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

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