The Luyas’ ‘Animator’: Seductive Orchestral Pop

The Luyas' album, Animator, is out now.
The Luyas’ album, Animator, is out now.

In a year brimming with stellar records featuring a female singer awash in dreamy atmosphere and epic soundscapes (Exitmusic, Cat Power, Beach House, Purity Ring, and numerous others) The Luyas may get somewhat lost in the mix. While the band may share some musical DNA with those artists — the breathy vocals; the analog synths and slowly decaying echoes that envelop the songs — the Montreal quartet is proving just as inventive, crafting some of this year’s most alluring, sad music.

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