St. Lucia When The Night on 2LP + Download
Brooklyn-based synth-pop outfit St. Lucia will release their highly anticipated full-length debut, When The Night, via Neon Gold/Columbia Records. The album, which expands upon St. Lucia's unique brand of dreamy, nostalgic pop, was produced by the band's own Jean-Philip Grobler, with additional production and mixing from Chris Zane (Passion Pit), Rich Costey (Muse, Foo Fighters) and Andy Baldwin.
The brainchild of South African-bred Jean-Philip Grobler, St. Lucia's previous releases - 2012's September EP and self-titled EP - transported listeners to decades past while staying firmly rooted in the present, drawing out melodic bravado and euphoric energy while discarding any trace of the saccharine.
Complex Magazine named the group one of "20 New Bands To Watch Out For," while the Onion/A.V. Club describes their music as "pop perfection." In addition, SPIN raves that St. Lucia's "billowy textures and soaring choruses offer a potent elixir of tropical breezes and distilled sunshine." The band's song "All Eyes On You" was recently featured in national television campaigns for both Victoria's Secret and Taco Bell.
Originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, Jean-Philip Grobler grew up performing with the Drakensberg Boys Choir School, learning everything from Bach to minimalist opera. St. Lucia was born out of a moment in early 2010 when Grobler was looking to the past for inspiration. Growing frustrated with a rock project that was starting to feel forced, he delved back into the music that had first inspired him: Madonna, Fleetwood Mac, Peter Gabriel and other songs from his youth.
After setting up shop in a small Williamsburg studio in Brooklyn, Grobler began to experiment with these new influences and open the lid on his new project. Teaming up with friends Nick Brown, Ross Clark, Nicky Paul and Patricia Beranek to perform live, the newly formed group was signed to HeavyRoc Music after grabbing the attention of NYC production team The Knocks. Shortly after, St. Lucia partnered with Columbia imprint Neon Gold Records.
St. Lucia When The Night Track Listing:
1. The Night Comes Again
2. The Way You Remember Me
4. Wait for Love
5. All Eyes On You
6. Closer Than This
1. Call Me Up
2. We Got It Wrong
4. Too Close
5. When the Night