In honor of SXSW 2019, Paste will be highlighting the best sessions previously recorded during the festival at the Riverview Bungalow in Austin.
Indie folk duo Lucius took a trip out west for South By Southwest 2013, and while there they stopped by the Riverview Bungalow for a short session.
The four-song set included “Go Home”, “Don’t Just Sit There” and “Turn It Around” from the group’s 2013 EP, as well as a cover of “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore”, originally released by Buddy Holly in 1959 and made famous by Linda Ronstadt in 1975.
While indie-pop for all intents and purposes, there’s no question that Lucius’ entrancing aura takes influence from folk rock and country motifs. It’s a sound that, when woven together with the devastating harmonies of frontwomen Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, results in something sultry and western, upbeat but foreboding; think Johnny Cash’s “God’s Gonna Cut You Down” but with a little more sunshine and glitter. What better backdrop for such a sound than Austin, Texas itself?
Listen to the 2013 session below. Further down, hear their Daytrotter session from the same year.