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Interview:
"Roadies" exposure is a new adventure for Lucius
 

By GARY GRAFF
Digital First Media, @GraffonMusic

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Since its March release, Lucius principals Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe have been hearing about how different their latest album, "Good Grief," is from the Brooklyn indie pop troupe's 2013 first national release "Wildewoman."

And they're not quite sure what the fuss is about.

"A lot of people say it's a big departure or so different form 'Wildewoman," but it didn't feel that way to us," Laessig, 31, says by phone from Columbus, Ohio. "But I think that's because even on 'Wildewoman' the songs changed so much when we played them live and became much more lively. People would say the live show is so much different than the record, so that was something we wanted to make sure we got on 'Good Grief,' to sound like ourselves more.

"So it really felt like a natural growth, but I guess it sounds different for people who aren't us. But they've seemed ot embrace it, which is a lovely thing."

Lucius is having its first significant airplay success with "Good Grief's" first single "Born Again Teen," and the group has been busy touring in both North America and Europe. It's also gotten a boost from the Showtime series "Roadies," in which the group appears as itself in more than one episode, which Laessig says was a thrilling experience.

"That was so good, just an amazing cast of people and directors and crew members and stuff. It was pretty awesome to see," she recalls. "We worked a lot of overtime but we were happy to do it because Cameron (Crowe) is the best boss in the world, really amazing to work wtih and so patient. I had one line and was really nervous about it and he spent a lot of time with me on my tiny, measly little part when he could be doing a million other things.

"So that was really inspiring. We got 'acting experience' and some really cool musical experiences. It was pretty magical."

Lucius

Thursday, July 28. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Saint Andrews Hall, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit.

Tickets are $18.

Call 313-961-8961 or visit saintandrewsdetroit.com.


Web Site: www.saintandrewsdetroit.com

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