The Luyas

Says You

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Paper Bag Records is excited to announce that The Luyas are set to release their first new music in four years!  Says You is out now!

Says You is The Luyas' first new recordings since their 2012 album, Animator. The lyrics are funny and smart, at times even touching. The music is playful, and diverse: ranging from cacophonous piles of synth, to woven patterns of interlacing melody. There are pads of horns mimicking some great, imagined organ, and layered rhythms egging each other along. Each of the EP’s five songs is a little world of its own characters, particular sense of humour, rules of physics, blue skies and acid rain. Like sitting down at a table with a friend, Says You bounces from the banal, to the absurd. It cuts a joke, it empties its wallet, it promises to get the tip next time, and when you smile, it smiles back.

It is easy to get lost in the Luyas’ musical world. Their retro-futurist songs are drenched in echo, and built from guitars, French horn, piles of keyboards, drums and percussion. The band’s brilliant debut album, Too Beautiful To Work was embraced by critics and was also included on the long list for the Polaris Music Prize in 2011.  Their last album, Animator, is rife with accounts of hallucinations, the split seconds that define us, the repetition of days, and the strangeness of the certainty of death.

1. Engineers
2. Bucky's (2Hours) Late
3. Says You
4. God Is Pink
5. If It Exists