Monday, February 3, 2014

Son Lux's beautiful, new video for "Alternate World" debuts on NPR and wins a Vimeo Staff Pick! Touring all over the US starting this week.

Son Lux kicks off a North American tour in support of his newest LP,Lanterns, on February 7th in Manhattan

Directed by Truman and Cooper, the brand new video for "Alternate World" recently debuted on NPR. The beautifully shot video recently won a Vimeo Staff Pick and the directors said that what "matters for us are the true emotions. The song is so powerful that we wanted to push the actors to the edge to get a strong relationship, especially in the dark moments."

Please take a moment to watch it here:

Son Lux heads out on a North American 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 the US, beginning February 7th in Manhattan, 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).
02.07.14 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
02.08.14 – Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
02.17.14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
02.18.14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Andy Warhol Museum
02.19.14 – Columbus, OH @ Wexner Center
02.20.14 – Indianapolis, IN @ Joyful Noise
02.21.14 – St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
02.23.14 – St Paul, MN @ Turf Club
02.25.14 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
02.26.14 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
02.28.14 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
03.01.14 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
03.02.14 – Seattle, WA @ Columbia City Theater
03.04.14 – San Francisco @ The Chapel
03.05.14 – Visalia, CA @ The Cellar Door
03.07.14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Natural History Museum
03.08.14 – La Jolla, CA @ The Loft @ UCSD
ABOVE DATES w/ San Fermin
03.21.14 – Boston, MA @ ICA
03.22.14 – Montreal, QC @ Le Belmont
03.23.14 – Toronto, ON @ The Drake
03.24.14 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick Lounge
03.25.14 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
03.26.14 – Champaign, IL @ Mike N Molly’s
03.27.14 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
ABOVE DATES w/ Leverage Models
03.28-30.14 – Knoxville, TN @ Big Ears Festival
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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