and guitarist Rafiq Bhatia (“the most promising improvisers in the United States today” - New York Times).
In addition, Stereogum has just premiered the new video for "Pyre". Watch the beautiful video directed by The Craig Brothers (www.wearefilmsny.comand featuring Son Lux and dancer Bennyroyce Royon here:
2/7 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom -
2/8 - Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel -
2/17 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s -
2/18 - Pittsburgh, PA - Andy Warhol Museum -
2/19 - Columbus, OH - Wexner Center -
2/20 - Indianapolis, IN - Joyful Noise
2/21 - St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway -
2/23 - St Paul, MN - Turf Club -
2/25 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge -
2/26 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court -
2/28 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret -
3/1 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge -
3/2 - Seattle, WA - Columbia City Theater -
3/4 - San Francisco - The Chapel -
3/5 - Visalia, CA - The Cellar Door -
3/7 - Los Angeles, CA - Natural History Museum
3/8 - La Jolla, CA - The Loft @ UCSD
ABOVE DATES w/ San Fermin
3/21 - Boston, MA - ICA -
3/22 - Montreal, QC - Le Belmont -
3/23 - Toronto, ON - The Drake
3/24 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick Lounge -
3/25 - Chicago, IL - Schubas Tavern -
3/28-30 - Knoxville, TN - Big Ears Festival
1/14 - Berlin, DE - Bi Nuu -
1/15 - Cologne, DE - Arttheatre -
1/16 - St. Gallen, CH - Palace -
1/17 - Luxembourg, LU - Rotonde -
1/18 - Brussels, BE - AB Club -
1/19 - Rotterdam, NL - Rotown -
1/21 - Nijmegen, NL- Merleyn -
1/22 - Amsterdam, NL - MC Theatre -
1/23 - London, UK - The Lexington -
1/24 - Dublin, IE - Workmans Club -
1/25 - Tourcoing, FR - Le Grand Mix -
1/26 - Paris, FR - MOFO Festival -
1/28 - Ghent, BE - Voorvuit -
1/29 - Stockholm, SE - Debaser-Strand -
1/30 - Helsinki, FI - Kuudes Linja -
1/31 - Copenhagen, DK - Stengade -
2/2 - Tel Aviv - Barby -
Early words on Lanterns:
"But there's no question Lott is a gifted composer and Lanterns is his most arresting album to date." NPR
"Son Lux’s Lanterns is looking like one of fall’s most fascinating new releases." Stereogum
"Lanterns isn't piecemeal beats or hastily assembled clutter, rather it begs to be heard as the lingua franca of the past and the future, something spoken on a pseudo-spiritual plane that connects the analog and digital realms." Pitchfork
"In giving his compositions a little more leeway to spin and pirouette with maximum emotional force, Son Lux has made his best album to date and proven the wisdom of waving goodbye to restraint once in a while." The Line of Best Fit
"Lanterns features an almost mind-bending collage of strings, wind instruments and synths, layered over top of insistent electronic beats and paired with haunting vocals. It's a delicate balancing act that would probably implode if left to a less skilled hand." CBC
"By exploring and flipping the textures of seemingly commonplace elements, Lott delivers multi-layered songs filled with fresh air…" Consequence Of Sound
"[Lanterns] carves out a space located snugly between body and brain, where warm instrumentation smacks into chilly waves of sub-bass, and choral vocals are recast in futuristic soundscapes." SPIN
"Every second of Lanterns throbs with sound…" PASTE
"Son Lux has created a brilliant piece of work with Lanterns, there’s never a dull moment on this record." Grimy Goods

"With its dense layering, the album always feels like it's in motion, constantly shifting and changing in a way that makes its deliberate construction feel like nothing short of a miracle as the album effortlessly drifts along." All Music

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