GLASSNOTE RECORDS ANNOUNCE SIGNING OF SON LUX
SON LUX SCORES THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ELEANOR RIGBY OUT NOVEMBER 4th, 2014
New York, NY- Glassnote Entertainment Group is excited to introduce the newest addition to the independent label’s roster with the worldwide signing of New York City-based artist Son Lux.
Son Lux is led by Ryan Lott. After his first record, At War With Walls and Mazes, NPR’s All Songs Considered declared him the “Best New Artist.” Son Lux has released two EPs and two LPs since, including 2011’s We Are Rising LP, ambitiously written and recorded in just 28 days. In 2013, Son Luxreleased Lanterns, to critical acclaim, which he most recently re-imagined as the Alternate Worlds EP. The Alternate Worlds EP reworks four songs from Lanterns and features Lorde.
Son Lux, never one to keep to one project, as Pitchfork has keenly noticed, “works at the nexus of several rarely-overlapping Venn Diagrams.” As such, few artists have built a more impressive and varied array of collaborators; Pop icons Lorde, Beyoncé producer Boots and Richard Parry (Arcade Fire), indie darlings Sufjan Stevens (with whom he shares the side project Sisyphus) and Peter Silberman (The Antlers), composers Nico Muhly and Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw, rappers Serengeti, Busdriver and Beans (Antipop Consortium), and MacArthur Genius Grant recipient and Bluegrass legend Chris Thile are all among Son Lux’s recent collaborators.
Son Lux has also made a name for himself composing music for film, theater and dance. Most recently,Son Lux has written and arranged the score for The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, starring James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain, in theaters now. Of the score, Ryan Lott states, “Jessica Chastain’s character in the film is like glass; She is both rigid and extremely fragile. This inspired me to explore the sonic potential of tuned wine glasses, which became the primary source of sound and texture for the score.”
The score will be available on November 4th via Glassnote Records. Fans can preorder the score here and will instantly receive a download of “No Fate Awaits Me.” Lott explains, “’No Fate Awaits Me” appears in the closing scene of two of the three versions of the film, and was fittingly the last piece I wrote for the score. It features Faux Fix, whose voice appears and fades like a ghost throughout the album.”
Please check out “No Fate Awaits Me” here.
Son Lux is working on a new album for release in 2015 and is about to kick off a full tour of Europe, including stops at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Paris on October 31st and the Iceland Airwaves Festival on November 8th, 2014. Full tracklisting for the score and all tour dates are below.
- No Fate Awaits Me (feat. Faux Fix)
- Silence I
- Let Me Follow
- Race to Erase
- Trailing Memory
- Silence II
- Almost Crossing
- After It All (feat. Faux Fix)
- Silence III
ABOUT THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ELEANOR RIGBY
With his unique vision, writer/director Ned Benson ambitiously captures a complete picture of a relationship in the beautifully relatable portrait of love, empathy and truth that is THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ELEANOR RIGBY: HIM/HER. Once happily married, Conor (McAvoy) and Eleanor (Chastain) suddenly find themselves as strangers longing to understand each other in the wake of tragedy. The film explores the couple’s story as they try to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone. This dual version, which premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, showcases two films side by side – titled HIM and HER – that examine each side’s perspective and take a further look into the subjectivity of relationships.