‘We spray our hair into submission, upright to attention. Marching to no orders, imagination has no borders. Well lucky that.’
On July 13th, Luluc will release Sculptor, their gorgeous third album worldwide on Sub Pop, with the exception of New Zealand and Australia through Mistletone. The new longplayer featuring highlights “Heist” [hear here], “Spring,” and “Kids”, was produced and recorded by Luluc. The album also includes guest appearances from J. Mascis, Aaron Dessner of the National, Jim White of the Dirty Three, Dave Nelson and Matt Ecles.
Sculptor will be available on CD/LP/DL through Sub Pop and Misteltone. Preoders from megamart.subpop.com will receive the limited Loser edition on magenta vinyl. There will also be a new T-shirt design available.
Luluc Sculptor Tracklisting
1. Spring 2. Heist 3. Kids 4. Controversy 5. Cambridge 6. Me and Jasper 7. Genius 8. Moon Girl 9. Need’t Be 10. Sculptor
More on Luluc’s ‘Sculptor’:
“Me and Jasper,” from Luluc’s third album Sculptor, is a confident challenge to small-town insularity, lilting yet vigilant, and championed by a defiant guitar solo from the band’s friend J Mascis. It’s a reflection on a common pitfall of adolescence; limitless possibility battling constant obstruction. “My own experiences as a teen were often fraught” says songwriter and vocalist Zoe Randell. “The small town I grew up in provided a great study in gossip, scandal, character assignation and the willingness of people to go along with it.” It’s a song about fighting for agency on an album that is in many ways about volition and potential; how people can navigate difficulties and opportunities to create different paths.
Sculptor can be consumed loud; because while Luluc’s music is at times masterful in it’s minimalism, it is anything but quiet in impact. There’s a before you hear Luluc’s music, and an after—a turning point that affects people with rare force. Janet Weiss of Sleater-Kinney says “it’s music that once you hear it, you can’t live without it”. The National’s Matt Berninger said that for months, Passerbywas “the only album I wanted to listen to”. “What first hits is that voice,” writes Peter Blackstock (No Depression),“a peaceful serenity that reaches deep into the heart.” When NPR’s Bob Boilen named 2014’s Passerby his album of the year, he wrote: “I’ve listened to this record by Australia’s Luluc more than any other this year. These songs feel like they’ve always been.”
That gripping, imperative quality pulses through Sculptor, perhaps to an even greater extent than on Passerby or Dear Hamlyn (2008). Randell writes with more experimentation and possibility. From the contemplative scene of “Cambridge”, to the churning disaster chronicled in the title track, the songs on Sculptor are there for the taking. “Broadly speaking, with these new songs I was interested in the difficulties that life can throw at us - what we can do with them, how they can shape us, and what say we have,” Randell explains. “That potential that is there for everyone, the different lives that are open to us. That’s what I love in Ise’s poem ‘Spring Days and Blossom’ - which form the lyrics to “Spring” - the brimming sense of spring and it’s cycle, the enormity of what’s possible and the beauty.”
Sonically, the band have broadened their tonal palette following on from the successful collaboration on Passerby, co-produced with The National’s Aaron Dessner. Multi-instrumentalist, singer and producer Steve Hassett mastered a wider spectrum of instruments to fully realize the album’s expansive and daring vision. Randell and Hassett do nearly all of the writing, recording, and producing themselves, but their vision is far from insular. In addition to Mascis, Sculptor features contributions from several friends including Dessner (shreds on “Kids” and programmed drums on “Heist”) and Jim White of Dirty Three (drums on “Genius”) as well as musicians Matt Eccles on drums and Dave Nelson on horns. Recording took place in Luluc’s new Brooklyn studio, which they built themselves. The new studio is volition and potential in action and even incorporates reclaimed cedar from Dessner’s iconic former Ditmas Park studio, where The National and Luluc had both lived and recorded.
That everyone has control of their own story is at the core ofSculptor. For Hassett, it’s illuminated by the last line of the title track, which is the last line of the record itself: ”‘The most beautiful, serene sculpture my hands could make, could trace, could break’. All of the songs are playing with those ideas,” he says. “Life is something you get, and you can get sidetracked for years and even destroy it, or you can remember that you’ve got some control over your life.” But listeners of Sculptor may yield some of that control, even if for a short time, to the mastery of the music itself.
“A manifestation of brilliant musical minds in organic workspaces” ~ The Line of Best Fit
“A breathtakingly rich record” ~ Drowned In Sound
“Beautiful” 4/5 ~Q Magazine
Loma, the project comprised of Jonathan Meiburg, best known as the singer of Shearwater, and Emily Cross and Dan Duszynski of Cross Record, released their self-titled debut album via Sub Pop in February. As they prepare for their first ever tour of the UK, they have shared a new video for ‘White Glass’.
The spark that led to Loma’s creation occurred in 2016 during a European tour in which Cross Record, opened for Shearwater. After an especially memorable show in Belgium, Meiburg approached Cross and Duszynski about working together. Two years later, their collaborative project, Loma, has released a debut album, and the trio is already deep into a tour spanning three months and twelve countries. For more information on tickets please visit lomatheband.com.
May 30 - Brighton, UK - Hope & Ruin May 31 - London, UK - The Lexington Jun. 01 - Bristol, UK - Rough Trade Jun. 02 - Coventry, UK - The Coal Vaults Jun. 03 - Manchester, UK - Gullivers Jun. 04 - Leeds, UK - Headrow House Jun. 05 - Glasgow, UK - Hug and Pint Jun. 07 - Dublin, UK - Whelan’s Jun. 08 - Liverpool, UK - Buyers Club Jun. 06 – Oxford, UK - The Cellar
Loma’s acclaimed, self-titled debut is out today everywhere on Sub Pop. Listen to the album now at Spotify / Apple Music / Bandcamp / YouTube then trade yr dollars for it here or in yr friendly neighborhood record store.
7 is now available worldwide from Sub Pop, with the exception of Europe and Australia/New Zealand, where the album is available from Bella Union and Mistletone, respectively.
Beach House’s 7, the group’s incredible, acclaimed new album, is out worldwide today on CD/LP/DL/CS from Sub Pop, Bella Union (in Europe) and Mistletone (in Australia/New Zealand). All of the songs on 7began in Beach House’s home studio in Baltimore, and were finished at Carriage House in Stamford, CT and Palmetto Studio in Los Angeles. The album was produced by Beach House and Sonic Boom, and mixed by Alan Moulder.
Beach House has also scheduled a late-night TV performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday, May 16th. And the band will perform a live in-studio session on KCRW in Los Angeles on May 15th.
Beach House’s massive worldwide tour in support of 7 is underway, with a release show tonight, May 11th at Mexico City’s Auditorio Blackberry. The tour continues on through October 20th in Dublin, IE at Vicar Street.
May 11 - Mexico City, MX - Auditorio Blackberry (ALBUM RELEASE SHOW) May 13 - Mayer, AZ - Form Arcosanti Jun. 02 - Barcelona, ES - Primavera Sound Jul. 26 - Philadelphia, PA - Tower Theatre Jul. 27 - Raleigh, NC - The Ritz Jul. 28 - Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theatre [Sold Out] Jul. 30 - Dallas, TX - Bomb Factory Jul. 31 - Austin, TX - ACL Live at the Moody Theatre [Sold Out] Aug. 02 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre Aug. 03 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fairbanks Lawn at Hollywood Forever Cemetery [Sold Out] Aug. 04 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fairbanks Lawn at Hollywood Forever Cemetery [Sold Out] Aug. 05 - San Diego, CA - The Observatory at North Park [Sold Out] Aug. 07 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theatre [Sold Out] Aug. 08 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theatre [Sold Out] Aug. 10 - Portland, OR - Keller Auditorium Aug. 12 - Vancouver, BC - Orpheum Theatre Aug. 14 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot Aug. 15 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre Aug. 17 - St. Paul, MN - The Palace Theatre Aug. 18 - Chicago, Il - Chicago Theatre Aug. 19 - Detroit, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre Aug. 20 - Toronto, ON - Sony Centre Aug. 22 - New York, NY - United Palace Theatre Aug. 23 - Brooklyn, NY - Kings Theatre [Sold Out] Aug. 24 - Boston, MA - House of Blues [Sold Out] Aug. 25 - Washington, DC - The Anthem Sep. 25 - Lisbon, Portugal - Coliseu dos Recreios Sep. 26 - Porto, Portugal - Teatro sa da Bandeira Sep. 27 - Madrid, ES - La Riviera Sep. 28 - Barcelona, ES - Razzmatazz Sep. 30 - Lyon, France - Epicerie Moderne Oct. 01 - Köln, DE - Gloria Oct. 02 - Berlin, DE - Huxleys Oct. 04 - Lund, SE - Mejeriet Oct. 05 - Gothenburg, SE - Trädgar’n Oct. 07 - Oslo, NO - Rockefeller Music Hall Oct. 08 - Stockholm, SE- Münchenbryggeriet Oct. 09 - Copenhagen, DK - Forum Black Box Oct. 11 - Hamburg, DE - Kampnagel Oct. 12 - Utrecht, NL - TivoliVredenburg Oct. 13 - Brussels, BE - AB Oct. 15 - Paris, FR - Olympia Oct. 17 - London, UK - Troxy Oct. 18 - London, UK - Troxy [Sold Out] Oct. 19 - Manchester, UK - Albert Hall [Sold Out] Oct. 20 - Dublin, IE - Vicar Street
What “The People” are saying about Beach House 7:
“A beguiling new pop gloss…The effect is as transcendent as ever.” - NY Times
“Beach House remain masters of the indefinable and their seventh album is their heaviest and most immersive-sounding of their career.” [Best New Music, 8.9/10] - Pitchfork
“These are big songs, full of wonder, and Beach House know it. Seven albums in, they’re at the start of something new.” [****] - Rolling Stone
“…The sounds are glorious” [****] - The Guardian
“One of the year’s best…” - The FADER
“Their boldest album to date…” - Stereogum
“Beach House’s consistent brilliance is truly remarkable…” [8/10] - Exclaim!
“…Their most adventurous record yet.” [Grade: B+] - Consequence of Sound
“Even tracks enveloped in Beach House’s signature pink haze are injected with a palpable jolt. This is uncharted territory, from the trap-like chain that rattles through lead single “Lemon Glow” or the grandiose swagger of acid rock anthem “Drunk In L.A…” - Billboard
“A stunning effort in a career full of them.” - Uproxx
“7 is massive and intimate, dense yet understandable, fresh yet classic.” [Grade: A] - Pretty Much Amazing
“It’s a nuanced progression and, in some ways, a diversion from Beach House’s already magnificent oeuvre, brilliant in how much farther it finds Beach House willing to go.” [Album of the Week] - Treble
Late summer & fall tour schedule includes headlining shows plus support for Superorganism on US dates.
Yuno’s new dates will be in support of Moodie, his Sub Pop debut, out June 15th. In celebration of today’s announcement, Yuno is also sharing “Fall In Love,” a new offering and highlight from Moodie.
Yuno Tour Dates + Ticket Links
Jacksonville’s Yuno will support Domino Recording artists Superorganism on their late summer/fall US tour, beginning August 30th in Portland at Wonder Ballroom and ending September 26th at The Independent in San Francisco. Preceding and along the tour, Yuno has scheduled a few headlining dates, including: a hometown performance in Jacksonville at Jack Rabbits (August 18th); And select midwestern-western US dates (August 24th-28th; September 7th + 9th; September 12th; September 24th). Tickets for Yuno’s headlining dates are on sale now.
Aug. 18 - Jacksonville, FL - Jack Rabbits Aug. 23 - St. Louis, MO - Ready Room Aug. 24 - Omaha, NE - Reverb Aug. 25 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge Aug. 27 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court Aug. 28 - Boise, ID - Funky Taco Aug. 30 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom* Aug. 31 - Vancouver, BC - Imperial* Sep. 01 - Seattle, WA - Bumbershoot Sep. 04 - Kansas City, MO - Riot Room* Sep. 06 - Columbus, OH - A+R Bar* Sep. 07 - Detroit, MI - Underground at Dime Sep. 09 - Toronto, ON - The Garrison Sep. 10 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel* Sep. 11 - Boston, MA - The Sinclair* Sep. 12 - Washington, D.C. - Rock N Roll Hotel Sep. 13 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer* Sep. 17 - Dallas, TX - Trees* Sep. 18 - Houston, TX - White Oak* Sep. 19 - Austin, TX - Emo’s* Sep. 22 - Los Angeles, CA - Fonda Theatre* Sep. 24 - San Diego, CA - The Casbah Sep. 25 - Pomona, CA - The Glasshouse* Sep. 26 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent* * w/ Superorganism
[Photo Credit: Yuno]
Yuno will release Moodie, his first-ever collection of songs, worldwide through Sub Pop on June 15th, 2018. The six-song effort features the breakout single ‘No Going Back’ along with the aforementioned ‘Fall In Love’ and ‘Why For.’ Moodie was written, performed, and produced by Yuno. Preorder Moodiehere now.
May 24 - Austin, TX - Hot Luck at The Mohawk June 2 - Seattle, WA - Upstream Music Festival June 4 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom (SOLD OUT) June 5 - Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere June 7 - Phoenix Concert Theatre - Toronto, ON June 8 - Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA June 9 - Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA June 10 - Union Stage - Washington, DC
“It’s got all the traits that make Hot Snakes the unique band they always were: the fury of hardcore, the dissonant riffs of noise rock, the fuzz-drenched party of garage rock. They’ve got no fat on this thing — it’s over and done with in 30 minutes and replay value is very high — and the songs aren’t just rippers but catchy too.” [Jericho Sirens, “5 Notable Releases This Week”] - Brooklyn Vegan
“Hot Snakes’ caustic, erudite commentary is more welcome than ever” [Jericho Sirens, 4/5] - MOJO
“Teeming with revved-up riffs and apocalyptic imagery, the post-hardcore group’s first album since 2005 reasserts their status as the most merciless band in their scene” - Pitchfork
“Comebacks are complicated, for bands and fans too, but this is one for the ages. Hot Snakes have returned, reminding those of us who’ve paid attention that they are definitively one of the greatest rock bands we’ve ever known.” [9/10] - Exclaim!
“It’s exactly what you want out of a Hot Snakes jam, with a riff that snarls and swaggers like a hot rod, its wild hair of a melody built into the stylish chrome.” [“Six Wave Hold-Down”] - NPR Music
“Jericho Sirens is an incredible turn, and proof to the other half-hearted post-hardcore comebacks of the last years (looking at you At the Drive-In, Refused and more) that it is possible to still be high-quality and relevant. In fact, in places Hot Snakes’ fourth album is so good, it even puts newer bands who have come up in the meantime to shame.” [Jericho Sirens, 5/5] - The Skinny
“The very definition of kickass” [Jericho Sirens, 4/5] - The Guardian
God’s Favorite Customer is out THIS FRIDAY, June 1st worldwide from Sub Pop/in Europe through Bella Union.
Father John Misty has delivered an official video for “Please Don’t Die”, a new offering and standout from God’s Favorite Customer, out this Friday on Sub Pop and Bella Union. The new visual was helmed by returning director Chris Hopewell (“Things It Would Have Been Helpful To Know Before The Revolution”).
Father John Misty’s tour dates in support of God’s Favorite Customer are currently underway with a show tonight, Wednesday, May 30th in Dublin at Vicar Street and running through November 18th in Lausanne, Switzerland at Les Docks. Father John Misty will also headline the Hollywood Bowl June 24th (with Gillian Welch and Big Thief), and Red Rocks August 15th (with TV on the Radio).
May 30 - Dublin, IE - Vicar Street Jun. 01 - Barcelona, ES - Primavera Sound Festival Jun. 02 - Nimes, FR - This is Not A Love Song Festival Jun. 03 - Paris, FR - We Love Green Festival Jun. 05 - Warsaw, PL - Palladium Jun. 07 - Porto, PT - Primavera Sound Festival Jun. 08 - Aarhus, DK - NorthSide Festival Jun. 10 - Hilvarenbeek, NL - Best Kept Secret Festival Jun. 12 - Oslo, NO - Sentrum Scene Jun. 14 - Bergen, NO - Bergenfest Jun. 15-17 - Hunter, NY - Mountain Jam Jun. 16 - Minneapolis, MN - Rock The Garden Festival! at Walker Art Center Jun. 24 - Hollywood, CA - Hollywood Bowl * Jul. 13 - Louisville, KY - Forecastle Festival Jul. 20 - Jacksonville, OR - Britt Pavilion ! Jul. 21 - Troutdale, OR - Edgefield Amphitheatre ! Jul. 22 - Seattle, WA - Capitol Hill Block Party Jul. 27 - New York, NY - Panorama Music & Arts Festival Jul. 28 - Newport, RI - Newport Folk Festival @ Jane Pickens Theater [Official Aftershow] Jul. 29 - Portland, ME - Thompson’s Point ^ Aug. 01 - Raleigh, NC - North Carolina Museum of Art Park Theater ^ Aug. 02 - Washington, DC - The Anthem *** Aug. 03 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE *** Aug. 04 - Toronto, ON - Historic Fort York & Garrison Commons Aug. 10-12 - San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands Festival Aug. 12 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory Concert House % Aug. 13 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Union % Aug. 15 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre ** Aug. 17 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater @ Aug. 17-19 - Omaha, NE - Maha Music Festival Sep. 09 - Vancouver, BC - SKOOKUM Festival Sep. 20 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater $ Sep. 21 - Indianapolis, IN - MacAllister Amphitheater at Garfield Park $ Sep. 22 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre $ Sep. 25 - Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater $ Sep. 26 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore $ Sep. 28 - Miami Beach, FL - The Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason Theater $ Sep. 29 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live $ Oct. 01 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre $ Oct. 03 - Birmingham, AL - Iron City $ Oct. 06 - New Orleans, LA - Civic Theatre Oct. 05-07 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival Oct. 09 - Knoxville, TN - The Mill & Mine Oct. 10 - Oxford, MS - The Lyric Oxford Oct. 11 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Jones Assembly Oct. 12-14 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival Oct. 26 - Gateshead, UK - Sage Gateshead ^^ Oct. 27 - Liverpool, UK - Olympia ^^ Oct. 28 - Portsmouth, UK - Portsmouth Guildhall ^^ Oct. 29 - Leicester, UK - De Montfort Hall ^^ Oct. 30 - Bath, UK - The Forum Bath ^^ Nov. 01 - Antwerp, Belgium - De Roma ^^ Nov. 02 - Eindhoven, NL - Effenaar ^^ Nov. 03 - Groningen, NL - TakeRoot Festival Nov. 05 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso ^^ Nov. 06 - Darmstadt, DE - Centralstation ^^ Nov. 07 - Berlin, DE - Huxleys Neue Welt ^^ Nov. 09-10 - Weissenhäuser Strand, DE - Rolling Stone Weekender Nov. 11 - Gothenburg, SE - Konserthuset ^^ Nov. 14 - Budapest, HU - Müpa Budapest, Béla Bartók National Concert Hall ^^ Nov. 15 - Vienna, Austria - Arena Wien ^^ Nov. 16 - Rust, DE - Rolling Stone Park Nov. 17 - Zurich, CH - Rote Fabrik ^^ Nov. 18 - Lausanne, CH - Les Docks ^^
! w/ Blitzen Trapper * w/ Gillian Welch ** w/ TV on the Radio *** w/ Bully ^ w/ Jenny Lewis % w/ Lucy Dacus @ w/ David Beeman $ w/ King Tuff ^^ w/ Bedouine
God’s Favorite Customer, his fourth album, will be available worldwide this Friday, June 1st through Sub Pop, with the exception of Europe through Bella Union. God’s Favorite Customer was produced by Tillman and recorded with Jonathan Rado, Dave Cerminara, and Trevor Spencer and was written largely in New York between Summer 2016 and Winter 2017.