Uncle Lucius

  • Uncle Lucius
  • 2016-08-01

The 12 songs on the fourth album from Texan band Uncle Lucius share themes of travel, movement, and quests without destinations. The Light continues the five-pieces model of writing what guitarist Mike Carpenter descibes as ‘southern rock for the thinking man’. We spoke to the band about their latest exploits.

Steak, with loaded baked potato.

2016 - what is your goal?
To work smarter.

Did you make any new year's resolutions?
Nope.

What was the biggest lesson you learnt in 2015?
Not to take myself so seriously.

What was the musical highlight of 2015?
Jason Isbell’s latest album, Something more than Free.

Who are you excited to hear from in 2016?
Shinyribs.

Tell us about the record you have just released.
The Light is our fourth studio album. It reflects our musical influences and delves into the question of self and the journey toward understanding.

If you had to pick three artists to be filed next to, who would they be and why?
Los Lobos, James McMurtry and The Rolling Stones. Seems like good company.

What inspired the record?
Life and the unraveling questions.

If the record were an animal, what animal would it be?
“A Liger. It’s pretty much my favorite animal.” Napolean Dynamite.

Define your sound in five words.
Steak, with loaded baked potato.

If you could jam with one artist alive or dead, who would it be?
Howlin’ Wolf.

If you could have written one song by another artist, what would it be?
“Loving her was easier than anything I’ll ever do again” by Kris Kirstofferson.

Someone is making a film of your life, who will play you?
Robert Duvall.

Lastly, tell us one thing you have never revealed in an interview.
I’ve written more than one tune about The Chupacabra.

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