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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.   The Quiet Way
  5.   Dream in Time
  6.   Montuno
  7.   Dream of Love
  8.   Talking Mountains
  9.   All of Everything
  10.   Never Before
  11.   Traces
  12.   When I Am a Woman
  13.   Canary
  14.   Worth Mentioning
  15.   What Mercy Is
  16.   Too Beautiful to Work
  17.   Beating Bowser
  18.   Face
  19.   No Domination
  20.   Earth Turner
  21.   Channeling
  22.   Cold Canada
  23.   Self-Unemployed
  24.   Your Name's Mostly Water
  25.   I Need Mirrors
  26.   Says You
  27.   Tiny Head
  28.   Seeing Things
  29.   Fifty Fifty
  30.   Engineers
  31.   God Is Pink
  32.   Fed to the Lions
  33.   If It Exists
  34.   Bucky's (2 Hours) Late
  35.   Spherical Mattress

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