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Son Lux artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Interviews & Profiles

Ryan Lott writes and records under the name Son Lux.

April 11, 2011 Divine inspiration or just making stuff up? Son Lux talks about the album he created in February.

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January 1, 2009 While bigger bands attracted more attention, smaller acts made the year's most memorable music.

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December 8, 2008 Hear a far-reaching roundtable discussion of the year's best albums and biggest surprises.

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June 30, 2008 Bonnie Prince Billy, Eef Barzelay, Baltimore band Ponytail, English folk group The Watersons, more.

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Left to right: Son Lux, Serengeti and Sufjan Stevens collaborate on a sometimes humorous but mostly beautiful EP.

May 23, 2012 Sufjan Stevens, Son Lux and Serengeti collaborate on a sometimes humorous but mostly beautiful EP.

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December 8, 2008 Hear a far-reaching roundtable discussion of the year's best albums and biggest surprises.

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Scene from the Song Lux video "Alternate World."

January 31, 2014 The electro-beat guru's song gets a steamy and thought-provoking treatment in its new video.

Son Lux's new album, Lanterns, comes out Oct. 29.

October 20, 2013 Son Lux's newest is an arresting mix of hip-hop, 21st-century R&B and experimental synthpop.

Clockwise from upper left: Dinosaur Jr., Victoria Bergsman of Taken By Trees, Baroness

July 10, 2012 Hear a premiere from Taken By Trees, new music from Dinosaur Jr. and a few surprises.

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Son Lux (left to right), Serengeti and Sufjan Stevens collaborated on an EP due out March 20 called Beak & Claw. It's being released on Anticon under the name s / s / s. (photos: Son Lux by Brenden Beecy, Serengeti  by Jayme Joyce, and Sufjan Stevens by Marzuki Stevens).

March 6, 2012 Hear a new song from the trio's upcoming EP Beak & Claw.

Ryan Lott writes and records under the name Son Lux.

February 16, 2012 Hear instrumental versions of Son Lux's most recent album We Are Rising.

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Ryan Lott writes and records under the name Son Lux.

April 10, 2011 Hear the album Ryan Lott wrote and recorded, from start to finish, in one month this past February.

We Are Rising's cover.

March 30, 2011 Twenty-eight is the magic number for Son Lux's upcoming album, We Are Rising.

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Radiohead (top), Panda Bear (bottom left), The Dodos (bottom right).

March 1, 2011 This week on All Songs Considered, Radiohead's surprise album gets a little time to sink in.

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Son Lux (Ryan Lott) at work in the studio.  This month we've been tracking his progress as he writes and records an entire album from start to finish.

February 28, 2011 See a video from his final day of a month-long project to write and record an entire album.

Sun Lox (Ryan Lott) in studio as he enters the final weekend to write and record an entire album in one month.

February 26, 2011 See a video update with Son Lux's latest sketches as he works through the final weekend.

Son Lux (Ryan Lott) at work in the studio.  This month we're tracking his progress as he writes and records an entire album start to finish.

February 18, 2011 In his latest update, Son Lux shares a new video and part of a new song sketch.

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February 15, 2011 This week on All Songs Considered, the members of Seattle's Fleet Foxes break a three-year silence.

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Electronic artist Son Lux (Ryan Lott) lays down a rare guitar track in his studio for the album he's writing and recording in one month.

February 10, 2011 See video of the artist in the studio as a new song begins to take shape.

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Son Lux (Ryan Lott) in the studio with CJ Camerieri, co-founder of yMusic, on trumpet.

February 8, 2011 Hear the latest samples from Son Lux's project to write and record an entire album in February.

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Ryan Lott of Son Lux in the studio.

February 4, 2011 Hear more sketches from Son Lux as he writes and records an entire album in a single month.

Ryan Lott, the artist who writes and records as Son Lux.

February 3, 2011 Sample two early sketches from the album Son Lux's Ryan Lott is writing and recording in one month.

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Bob Boilen will take the RPM Challenge. Will you?

January 31, 2011 Take the RPM Challenge, in which musicians record an album in 28 days just because they can.

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