Live Video: Lucius

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Lucius with John Richards / photo by Dave Lichterman (view set)

Besides deliberate misspellings and prodigious capitalization in band names, we hope that one of the trends people will note about the music of 2013 is the ascendency of female voiced indie pop. CHVRCHES, HAERTS, HAIM (okay, a few bands fall into both categories!) as well as London Grammar, Lorde, and many other girl-led groups are proliferating radio charts and tastemakers' playlists this year. New band Lucius, though, is a breed apart. Most strikingly different, the Brooklyn based group features dual vocalists Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, who sing in constant harmony, immediately bringing to mind girl groups of the 50's and 60's, even as the songs on their debut LP, Wildewoman, traverse a range of influences and styles, from dusty folk pop to dynamic indie rock, and through gentle melodies to barely controlled blow-outs. More than support for the girls' luscious voices, the guys - drummer and producer Danny Molad, guitarist Peter Lalish, and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Burri - interweave their parts through the vocal harmonies and provide backup, all while dressing sharply. And that's a huge part of their appeal: Lucius looks, sounds and dresses like a band, even as they're acting like wilde-women and men! Check out their amazing in-studio performance, proving it's never too early to harmonize, live on the Morning Show with John Richards:

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