Happy Monday everyone! Today’s Music Monday spotlight is on post-rock Musician Ryan Lott (stage name- SON LUX).
Artist: Son Lux
Genre: Electro-Pop / Experimental
RIYL: Bjork, Radiohead, Arcade Fire
Lott worked full-time in New York City from 2007 until 2012 composing music for commercials. While he mainly concentrates now on his music career, he still continues to compose commercial music for various projects.
His second album, We Are Rising, was released on Anticon in 2011. It was recorded in 28 days for the RPM Challenge and was described by Consequence of Sound as “the dark, operatic middle ground between Owen Pallett and In Rainbows-era Radiohead or Wild Beasts‘ fantastic, operatic heights.”
He is a member of S / S / S along with Serengeti and Sufjan Stevens. The trio released their debut EP, Beak & Claw, on Anticon in 2012. In addition to working with Sufjan Stevens and Serengeti, Son Lux has collaborated with a wide array of notable artists, including indie rock darlings Peter Silberman (The Antlers), These New Puritans, My Brightest Diamond; composers and classical world institutions Nico Muhly, Richard Perry (Arcade Fire), Judd Greenstein, yMusic, ETHEL, and Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw; as well as rappers Busdriver and Beans (Antipop Consortium).
Son Lux’s production credits include arranging and programming for four major feature films, most notably Looper (2012), for which he developed the orchestrations and instrument design, and the forthcoming Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (2013).
Recently Son Lux has performed at Carnegie Hall with the Young People’s Choir of New York, held a weeklong residency at the Joyce Theater with Stephen Petronio Dance Company, performed with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and has shared the stage with Laurie Anderson, Philip Glass, Kate Davis, and Dose One. He will be collaborating this summer with Serengeti and Sufjan Stevens and world renown visual artist Jim Hodges for a musical accompaniment to a traveling retrospective of Hodges work debuting at the Walker Museum of Art in February of 2014.
Son Lux signed with Joyful Noise Recordings in May of 2013, the same month that his “haunting rendition” of Black Water was featured in JNR’s flexi-series. Simultaneous with the announcement that he would be joining Joyful Noise, he released the TEAR, a conceptual 7″ featuring one new song in two distinct parts. A new album entitled “Lanterns” is slated for release on October 29, 2013.  Was immediately named one of Pitchfork’s Best New Tracks.
In it’s first week Lanterns entered the charts at number for LP Vinyl sales, and number 6 for new alternative artists.