One of our favorite bands at Paste, Lucius, has announced a new project debuting in the immediate future, at next week’s Sundance Film Festival. The band has provided the score for Zoe Lister-Jones’ (Life in Pieces) new film Band Aid, which premieres at the festival on Tuesday, Jan. 24. On the film, Lister-Jones says “Band Aid is a film about a home, and what it takes to cultivate that sacred and often fragile space. It’s a film about art, and love, and rock and roll. And how we find light amidst the dark.”
The film is apparently the story of a warring couple who come up with an unconventional way of getting past their differences. With a shared love of music, they launch a “last-ditch effort to save their marriage by deciding to turn all their fights into song. With the help of their neighbor Dave (Fred Armisen) who was once a drummer, they start a band.”
AND Fred Armisen? It’s like we wrote the film ourselves in the Paste office.
The band has spent much of the last year touring behind their album Good Grief, which landed at #22 in our 50 best albums of 2016. They made major festival appearances at Bonnaroo, Osheaga, Eau Claires and Latitude, and frontwomen Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig additionally played several shows alongside Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters at the Desert Trip festival. And of course, the ultra-talented ladies also made a stop at the Paste Studio in NYC to record a scintillating session of Good Grief material that you can stream below.
In short, we can’t wait to see what kind of new music the band has cooked up for Band Aid.