IndieWritersReview’s Music Monday! Spotlight: Music Artist SON LUX (Ryan Lott)

Happy Monday everyone! Today’s Music Monday spotlight is on post-rock Musician Ryan Lott (stage name- SON LUX).

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SON LUX website

Info  and  Wikipedia

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Artist: Son Lux

Album: Lanterns

Genre: Electro-Pop / Experimental

RIYL: Bjork, Radiohead, Arcade Fire

Ryan Lott, better known by his stage name Son Lux, is a post-rock and alternative hip hop musician based in New York City, New York, currently signed with Joyful Noise Recordings

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.[4]

Son Lux released his debut album, At War with Walls & Mazes, on Anticon in 2008.[1] Following this release, NPR named Son Lux “Best New Artist” on their program All Songs Considered.[2]

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.”[5][6]

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.[7] 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).[citation needed]

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).[8]

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. [9] Was immediately named one of Pitchfork’s Best New Tracks.[10]

In it’s first week Lanterns entered the charts at number for LP Vinyl sales, and number 6 for new alternative artists.



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