Saturday, November 15, 2014

Luxley

New Orleans based, indie dance rock artists Ryan Gray, aka Luxley, announces upcoming debit EP and its recent addition to Bombay Bicycle Club and Milo Greene's Fall 2014 North American Tour. Slated for release in early 2015, Luxley's Spirit EP marks the return of co-producer and former Passion Pit member Ayad-Adhamy to the world catchy, synth-pop hooks from his guitar driven, punk rock anthem slinging project Team Spirit and production of Black Bell records. Justin Gerrish (Vampire Weekend, The Strokes) lends his ear as engineer and mixer, helping to draw out the indie pop, and timeless dance synth-centric elements.

After moving back home from a research program in Nashville and from a financially stable promising career in medicine, Luxley reconnected with local NOLA scene and old friend (now manager and founder of Rude of Fox records) Sky McElroy, and began recording his new music.

This Fall, Luxley finds itself on a North American tour through notable West Coast, Canada, Midwest,  and East Coast venues likes Los Angeles' Wiltern Theatre, San Francisco's Warfield Theatre, Seattle's The Show Box, Boston's House of Blues, New York City's Terminal 5, and more with fellow sample-driven indie-pop and 2014 Mercury Prize Finalist Bombay Bicycle Club and cinematic pop quintet Milo Greene.


"Spirit" is a song that tells a story simultaneously about finding the one person who makes you feel completely alive, yet not knowing how they'll feel when they find out. It tells the story of searching for the hope that you will succeed during a time which you have lost or given almost everything of yourself.

The release will mark Luxley's first since 27 year-old Gray's departure from a financially secure future in an MD/PHD program to the instability of pursuing music full-time as ca career pursuit "I was in med school at Tulane, and I left," Gray recalls. "With medicine, I could be satisfied and find some bliss, but with music, I could be fulfilled and find bliss outside myself." Since departing, Gray has been collaborating with long-time friend turned manager and occasional co-lyricist, Sky McElroy, to pursue that bliss.

His brand new track "Spirit" features Nora Patterson. The track is the first single from Luxley's upcoming album. Spirit is out now and available HERE.


To hear and learn more about Luxley go to:
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