The most interesting thing about Seattle-based Lux's debut We Are Not The Same is that nobody in Seattle knows much about the band who made it. Except for this light plug from Three Imaginary Girls, Lux --a boy/girl duo consisting of David Chandler and Leah Rosen--has been pretty tight-lipped on the scene here, and have yet to play their first show.
Says the fancy press release:
Lux is still contemplating how it will play live (they never have!) as both Rosen and Chandler are self-confessed control freaks susceptible to the unpredictable nature of the stage. "Really, we just haven't got around to it yet," says Chandler. "We were actually offered a tour of Europe, but decided to focus on recording the album instead."
But the record shows a lot of spark from the mystery pair. Chandler and Rosen swap vocals easily throughout the 13-track debut, Chandler with a bit of Thurston Moore to his ambling tone, Rosen like a modern day Deborah Harry with songbird notes to hers. Their music is a blend of synthy electro-pop, new wave, and shoegaze, a gritty, dance-floor ready sound full of distortion, electric beats, and poppy nods from every genre to '50s bop-rock to '90s grunge.
It's good, catchy, well-produced stuff. Check out "The Window" below, and stay tuned for that first Lux show.