WHO IS LUX?
With their age difference over a decade and their height difference over a foot, LUX is an uncanny duo of synths, drums, and explosive harmonies. Both from Springfield, MO, Ivy Schulte and Jake Rogers began playing together in 2012. After two years of experimenting with full bands, Schulte and Rogers discovered an exclusive energy as a duo. The sound of LUX is influenced by the spirit of the '80s and the beat of the blues, weaving acoustic drums and vocals with a wall of self-produced synth, organ, and piano layers. In the midst of the massive sound, the songs and lyrics still radiate through, carrying themes of hope, loss, reflection, and introspection.
LUX crafts their stage performances to engage and move the crowd. At a recent show in Springfield, MO, an audience member said, "[LUX's] shows are emotional roller coasters; you'll laugh, scream, and jump around so much you can't believe how sweaty you are, then you'll cry because something they've written will touch you and will remind you of everything you've even through, then you'll do it all over again." At any given show, the duo is clad in identical, vibrant outfits and an unequal person-to-instrment ratio, with Schulte on the drums and guitar and Rogers on three keyboards and a keytar.
Over the years, LUX has had the opportunity to open for artists such as Andy Grammer, Ingrid Michelson, and Phillip Phillips. In addition to performing, the duo released a self-titled EP in 2015. LUX released their debut album, PAX on October 7th, 2016. The album is the outcome of four years of carefully crafting their sound and reflecting on life, youth, and the aftermath of devastation.