Music Monday: Lucius (in Berlin next month)
October 27, 2014
There's something to be said about the whole package in music. Back in the day, groups not only had to have talent, but they had a look. Coordinating hairstyles and sparky dresses were de rigueur. Sure, it's all for show, but growing up in a time of flannel-shirted and stringy-haired musicians, I can't help but be smitten with band members that work as hard on presentation as they do on their pipes.
Lucius is all about this throwback style, complete with coordinating haircuts and a '60s-esque, lullaby sound to match. Their big hit "Turn it Around" begs you to dance and clap along, while this Lennon cover shows they have the vocal chops to be more than just two lead singers in matching outfits. I can't help but be a fan.
I for one will be slipping on a mini skirt and painting on some thick-winged liner - all the while fighting the urge to chop some super short bangs over my sink - and heading to their show here in Berlin next week, my first live music in far too long. Who's with me?