News for Luluc

NEWS : WED, SEP 16, 2015 at 10:30 AM

Luluc Kicks-off Fall Tour + New Dates With Jose Gonzalez

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Luluc’s previously announced west coast and southeastern U.S. trek in support of album Passerby kicks-off tomorrow night, Thursday, September 17th in Seattle, WA at The Sunset and ends October 2nd in New Orleans, LA at Republic. (see dates below)  Additionally, the band will act as main support for Jose Gonzalez (September 28th-October 2nd).  
 
Passerby is currently available from Sub Pop and of course from your friendly neighborhood record store.

The album has earned Luluc international praise from the likes ofNPR Music’s “First Listen” & “All Songs Considered,” No DepressionBust, RollingStone.com,  MOJO, Magnet,  Stereogum, Exclaim, Drowned in Sound, The Line of Best Fit, CLASH, Tone, All Music Guide, My Old Kentucky Blog, Mess + Noise, Double J, Sydney Morning HeraldABC Radio (AU), and more. At radio,Passerby peaked at #8 on the CMJ Top 200 Chart.
 

What “They” have to say about Luluc:

“Passerby provides a tremendous introduction to a band whose deliberate impeccability never feels staid or fussy. It helps that The National’s Aaron Dessner, who knows a little something about impeccability, leaves his fingerprints all over these songs: He produced Passerby with Randell and Hassett, and he provides a good bit of the rich but spare backing instrumentation throughout. Dessner and Luluc both know how and when to let a song breathe.” [First Listen] - NPR Music
 
Passerby is gorgeous and refined through and through, and likely to sound as timeless as all that great stuff Joe Boyd himself produced back in the late ‘60s.” [Review] - Rolling Stone.com
 
“Luluc has indie credentials to spare, but all that really matters is that this music is impossibly delicate and deeply beautiful.” [Review, 8/10] - MAGNET
 
“Strikes all the right chords: spectral melodies, buttery harmonies, and a blissful melancholia that hints at Nick Drake and Simon and Garfunkel without going to far into either territory. Zoe Randell and Steve Hassett might have created the year’s most addictive record to dates; from the predawn flutter of Opener “Small Window” to the shimmering heat of “Early Night” and “Star,” every track onPasserby begs to played again and again, preferably in the dusky sunlight of late summer.” [5/5 Review] - BUST
 
“[It] captures the band’s homespun charm in its main melody which sits over spindly strings that move like ripples in still water.” [“Without a Face”] - Stereogum
 

Tour Dates
Sep. 17 - Seattle - Sunset Tavern
Sep. 20 - Portland - Mississippi Studios
Sep. 22 - San Francisco - Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Sep. 23 - LA - The Echo
Sep. 26 - San Diego - UCSD Loft
Sep. 28 - Hollywood, FL - ArtsPark Amphitheater*
Sep. 29 - Tampa, FL - State Theatre *
Sep. 30 - Orlando, FL - The Social *
Oct. 01 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse *
Oct. 02- New Orleans LA - Republic *
*w/ Jose Gonzalez
 
For more tour details + ticket links, go here.


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : TUE, MAR 17, 2015 at 12:00 AM

Sub Pop vs. SXSW

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Sub Pop & Hardly Art at SxSW 2015 / March 15-22:
Danny Bland, Chastity Belt, King Tuff, La Luz, Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, Luluc, METZ, Rat Fist (Randy from No Age), & THEESatisfaction

 
Sub Pop & Hardly Art SXSW Rdio & Beats Playlists
Rdio: http://goo.gl/WvCPgq
Beats: http://goo.gl/a8wlr7

 
Sub Pop & Hardly Art artists Danny Bland, Chastity Belt, King Tuff, La Luz, Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, Luluc, METZ, and THEESatisfaction, along with our friends Rat Fist (feat. Randy from No Age), will appear at the 2015 edition of SXSW. Please find a complete schedule for each artist below.

DANNY BLAND (Sub Pop)
Friday, March 20th
4:00 pm / Book signing @ SXBookstore
Address: Ballroom D Foyer at the Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez St.
 
5-6pm / SxSW Panel: Books Are the New Vinyl (w/ Chuck D, Marc Gerald, Frank Turner, moderated by Rynda Laurel)
Address: Room 16AB at the Austin Convention Center,  500 E. Cesar Chavez St.
 
CHASTITY BELT (Hardly Art)
Wednesday, March 18th
4:30pm / She Shreds Showcase @ Cheer Up Charlie’s (Outside stage)
Address: 900 Red River St.
 
12:00am / 720 Club Patio (SXSW Official Showcase)
Address: 720 Red River St. (8th St Entrance)
 
Thursday, March 19th
2:30pm / Brooklyn Vegan Day Showcase @ Red 7
Address: 
711 Red River St.
 
9:00pm / Gorilla vs Bear Showacse + Hype Hotel
Address: 1100 E. 5th St.
 
Friday, March 20th
1:00pm / Gnar Tapes + Strange Victory Day Party @ Beerland
Address: 711 Red River St.
 
4:00pm / She Shreds + Tom Tom Showcase @ Zen Fit
Address: 2200 E. 7th St.
 
5:30pm / Third Man Records Showcase
Address: Home Slice Pizza - 1415 S. Congress Ave.
 
KING TUFF (Sub Pop)
Wednesday, March 18th
3pm /  Lagunitas Party @ Container Bar
Address: 90 Rainey St.
RSVP http://couchtrippin2015austin.eventbrite.com/
 
Thursday, March 19th
2:00 pm / Consequence of Sound Party @ Hype Hotel
Address: 11 E. 5th St.
 
11 pm / FLOODFest Showcase @ Cedar Street Courtyard  
Address: 208 W. 4th St.
RSVP: http://floodmagazine.com/9084/floodfest/
 
Saturday, March 21st
Midnight / Burgermania @ Hotel Vegas
Address:  1500 E. 6th St.
 
LA LUZ (Hardly Art)
Wednesday, March 18th
11:30am /  Billy Reid + Third Man Records Austin Shindig
Address: 1808 E. Cesar Chavez St.
 
3:30pm / Panache Boat Party (Boat #1)
Address:  208 Barton Springs Rd. on Lady Bird Lake
 
Thursday, March 19th
4:00pm / Austin Psych Fest’s Levitation Party @ Hotel Vegas
Address: 1500 E. 6th St.
 
6:30pm / She Shreds Showcase
Address: 2009 Tillotson Ave.
 
Friday, March 20th
1:00pm / She Shreds + Tom Tom Showcase @ Zen Fit
Address: 2200 E. 7th St.
 
6:15pm / Brixton &Juxtapoz Showcase @ The Buckshot
Address: 422 E. 6th St.
 
10:40pm / Panache Showcase
Address: 1500 E. 6th St.
 
Saturday, March 21st
2:00pm / Burgermania Party @ Hotel Vegas Patio 1 stage
Address: 1500 E. 6th St.
 
5:30pm / Panache RAGER @ Spider House - Patio 1 stage
Address: 2906 Fruth St.
 
LEE BAINS III & THE GLORY FIRES  (Sub Pop)
Wednesday, March 18th
4:00pm / Blurt Magazine + Dog Fish Head Ale Party @ The Ginger Man
Address: 301 Lavaca St.
 
11:00pm / PGA Showcase @ Trinity Hall at Old School
Address: 401 E. 6th St. (Upstairs)
 
Thursday, March 19th
3:30pm / Third Man Truck at Antone’s Record Shop
Address: 2928 Guadalupe St.
 
Friday, March 20th
4:45pm / The Midgetmen’s 8th Annual Jumpstart Texas Party @ Sidebar
Address: 602 E. 7th St.
 
LULUC (Sub Pop)
Thursday, March 19th
8:30pm / St. David’s Bethel Hall SXSW Showcase
Address: 301 E. 8th Street
 
Saturday, March 21st
7:30pm /  Doug Sahm Tribute Night  @ The Paramount
Address: 713 N. Congress Ave.
 
Sunday, March 22
8:30pm / Continental Club Gallery
Address: 315 S. Congress Ave.
 
METZ (Sub Pop)

Monday, March 16th
10pm / The Onion AV Club Showcase @ Red 7
Address: 611 E. 7th St.

Wednesday, March 18th
3pm / St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival presents Laneway is for Lovers @ Red 7
Address:  611 E. 7th St.
 
10:00pm / House of Vans SXSW Showcase @ The Mohawk
Address: 912 Red River St..
 
Thursday, March 19th
5:15pm / Brooklyn Vegan Day Showcase @ Red 7
Address: 
611 E. 7th St.

10pm / FLOOD Fest Showcase @ Cedar St. Courtyard
Address: 208 W. 4th St.
 
Friday, March 20th
12:30pm / SPIN SXSW Showcase @ Stubbs
Address: 801 Red River St.
 
5:00pm / Waterloo Records Day Party
Address: 600 N. Lamar Blvd
 
RAT FIST (Randy from NO AGE)
Thursday, March 19th
Midnight / BD Rileys SXSW Showcase
Address: 204 E. 6th St.
 
Friday, March 20th
12:45pm /  BrooklynVegan Day party @Red 7 
Address: 611 E. 7th St.

3pm / The Midgetmen’s 8th Annual Jumpstart Texas Party  @ The SideBar
Address: 602 E. 7th St.

Saturday,  March 21st

1:50pm / The Denver Post+Reverb.com Day Party @ Dirty Dog Bar
Address: 505 E. 6th St.

3:45pm /  Fun Fun Fun Fest Party + House of Vans @ The Mohawk
Address:  912 Red River St.

 
THEESATISFACTION (Sub Pop)
Friday, March 20th
3pm / Break Thru Radio Showcase @ The Liberty
Address: 1618 E. 6th St.
 
9:40pm /  Y’all Or Nothing Showcase @ Rain
Address: 217 W. 4th St.
 
Saturday, March 21st
9:35pm / Okayplayer House Showcase @ Bungalow
Address: 92 Rainey St.
 
10pm / House of Vans Showcase @ Mohawk
Address:  912 Red River St


Posted by Sam Sawyer

NEWS : THU, DEC 4, 2014 at 12:00 AM

See the Beautiful New Music Video for Luluc’s “Tangled Heart” + Tour Dates

You can now watch Luluc’s sublime new video for “Tangled Heart” from Passerby. NPR Music says of the video, “A montage of mostly black-and-white found footage, people come and go, shuffling to work or school, or wander the streets as nameless faces. They’re anonymous on their own, but collectively offer a breathtaking and prosaic portrait of humanity. Zoë Randell and Steve Hasset, the beautiful voices behind Luluc’s acoustic ballads, appear as silhouettes over the cityscape. “By the window in the afternoon,” they sing, “I sit and watch the kids leaving from school. Little packs falling down their backs.” It’s a simple, relatively small moment that pulses with life (see “First Watch” December 3rd).”

Luluc has also added more dates to their 2015 tour schedule in support of Passerby. The new dates include a UK tour supporting J Mascis January 7th-18th and a southern U.S. run April 22-25th supporting Father John Misty.  Luluc also have scheduled a series of Australian dates which include shows with Sarah Blasko (February 6th) and First Aid Kit (March 6th, 10th & 11th). Please find a complete list of tour dates below.

Tour Dates
Dec. 04 - Newtown, AU - Newtown Social Club
Dec. 05 - Newcastle, AU - Ca,bridge
Dec. 10 - Perth, AU - Four5Nine
Dec. 11 - Fremantle, AU - Mojo’s
Dec. 12 - Adelaide, AU - Jive
Dec. 13 - Hobart, AU - Grand Poobah
Jan. 07 - Bristol, UK - The Marble Factory*
Jan. 08 - London, UK - Scala*
Jan. 09 - Brighton, UK - The Haunt*
Jan. 10 - Manchester, UK - The Ruby Lounge*
Jan. 12 - Dublin, IE - Whelans*
Jan. 14 - Cardiff, UK - The Globe*
Jan. 15 - Cambridge, UK - The Junction 2*
Jan. 16  - Nottingham, UK - Rescue Rooms*
Jan. 17 - Leeds, UK - The Brudenell Social Club*
Jan. 18 - Newcastle upon Tyne, UK - The Cluny*
Jan. 19 - Glasgow, UK - Glasgow School of Art*
Jan. 24 - Beechworth, AU -  Beechworth Music Festival
Feb. 06 - Melbourne, AU - Zoo Twilights^
Feb. 13 - Mosman Nsw, AU - Twilight at Taronga ^
Mar. 06 - Melbourne, AU - Palais Theatre^^
Mar. 10 - Brisbane, AU - The Tivoli^^
Mar. 11 - Sydney, AU - Enmore Theatre ^^
Apr. 22 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater**
Apr. 23 - Houston, TX - Fitzgeralds**
Apr. 24 - Austin, TX - Stubb’s Waller Creek**
Apr. 25 - New Orleans, LA - Civic Theater**

*w/ J Mascis
** w/ Father John Misty
^ w/ Sarah Blasko
^^ w/ First Aid Kit



Posted by Sam Sawyer

NEWS : THU, OCT 23, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Sub Pop & Hardly Art Invade CMJ Tonight

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ATTN NEW YORK: Sub Pop and Hardly Art are bringing Protomartyr, Obits, Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, Luluc, Gem Club, and S to the Knitting Factory Brooklyn this very evening, the 23rd of October. Doors at 8. This show poster is proof.



Posted by Sam Sawyer

NEWS : MON, JUL 21, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Luluc Take Over Seattle Starting Today

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Luluc’s beautiful Sub Pop debut, Passerby, is only about a week old, and the band are already planning their imminent takeover of their record label’s hometown. For a three-day trip, the Australian duo will have to be militant to keep their busy schedule on track. If you live in the greater (greatest?) Seattle area, you have a number of opportunities in which to catch them live. Below is a handy list of times and places, some virtual, some physical, in which you can see Luluc perform. Make it happen, they’re really not to be missed.

Monday, July 21st - Free in-store at 7pm at Easy Street 

Tuesday, July 22nd - Live on KEXP at 1pm

Tuesday, July 22nd - Fremont Abbey - get your tickets here

Wednesday, July 23rd - Free performance at the Sub Pop Airport Store at 5pm in the SeaTac Airport


Posted by Sam Sawyer

NEWS : TUE, JUL 15, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Luluc’s ‘Passerby’ Now Available For Your Music Playing Devices

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Luluc’s Passerby, featuring the singles “Small Window” and “Without a Face,” is now available worldwide via Sub Pop. The album is also available in Australia & New Zealand via Mistletone. Passerby was recorded and produced by Luluc and Aaron Dessner at Aaron’s Garage in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn and mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound in New York.

In celebration of Passerby’s release, you can now watch the official video for “Small Window,” helmed by animator by Nacho Rodriguez and featuring art direction by Sara Lopez. Boing Boing premiered the video and had this to say, “From Luluc, the Brooklyn-via-Australia duo of Zoe Randell and Steve Hassett comes “Small Window,” a dreamy lullaby of exquisite indie folk from their album Passerby. The beautiful animated video…isn’t so much something you watch, but rather a strange and wonderful place you travel through.” Watch the video here.

Luluc’s Passerby has earned the duo international praise from the likes of NPR Music’s “First Listen” & “All Songs Considered,” NPR’s “Weekend Edition,” Stereogum, Exclaim, Drowned in Sound, The Line of Best Fit, CLASH, My Old Kentucky Blog, Mess + Noise, Double J, Sydney Morning Herald, ABC Radio (AU), and more. At radio, Passerby was the #1 most added album with CMJ reporters, which led to the group gracing the cover of the magazine.

In related news, Luluc have scheduled a few radio sessions including WFUV in New York (airdate TBA) and KEXP in Seattle (July 22nd).  The duo were also recently interviewed for NPR’s “Weekend Edition”, where they discussed the creation of Passerby, their songwriting process and influences (see “Weekend Edition Saturday” July 5th).

Luluc has also scheduled a few live performances, including: July 22nd in Seattle, WA at Fremont Abbey and July 25th in Los Angeles, CA at Bootleg HiFi. Additional tour dates to be announced shortly.

Passerby is now available via Sub Pop Mega Mart,  iTunes and Amazon. All customers who purchase the LP version of Passerby via megamart.subpop.com will receive the limited “Loser Edition” of the album on teal-colored vinyl. In addition, every pre-order placed for either the LP or CD versions of the album will also receive a lithograph art print signed by the band, while supplies last.

Tour Dates
Jul. 22 - Seattle, WA - Fremont Abbey
Jul. 25 - Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg Theatre

What people are saying about Luluc:
Passerby provides a tremendous introduction to a band whose deliberate impeccability never feels staid or fussy. It helps that The National’s Aaron Dessner, who knows a little something about impeccability, leaves his fingerprints all over these songs: He produced Passerby with Randell and Hassett, and he provides a good bit of the rich but spare backing instrumentation throughout. Dessner and Luluc both know how and when to let a song breathe.” [First Listen] - NPR Music

Passerby skilfully turns quiet melancholy and dignified sadness into a thing of subtle beauty.’ [Review] - Drowned In Sound

“While the track features wonderfully playful, minimalist piano plinks and slim guitar strums, it’s Zoë Randell who takes control with her shushed hums and longing lines that have her reminiscing about “those I love far from here”” [“Small Window”] - Exclaim!

“Heavy in gentle guitar strumming and angelic vocals” [“Small Window”] - My Old Kentucky Blog

“[It] captures the band’s homespun charm in its main melody which sits over spindly strings that move like ripples in still water.” [“Without a Face”] - Stereogum

“It’s a gloriously entrancing piece of music. Zoë Randell and Steve Hassett seem to swirl around one another, the gentle arrangement allowing Randell’s beautiful voice full space to express itself.” [“Without a Face”] - CLASH

Passerby sounds eerily timeless, nodding strongly to the English folk tradition of the late 1960s (think Fairport Convention and Pentangle) without feeling dusty or dated” - MESS + NOISE

“A restrained collection of tender songs… The darkness of the duo’s music is where much of the beauty is, and it gives these songs layers; there’s more to them than a casual listen may suggest” [Feature]  - DOUBLE J (AU)

“It retains the warm fragility of their first release which gained Zoe and Steve much respect… their work should be heralded loud and long.” [Album of the Week]  - ABC RADIO (AU)

“The Aaron Dessner-produced LP largely preserves the hushed minimalism of its predecessor, although the six-minute centrepiece “Tangled Heart” – an opus about expat life in New York – boasts lyrical reference to Nico Muhly and players from Bon Iver, Beirut, and the National. It’s a long way from home for the folkie duo…But when Randell sings “gum trees put me at ease”, in “Gold On The Leaves,” the distance melts away.” [Review] - Sydney Morning Herald



Posted by Sam Sawyer