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Experimental Canadian indie rock ensemble the Luyas make arty, atmospheric pop. Formed in Quebec in 2006, the band centers around lead vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Jessie Stein and also features keyboardist/French horn player Pietro Amato, drummer Stefan Schneider, and organist Mathieu Charbonneau. The band self-released an EP in 2008 and followed it with the full-length Faker Death in 2009. The Luyas then signed to Dead Oceans and released the album Too Beautiful to Work in February of 2011. In January of 2012, Schneider left the band and was replaced by former Land of Talk drummer Mark Wheaton. Shortly afterwards, the band began work on their third album, Animator, which saw release on Dead Oceans in the fall of 2012. The album was heavily impacted by the death of a close friend of the band's at the onset of recording. With the lineup of Stein, Amato, both Wheaton and Schneider, and guitarist Michael Feuerstack, they followed it with a mostly improvised EP called Says You in 2016. It previewed their first full-length in nearly five years, 2017's Human Voicing, which was also rooted in improvisation and produced by Jace Lasek of Besnard Lakes. ~ Matt Collar
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  2.   Moodslayer
  3.   Crimes Machine
  4.   Fifty Fifty
  5.   Bucky's (2 Hours) Late
  6.   Face
  7.   All of Everything
  8.   Your Name's Mostly Water
  9.   Dream in Time
  10.   Seeing Things
  11.   Talking Mountains
  12.   Earth Turner
  13.   Tiny Head
  14.   Says You
  15.   God Is Pink
  16.   Cold Canada
  17.   Never Before
  18.   Self-Unemployed
  19.   Spherical Mattress
  20.   The Quiet Way
  21.   Fed to the Lions
  22.   Too Beautiful to Work
  23.   What Mercy Is
  24.   Beating Bowser
  25.   Worth Mentioning
  26.   If It Exists
  27.   Canary
  28.   Channeling
  29.   Montuno
  30.   No Domination
  31.   When I Am a Woman
  32.   Dream of Love
  33.   I Need Mirrors
  34.   Traces
  35.   Engineers

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