You can't be what you've always dreamed of being until you can't imagine being anything else in this life. You get one shot and you had better take it. With caution to the wind and hearts exposed to the open air, Lux Courageous is the next step in the evolution of everything genuine about music.
When Lux was formed in 2001, PJ Tepe and Adam Loporto had good reason to come together and do something productive with their frustrations, considering the state of the world and music that specific year. Having no serious musical aspirations at first, PJ and Adam came together to just do what was natural and have a good time. After months and months of writing and home recording, it was decided that maybe Lux start playing some shows. It was then that this "thing" was named Lux Courageous.
After some time of showing up to Long Island hardcore shows with nothing more than acoustic guitars, it was decided that there was still another step to be taken in the evolution of Lux. With the addition of Chris Valentino and Jani Zubkovs, the music started taking on a more aggressive sound but still staying true to the acoustic guitar sound that started everything in the first place. Playing shows on Long Island quickly turned into playing shows all over the tri-state area.
With an independently released EP in hand, Lux started getting the right kind of attention as well as a phone call from Triple Crown Records in late 2003. Adding the piano expertise of Justin Williams and signing to Triple Crown within a month of each other had finally put Lux where, they feel, the powers that be had always intended them to be. Lux headed into the studio to record their first full-length record (Reasons That Keep the Ground Near) in the summer of 2004 with the confidence that the result would make a more than noticeable dent on the music scene at present.
People frequently ask, "What does Lux Courageous sound like?" The answer has yet to be determined. Every single song written has a totally different feel to it. Some are killer pop songs. Others are mature rock ballads. Desperate vocals, brilliant guitars, and graceful piano, with technical and innovative rhythm reinforcement, provide a formula for songs that not one person can care to forget.
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