Brooklyn-based band Lucius will be headlining their first tour, and it’ll include a hometown set at the Mercury Lounge on the 18th. 2012 was a big year for the quintet, as the band released their critically acclaimed EP, an EP which is heavily influenced by 60s girl pop, indie rock, while being infectiously danceable. They had songs featured on 90210 and Emily Owens, MD. And based on the response to Lucius’ EP, their full-length debut effort is anticipated by my tons of publications across the interwebs and blogosphere. 

Lucius was recently invited on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series and it’s a great performance. The band – in particular their frontwomen Holly Laessing and Jess Wolfe – come off as extremely charming. There’s a couple funny moments here: someone in the audience gives Wolfe and Laessing a high five, and initially they both think it’s a double high five. They managed to treat the moment with a great sense of humor. Also, when they realize they can play another song for the sessions, there’s a brief moment where they’re figuring out how to recreate the right percussive sound with office items.