Preview: St. Lucia at 9:30 Club

 Photo credit to Shervin Lainez.

Photo credit to Shervin Lainez.

St. Lucia

Brooklyn-based St. Lucia is at the tail-end of their 2-month headlining tour, debuting their third album “Hyperion.” St. Lucia is the production name of Jean-Philip Grobler who plays along with is bandmate, now wife, Patricia Beranek, and fellow members Ross Clark, Nick Paul and Dustin Kaufman.

St. Lucia’s sound is immediately infectious and high-energy, and beneath their bubbly synths are an abundance of thought-provoking messages. Grobler writes music as if he’s penning a personal memoir. He explores the paradox of youth and maturity, the power dynamics of women and men, and the pervasion of spirituality.

The name of their latest record, “Hyperion,” comes from the Greek god of the sun and moon, which impressed Grobler as he aspired to stabilize his inner weights of light and darkness. The theme for this album reflects on identifying meaningful elements in life. This message strikes deep with Grobler, especially given the birth of his first child last year.  These moments that matter, which Grobler is reflecting upon, exist beyond the daily influx of materialistic and social distractions. With the third album, Grobler aims to create a positive intimacy with the listener as a way inspire them to recognize existential substance. By becoming more self-aware, the listener is empowered to progressive construct their lives and the ones around them.

We can’t wait to get down with St. Lucia, SHAED and The Colonies at the 9:30 Club on Nov. 6th. Grab tickets here!

 Photo courtesy of OnMilwaukee.com.

Photo courtesy of OnMilwaukee.com.

SHAED

DC-born and raised Chelsea Lee and Max and Spencer Ernst make up the trio known as SHAED. Chelsea’s divine vocals infuse the brothers’ multi-instrumentalist beats, making their sound feel like translucent pop. Last month SHAED dropped their highly anticipated EP “Melt.” The EP contains summer singles such as “You Got Me Like” and “Trampoline.” You may even recognize “Trampoline”, which is the featured song for Apple’s Macbook Air advertisement. They’re on the rise and in hot demand. They’re currently touring with ayokay, who also happens to be performing the same night (October 6). It’ll be your extra lucky evening to be catching them open for St. Lucia. To learn more about SHAED, we had the opportunity to chat with them back in April. See the interview here.

 Photo by Meredith Wohl.

Photo by Meredith Wohl.

The Colonies

Let’s just say we’re about supporting DC-artists. The Colonies is a beachy garage band made up of senior George Washington University students. The group is composed of Pete Stevens (vox, guitar), Joey Mamlin (drums), Dylan Trupiano (guitar), and Jordan Mullaney (bass). In addition to getting their degrees, they’re pushing through their third LP. Post-graduation the boys plan to dedicate more time to play more live shows and grow their audience. We’re excited to see their future unfold, which is why we sat down with them after their music video shoot last month. Check out the interview here.