While chthonic might not look like a real word, it means concerning, belonging to or inhabiting the underworld. It is also the name of songwriter Julia Lucille’s latest album.
Lucille will perform at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Bishop Bar. Although Lucille’s album title invokes a sense of foreboding, her strong, clear voice keeps any sense of eeriness at bay, according to the Bishop's website.
While Lucille and other artists often write their songs on the road and select small pieces from the places they pass through or perhaps have never even been to, Lucille’s music contains influences from her current home: Texas. According to the Bishop’s website, her record has a soft country lilt that fades in and out of focus throughout different points in the album.
Lucille’s music can also be categorized as “dream folk,” according to her Bandcamp. Her album, released in April, received praise from Austin Monthly Magazine, which said it was “Lucille’s most fully realized work yet.”
All nine songs on the album “Cthonic” can be streamed and downloaded on Lucille’s Bandcamp. The show is open to ages 18 and up, and tickets are $7. The show is sponsored by Spirit of '68, and the organization gives attendees the option of adding a $1 donation to their ticket price to be split between Planned Parenthood and the ACLU, according to the Bishop’s website.
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