Hello! Today I have a fantastic new record for your listening pleasure. We're into silly season, I know, but please do make time for this one and I'm confident that it will reward you generously.
He's worked with the likes of Serengeti, Busdriver, and Beans (of the Antipop Consortium); Sufjan Stevens; Arcade Fire mutli-instrumentalist Richard Reed Parry; Nico Muhly; These New Puritans, but now SON LUX steps back to the forefront with full-length album ‘Lanterns’ on October 28 via Joyful Noise Recordings. Please find your personal download enclosed.
The first track to make it's way online 'Lost It To Trying' has already notched up 150k plays with Pitchfork proclaiming it their Best New Track, alongside praise from many others. Second track to make it's way online 'Easy', contrasting & illustrating the diversity of this record, has followed in the same footsteps with high praise across the web.
Equal parts producer and composer, Son Lux (aka Ryan Lott) bridges an unusual gap between old-world music discipline and next-level experimentation.
Meditative but heaving with energy, ‘Lanterns’ finds a peculiar congruency between futuristic soul and ancient sentiment. Driving orchestral pop (‘Lost It To Trying’, ‘No Crimes’) is placed alongside haunting minimalism (‘Pyre’, ‘Enough Of Our Machines’), often starkly juxtaposing densely layered arrangements with Lott's intimate voice.
In recent past Son Lux has gained notoriety both for his s/s/s project (with Sufjan Stevens and Serengeti), and for being named NPR's "Best New Artist of the Year".
His third full-length album, and his first for Joyful Noise (Kishi Bashi, Sebadoh, etc.), positions Son Lux at the helm of an impressive ensemble of instrumentalists and singers, including Chris Thile (The Punch Brothers), Peter Silberman (The Antlers), DM Stith, Lily & Madeleine, Darren King (Mutemath), Ieva Berberian (Gem Club) and yMusic (Dirty Projectors, Bon Iver).
Son Lux celebrates the release of ‘Lanterns’ on November 4th, 2013 at Joe's Pub in Manhattan, NY!
In addition to CD & Digital, Joyful Noise will release two separate versions of limited edition vinyl:
- Deluxe VIP Edition: 500 copies on black & clear "colour in colour" vinyl. Each copy is hand-numbered, and personally thumb-printed in silver paint by Son Lux himself.
- Split-Color Edition: 1200 copies on black & clear "split colour" vinyl.