There’s no greater seal of approval for than a guest appearance on your album by one of rock’s true icons. That’s exactly what LA-via-Brooklyn indie pop act Lucius have managed to score on their newest album NUDES. The icon in question: Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters.

Lucius also have another connection with the great Waters. The band’s lead vocalists, Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, spent much of 2017 performing with Waters on his US + Them tour. Their new album was actually recorded during breaks off from the tour.


According to a statement from the band, NUDES is a “collection of acoustic songs: new, from our back catalog - reimagined, and covers we’ve always wanted to record. It is a record paying homage to what has been... and a hint at what’s to come.” The album features three new tracks, three covers (Tame Impala, Gerry Rafferty and Lead Belly) and four reinterpretations from Lucius’ back catalog. Wilco’s Nels Cline guests on the original ‘Million Dollar Secret,’ while Waters features on the cover of Lead Belly’s ‘Goodnight Irene.’

Listen to the album’s first single ‘Neighbors’ here.

Wolfe and Laessig will return to Waters’ US + Them tour in Australia this February, followed by their own tour of Australia and then a March trek through North America. Go here for the entire tour schedule.