Three cousins and two friends, a basement in Northampton, Massachusetts, and a mutual love of legendary eccentric rock acts like NRBQ, JJ Cale, and Tom Petty. That’s what it took to get the members of LuxDeluxe committed to forming a band. Across their home base of New England, this group of youngsters have been quickly gaining a reputation for high-octane shows that leave audiences sweaty. No wonder, as they deliver a serious punch of supple Rolling Stones-y grooves, persuasive danceable hooks, and rock-solid old-fashioned craft. Flaunting like Jagger, with all the sensuality of Bowie, lead singer Ned King taps into the kind of charismatic and boisterous showmanship that is unfortunately missing from most of today’s rock and roll. To date, LuxDeluxe has shared the stage with the likes of Deer Tick, White Denim, NRBQ, Reptar, Lake Street Dive, Rubblebucket, J Mascis, and Big Al Anderson. Deer Tick’s John McCauley even went so far to describe them as “absolutely spectacular and such a diamond of a live band.”
On May 5th LuxDeluxe will release their new album Let’s Do Lunch. The album finds them channeling their influences and capturing their live magic in the studio. Today Glide Magazine is excited to premiere the tune “Keep Your Distance”. The tune is over as soon as it begins, but it makes a strong impression with an energetic sound that brings to mind White Denim only punkier.
Band member Gabe Bernini has this to say about the song:
“Keep Your Distance” is the pumpin’ punky poppy track that opens our new record. We recorded it live in our basement last fall on a 4 track cassette recorder. We hope it gets you ready for the rest of the record and excites you like it does us.
LuxDeluxe release Let’s Do Lunch on May 5th. For more music and info visit luxdeluxemusic.com.