Captain Dapper Loves Lucius on NPR's Tiny Desk Concert
I picked up Lucius' album Wildewoman on a lark over the weekend. I had heard one of their songs on satellite radio the week prior and it got my toes a'tappin'. I've given the entire album a few spins since I bought it and I'm kinda digging it. (Of course, it's not an album and it doesn't spin. It's a digital download. So I guess it would be more accurate to say that I've given the download a few streams since I bought it but that just sounds stupid. So I'm going to stick with give it a spin.)
While I'm enjoying the album, I wish it captured more of the joie de vivre present in this NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert. Lead vocalists Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, guitarists Dan Molad and Peter Lalish and drummer Andrew Burri pack a lot of sound into this mini concert. The final song of the set (starting at 14:05) incorporates a can of almonds as an impromptu drum. And even though the song is all about telling some girl named Genevieve to shut her mouth, I defy you to not smile while watching the band crank out the infectious tune.
I only came upon this concert after already listening to the album for a few days. When I searched the band's name on YouTube last night, finally curious about the band's appearance, this Tiny Desk Concert was one of the first things to pop up. If I hadn't already bought Wildewoman, I definitely would have picked it up after watching the video.
Having first heard the band before seeing them, I was actually a little surprised by their charming instrumentation. Perhaps it's because the album comes across as so polished that I expected them to employ a drum machine and a iPad.
At any rate, watch the concert, buy the album and go see Lucius live if they're in your part of the world.