The Luxury Spirit is an Alternative/Indie Rock band from Asheville, NC. Moments of slight progressive leanings and shoe-gaze daydreaming can be heard in their sound with spacey melodic rock and major key melancholia. Drawing heavily on the sounds from their youth with bands like Hum, Sunny Day Real Estate, and Dinosaur Jr they craft huge songs with lush arrangements.
Originally a recording project in college, the band evolved and became fully formed in 2010. Clubs like the Emerald Lounge, L.A.B., and The Grey Eagle are places to catch their rapturous performances.
Luxury Spirit's live show is always something new....the band is a four piece with a huge, wailing sound. For smaller shows, Bob and George will do an acoustic performance with cellos and keyboards. Improvisation is something the band does not shy away from during their live set. Often songs become transformed on stage.
Mackey Tapes is the band's first full length album and was released independently in Feb of 2011. The title of the album refers to where the album's recording process all started...in the middle of the isolated woods of Western NC. Producer David Barrett drew on the themes of the album by recording in a shack in Old Fort, NC near the childhood home of songwriter Bob Burnette. There is a creek that runs through the land called Mackey's Creek which was also the name of the road Burnette and drummer Matt Aycock grew up on. Often music takes us back in memory, and Burnette's memories of music all started in this sleepy mountain town. Though the theme of this album is heartbreak, restlessness, and isolation there are many moments of hope and unwavering ambition to guide you through. With our closed eyes we all dream of home.