NEWS : THU, AUG 23, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Watch Luluc’s Official Video For “Kids” From ‘Sculptor,’ Their Gorgeous Third Album

North American tour dates with labelmates Blitzen Trapper November 7th-18th) and J Mascis (November 20th-December 15th) also announced

In Luluc’s official video for “Kids,” a standout from Sculptor, their just-released, gorgeous third album, director Katie Mitchell wanted to capture “an intimate portrait of the band and their collaborators in Brooklyn.” With beautifully shot performance footage, Mitchell subtly renders the defiance of the protagonist of the song and the camaraderie she has forged. Watch now [see NPR Music August 23rd].


Luluc Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Luluc will also hit the road this fall performing songs from Sculptor, acting as direct support for labelmates Blitzen Trapper (November 7th-18th) and J Mascis (November 20th - December 15th). Headline dates in Australia, Europe and North America will follow in early 2019.
 
Nov. 08 - Chico, CA-  Sierra Nevada Brewing Company*
Nov. 10 - Novato, CA - Hopmonk Tavern*
Nov. 11 - Sebastopol, CA - Hopmonk Tavern*
Nov. 13 - Los Angeles, CA - Lodge Room*
Nov. 14 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent*
Nov. 16 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile*
Nov. 17 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge*
Nov. 18 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge*
Nov. 20 - Chicago, IL - City Winery^
Nov. 21 - Chicago, IL - City Winery^
Nov. 27 - Atlanta, GA - City Winery^
Nov. 28 - Nashville, TN - City Winery^
Nov. 29 - Louisville, KY - Zanzabar^
Nov. 30 - Detroit, MI - El Club^
Dec. 01 - Toronto, ON - Great Hall^
Dec. 04 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe^
Dec. 05 - Washington, DC - City Winery^
Dec. 07 - Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade^
Dec. 08 - New York, NY - Public Arts^
Dec. 09 - Hamden, CT - Space Ballroom^
Dec. 12 - Providence, RI - The Met^
Dec. 13 - Boston, MA - The Sinclair^
Dec. 14 - Northampton, MA - The Academy of Music^
Dec. 15 - Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall^
Jan. 11 - Melbourne, AU - Howler
Jan. 12 - Castlemaine, AU - Theatre Royale
* w/ Blitzen Trapper
^ w/ J Mascis

 

Sculptor is available worldwide from Sub Pop, with the exception of New Zealand and Australia through Mistletone. In addition to “Kids,” the album features standouts “Spring” and “Heist,” and was produced and recorded by Luluc. The album also includes guest appearances from J. Mascis, Aaron Dessner (The National), Jim White (The Dirty Three), Dave Nelson (The National, Beirut) and Matt Eccles (Weyes Blood, Connan Mockasin). LP purchases from megamart.subpop.com will receive the limited Loser edition on magenta vinyl (while supplies last).


 
What The People are saying about Luluc’s Sculptor:

“Quietly devastating….when Luluc really want your attention they don’t shout, they whisper. The strongest and most assured record of their career. The songs dig deep emotionally – but critically their aesthetics are well-balanced, the voice and instruments perfectly calibrated. While its predecessors had a tendency for introspection, Sculptor is wide open.” [8/10] - Uncut
 
“…Sculptor, the Australians’ self-produced follow-up to 2014’s wonderful Passerby, also broadens Luluc’s palette and subject matter in rewarding ways.” [First Listen] - NPR Music
 
“Ultimately, the album repays careful and repeated attention, its varied qualities cohering effectively with a measured sense of control that, simultaneously, offers positive indications of the considerable potential for future even more diverse arrangements.” [8/10] - The Line of Best Fit
 
Zoe Randell and Steve Hassett are back with an album that complicates their modest aesthetic. The lyrical wrestling and sonic exploration nearly betrays their earliest work yet elevates their catalog—already so celebrated—to another level… Sculptor is an album that feels important.” [8/10] - Under the Radar
 
Sculptor is a small gift coming at the right time, a 36-minute reverie that nonetheless remains rooted in waking life.” - PopMatters
 
Sculptor yields center-stage to Randell’s haiku-like celebrations of human spirit and suburban transcendence.” [4/5] - MOJO
 
“Randall and Hassett have made a record that boldly turns a corner while still slotting neatly into their already sterling catalog.” [4/5] - All Music

“Randell’s lyrics reveal subversiveness too, telling of teenage insurrections and small-town upsets. Steve Hassett’s backing, meanwhile, is characterized by enough strange impulses and pleasing deviations to whirr and rattle through the stillness. The band’s third album is filled with such quirks and quiet rebellions.”  [4/5] - Q Magazine






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