Luluc's third studio album Sculptor is due for release July 13 via Sub Pop and Mistletone (Aus/NZ).
The record follows on from the New York-based Australian duo's critically acclaimed 2014 LP Passerby and 2008 debut Dear Hamlyn.
Luluc's music is at times masterful in it’s minimalism but is anything but quiet in impact. Luluc make music 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, Passerby was “the only album I wanted to listen to”. When NPR’s Bob Boilen named Passerby his 2014 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."
Luluc members (Zoe Randell and Steve Hassett) do nearly all of the writing, recording, and producing themselves, recording their latest record Sculptor in a new Brooklyn studio, which they built. But their vision is far from insular, and Sculptor features contributions from several friends including Aaron Dessner of The National (shreds on “Kids” and programmed drums on “Heist”), J Mascis (lead guitar on "Me & Jasper") and Jim White of Dirty Three and Xylouris White (drums on “Genius”), as well as musicians Matt Eccles (Connan Mockasin, Weyes Blood) on drums and Dave Nelson (The National) on horns.