St. Lucia Announce Sophomore Album Matter To Be Released January 29, 2016 On Columbia Records | Shore Fire Media

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St. Lucia Announce Sophomore Album Matter To Be Released January 29, 2016 On Columbia Records

St. Lucia Announce Sophomore Album Matter To Be Released January 29, 2016 On Columbia Records

Album Pre-Order And New Track "Physical" Available Now
Addidional New Songs Revealed Via Live Performance On Kcrw's "Morning Becomes Eclectic"



St. Lucia have revealed that their new album Matter will be released January 29, 2016 via Columbia Records. The band's much-anticipated sophomore record, the follow-up to their breakthrough debut When The Night, was produced by bandleader Jean-Philip Grobler along with Chris Zane (Passion Pit, The Walkmen). Having recorded the record primarily on a studio consul formerly owned by Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine, Grobler compares Matter to the band's first LP by saying "if the last album sounded like the tropics, this album is the desert." Pre-order Matter here:


New song "Physical," a primal dance track, follows the success of the band's current single "Dancing On Glass," which reached the top 5 on Spotify's Global Viral Chart and has been streamed nearly 3 million times in one month, making it the band's fastest rising single yet. Listen:


Pairing propulsive synths with a driving beat, Grobler describes "Physical" as follows: "Physical is about giving up control in a sexual situation and having an intimate experience that is purely carnal in nature. The music and lyrics develop together: a minimal and tight first half of the song makes way for a lush coda, just as the 'physical' experience moves from tension to release." 


Download "Phyisical" here:


The band has also released live versions of several new tracks recorded yesterday on KCRW's acclaimed "Morning Becomes Eclectic." As host Jason Bentley put it: "This should be the biggest band in the world right now." You can stream the entire 45-minute performance and interview here:


Many dates have already sold out for St. Lucia’s 2016 headline tour, and additional shows have already been added in San Francisco and Chicago. Full itinerary below. 


St. Lucia’s 2013 full-length debut 'When The Night' earned raves from Billboard, SPIN and Buzzfeed, performances on Kimmel and Seth Meyers, multiple Terminal 5 sellouts in NYC, and major festival plays including Lollapalooza, Governors Ball and a slot on the Coachella main stage. They've collaborated with Passion Pit, Charli XCX, Foster the People + more. 



1. Do You Remember?

2. Home

3. Dancing on Glass

4. Physical

5. Game 4 U

6. The Winds of Change

7. Love Somebody

8. Rescue Me

9. Stay

10. Help Me Run Away

11. Always



1/30 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall (SOLD OUT)

2/12 – Columbus, OH @ A&R Bar *

2/13 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre *

2/15 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix *

2/16 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall *

2/17 – Boston, MA @ Royale *

2/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ TLA *

2/20 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club * (SOLD OUT)

2/22 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall * (SOLD OUT)

2/23 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall *

2/25 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue ^

2/26 – Kansas City, MO @ Madrid Theatre ^

2/27 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre ^

3/1 – Vancouver, BC @ Venue ^

3/2 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market ^

3/4 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom ^

3/5 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore ^ (SOLD OUT)

3/6 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

3/8 – San Diego, CA @ North Park Observatory ^

3/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theater^

3/11 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory ^


* with Tigertown

^ with Grace Mitchell