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The Luyas

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

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