Lucas Oswald

Austin, TX

Lucas Oswald is a songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist, recording engineer, podcast production aficionado, and international touring musician. His critically acclaimed solo album Whet is out now on Cosmic Dreamer Music. He performs as a member of Shearwater and Jesca Hoop, and is a past member of the bands The Appleseed Cast, Old Canes, The Dan Ryan, and Minus Story.


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Dark On Us

“[Dark On Us] may be the most pleasant song about panic ever written.”


Stream ‘’Dark On Us’’ on Spotify:



"[...]the track’s lyrics find Oswald fighting his own mental demons, the ones that try to replace your personal value with the fear of abandonment."

--Consequence of Sound

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...deeply personal, profoundly cathartic songwriting, a document that charts his evolution as a songwriter. Heartfelt songwriting with a gentle art-rock sensibility...
— Clash Magazine
When ‘I Believe In Trying’ by Lucas Oswald came on, I listened again, and again [...] If you don’t ever want to come down, keep floating with Lucas Oswald’s new album Whet.
[Dark On Us] may be the most pleasant song about panic ever written.
— Stereogum
There’s no steering clear of the infectious energy and buoyant vibrancy of new album cut Dark On Us, a folksy pop meets indie rock spark plug of a tune
— I Heart Moosiq
[Oswald] creates gorgeous piano-pop ornately adorned with his positively dreamy falsetto
— San Antonio Current
With his exquisite melodies, layered arrangements and unhurried gait, Oswald lands on a sweet spot somewhere between the dour brilliance of Elliott Smith and the Beatle-esque buoyancy of Ben Kweller.
— Columbia Daily Tribune
Oswald’s whimsical, pensive lyrics and his smooth, ashy timbre carry each song on top of astral droning[...]
— The Kalamazoo Index