Fronted by the enchanting Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, Lucius has drawn acclaim for powerful songs showcasing taut hooks, along with their mesmerizing stage presence and bold visual aesthetics. Multi-instrumentalists Peter Lalish and Dan Molad round out the group. Witness Lucius’ vocals — praised by The New York Times as “especially gorgeous” — at their Big Ears debut this spring.
Returning to the festival this year is Rostam Batmanglij, also known as Rostam, who performed as part of the prep-pop outfit Vampire Weekend at Big Ears 2010. After departing from the band to pursue independent projects, Rostam has produced music for Solange and Frank Ocean, and released a stellar debut solo album Half Light.
Both Lucius and Rostam enhance this year’s lineup with their unique flavor of indie pop.