I remember when I first discovered Lucius, completely oblivious to the mindblowing set I was about to experience the night of Deli Fest at the Cameo Gallery. Since then, I've been waiting with bated breath for anything vaguely resembling new Lucius news. Be that a full length album (they have one but it's practically doesn't exist), tour dates, anything. Today, the gals and guys of Lucius premiered their video for "Turn It Around" over on Paste Magazine (from their recent self-titled EP) and it's everything I could've dreamed of.
In the Matt Pizzano directed video, Lucius plays homage to the 60s pop sound that they draw so heavily from appearing on an American Bandstand type show. The girls of Lucius draft another lady into the fold and great deal of drama ensues. The new girl isn't ready for the pressures of fame and for one girl, seeing her friend enjoy success sends her into a envious self-destructive spiral. It's all very "American Dreams" if they focused more on Bandstand and less on the lives of the other people in the show.