Before AU was one of the brightest lights in the modern indie-folk scene, Luke Wyland was simply luc. Best described as sketches of what would become AU, luc‘s debut “PeaoftheSea” was recorded in scattered locations across new england, soaking up the calm and beautiful landscapes with lush soft sounds and timid vocals.
A definite for AU fans or anyone who wants to take a walk through snow covered hills.
Before AU was one of the brightest lights in the modern indie-folk scene, Luke Wyland was simply luc.
AU (pronounced “Ay-you”) is the work of multi-instrumentalist Luke Wyland with Dana Valatka on drums and Holland Andrews on vox and clarinet.
Begun while Luke was finishing up his art degree in 2005, they’ve since been touring the US and Europe extensively. Their live show is wild and heavily rhythmic, bouncing between extremes of cacophony and minimalistic restraint.
Here’s one of the more hilarious descriptions from a fan after a show – “It’s like Radiohead and Coldplay had sex and had a kid that had a 3-some with a synthesizer and a drumset and had a kid hat got high on acid and dope while listening to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon during a laser light show.”
Not sure if the band agrees (especially about the Coldplay reference) but certainly leads the mind somewhere…
Formats : CD/mp3
Catalog Number : AGO002
Barcode : 616892682325
Release Date : September 6 2005
1. Faith (louielouie) Enter
2. Things That Block
3. …Like Bacon Sundays
6. Backbone Nuance Give Millions Hope
7. Opus 3b
8. Do It Just
9. Rabid Hop
13. Faith (louielouie) Exit
CD : $10.00 + Shipping costs
Immediate Download : $6.99