St. Lucia's "Elevate"--a Lawless Staff Pick
Posted 11/13/2013 4:32:00 PM

St. Lucia looks like a band in the video below, but it's really the nom de plume of South African-born, Brooklyn-based Jean-Philip Grobler. He's cranked out a pair of EPs over the last couple of years, and followed that up this fall with a debut full-length, called When the Night.  As mentioned on the air, St. Lucia delivers a flawless modern take on mid-80s new wave, much like M83 before it--and like Gonzalez, Inc.,St. Lucia has applied those sounds via remixes to various singles from other artists--including Foster The People, Passion Pit, and more.  The video for "Elevate" features real footage from the outfit's eviction party on the roof of their Brooklyn rehearsal space.  Keep an eye peeled for Sharon Jones and various Dap-Kings here and there, as they were also booted from the building in the name of "sprucing up the neighborhood."  

Posted By: Lynn  
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