Today’s song is “Coroner’s Office” by Lux. This recent single off the Seattle duo’s debut album We Are Not The Same, which was released on April 3rd, 2012. The band wrote “Coroner’s Office” “in an addled haze of oblivion” according to the male half of the duo, David Chandler. “I was watching a lot of ‘Forensic Files’ and ‘Cold Case Files.’ There was a channel that ran this stuff 24/7. I also saw documentaries about Gacy, Gein and Dahmer. This inspired song ideas and ‘Coroner’s Office’ seemed to encapsulate these ideas the most. The song ended up being recorded at the very last minute for inclusion on the album.”
Inspired by some of the most essential artists of the era of indie and underground music (Pavement, The Velvet Underground, Sonic Youth, The Magnetic Fields, The Jesus & Mary Chain, New Order, Blondie), Leah Rosen and David Chandler trade off vocals, guitars, synths and drum programming on their debut album which they also wrote, recorded, and mixed themselves.