Lucid Fly Release Debut Album Stream For “Building Castles In Air”

For fans of Karnivool, A Perfect Circle and Dead Letter Circus come Lucid Fly with their debut LP Building Castles In Air released this past Friday.

The album (which was first premiered via Prog) is now available to be listened to below. The album was also reviewed on Musicology by Fiona Stephens.

The band have been described as mixing Prog Rock, Alternative and Dark Rock to create their individual style which is conveyed through the course of the album. This album was self-produced and mixed by Forrester Savell (Dead Letter Circus, Karnivool, Twelve Foot Ninja). 

Singer Nikki Layne and guitarist Doug Mecca said on the press release:
Finishing Building Castles In Air is by far the biggest thing that we’ve ever pulled off as a band. Our goal was to create an full-length album, even though it seems like a trend to release singles and EPs. To us, a full album is that thing that defines a band, that complete package with the artwork and around 10 songs of music that were all created and released as a unit, and belong together and represent a moment in a band’s creative path.

“In a way, we’ve been building up to this moment since we started playing music together. It’s like we’re meeting the world for the first time and can’t wait to introduce ourselves.”

The band was first thought of when Nikki and Doug met in Florida 18 years ago. Following three successful EPs it is this debut release that will hopefully give the group global exposure. This is no small prospect though as after Lucid Fly made their successful crowdfunding campaign of reaching $18,000 the band were invited by Mike Portnoy to play Progression Nation At Sea’s 2014 event (New Millennium Stage) alongside established acts Periphery, Haken, Riverside and more.

Mike Portnoy’s Shattered Fortress announced for Be Prog

It’s a new day for Be Prog! My Friend as they have now announced a very exclusive act playing. Just announced to play the festival are Mike Portnoy’s Shattered Fortress, who will be playing a selective set of songs dubbed the ‘Twelve Step Suite‘ as well as a few other Dream Theater songs Mike has written lyrics too. You can check out one of those songs below as well as the current lineup for the festival!