The debut album from Son Lux, At War with Walls & Mazes, was released on Anticon in 2008. Following this release, NPR named Son Lux “Best New Artist” on their program All Songs Considered.
The second Son Lux 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.”
Son Lux signed with Joyful Noise Recordings in May 2013, the same month that his “haunting rendition” of Black Water was featured in JNR’s flexi-series. Simultaneous with the announcement that Son Lux would be joining Joyful Noise, TEAR, a conceptual 7″ featuring one new song in two distinct parts was released. The album Lanterns was released on October 29, 2013. The album includes vocals from then label-mate Cat Martino of Stranger Cat. The lead single “Lost It To Trying” was immediately named one of Pitchfork’s Best New Tracks.
In 2014, Son Lux released the EP Alternate Worlds, which contained re-imagined songs from Lanterns, including a version of “Easy” with vocals by Lorde. In later 2014, Glassnote Records announced worldwide signing of Son Lux. In 2015 Ryan Lott of Son Lux was featured on The Art Assignment in a project that invites viewers to work collaboratively around music that he wrote for the program.
Working as a trio with Ian Chang on drums and Rafiq Bhatia on guitar, Son Lux released a fourth album, Bones on June 23, 2015.
On July 15, 2016, Son Lux appeared on stage at the Montreux Jazz Festival as a guest of Woodkid at the “Woodkid and Friends” evening.
24th February 2018
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