NPR Tiny Desk: Son Lux

Son Lux has such a unique and interesting sound.  All three members really shape this band and make it better.  From the vocals/lyrics to how they use silence and pauses in the tracks to make the beats and sounds stronger.  Check out what they just did for NPR last week.  


August 21, 2015by ROBIN HILTON • Most of the bands that play the Tiny Desk strip down their sound to accommodate the limited space and unconventional acoustics of an office. But Son Lux chose to do the exact opposite. Normally a trio of guitar, drums and keys based out of New York, the band blew up its sound for this performance, adding off-duty, civilian horn players from the United States Marine Band.

In spite of the more elaborate production — and extra decibels — Son Lux still made the performance intimate, in part by peeling back the otherwise-complex layers of each song and drawing out the most essential elements, particularly frontman Ryan Lott's voice. Known in part for his fragile falsetto, Lott belts out the vocals here like he's delivering power ballads.