St. Lucia Fight Gentrification With Epic Rooftop Party in 'Elevate' Video

Brooklynites celebrate doomed studio space with 'When the Night' promo clip

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Kyle McGovern WRITTEN BY
Kyle McGovern

Brooklyn-based synth wizards St. Lucia are currently in the process of being evicted from their studio and practice space, so the warehouse they operate out of can be converted into (what else) condominiums. As a last hurrah, project leader Jean-Philip Grobler and supporting players decided to throw one final rooftop party. In the spirit of efficiency, St. Lucia filmed the shindig and have repurposed the footage into their new video for "Elevate," the irrepressible lead single from upcoming debut album When the Night. Take part in the glorious, summertime celebration by hitting the play button above (via Noisey) and watch out for cameos from members of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, who are friends of St. Lucia and are also being kicked out of the NYC warehouse.

When the Night drops on October 8 via Neon Gold/Columbia. It'll come complete with "Too Close," another expertly crafted dance-floor daydream.

St. Lucia tour dates:

October 2 – Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theatre
October 4 – Washington D.C. @ DAR Constitution Hall
October 5 – Boston, MA @ Royale
October 6 – Boston, MA @ Royale
October 9 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
October 10 – New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
October 11 – New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
October 12 – Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
October 15 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
October 16 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
October 18 – Detroit, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom
October 19 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theater
October 21 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
October 23 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall
October 25 – Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum Theatre
October 26 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
October 29 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
October 31 – San Diego, CA @ Humphrey’s Amphitheatre
November 2 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theatre
November 5 – Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
November 6 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
November 8 – St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheater
November 9 – Tampa, FL @ Coastline Festival
November 10 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Coastline Festival
November 11 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre
November 12 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works

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