Lutalo announces Debut LP The Academy

Lutalo announces their debut album The Academy will drop on September 20th via Winspear. Today, they share “Ocean Swallows Him Whole”
Lutalo announces their debut album The Academy will drop on September 20th via Winspear.

Lutalo announces their debut album The Academy, will drop on September 20th via indie stalwart Winspear (Wishy, Slow Pulp, Barrie). Ahead of the album’s arrival, the Vermont artist, has shared the track “Ocean Swallows Him Whole.” Lutalo, will be heading over to the UK for a run of festival dates before touring with Nilüfer Yanya in North America this fall.

Named after the St. Paul, MN school they attended on scholarship — the same school F. Scott Fitzgerald attended and famously dissected throughout his work — “The Academy marks a period of re-invigoration and self-actualization for Lutalo.” Diverging from the gentler sounds of last year’s Again EP or their collaboration with Claud on “Running” from earlier this year.

Says Lutalo: “”Ocean Swallows Him Whole” is a partial Icarus reference. It is more widely about interacting with a place, environment, or person with preconceived intentions. Going into that interaction with the thought of ‘what can I get out of this’ or ‘how can this serve my personal image.’ This ultimately consumes their true self as a means to fit in or gain personal standing. Something that is rooted in our culture, and an observation I’ve made about how people engage with popular cities and people they project ideas on to. It makes sense given our society so I want to make it clear that this isn’t a position of judgment, simply observation.”

The Academy

Summit Hill
Ocean Swallows Him Whole
Broken Twin
Big Brother
Oh Well
About (Hall of Egress)
Haha Halo
Lightning Strike
The Bed

Lutalo 2024 Tour Dates

08/17/24 – Crickhowell, UK @ Green Man Festival
08/31/24 – Brighton, UK @ Brighton Psych Fest
09/01/24 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Psych Fest

Supporting Nilüfer Yanya
09/28/24 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
09/30/24 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
10/01/24 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
10/02/24 – Boston, MA @ Royale
10/04/24 – Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe
10/05/24 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
10/06/24 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
10/07/24 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
10/09/24 – Nashville, TN @ Basement East
10/10/24 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
10/11/24 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
10/13/24 – Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck
10/15/24 – Denver, CO @ Meow Wolf
10/16/24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ State Room
10/18/24 – Vancouver, BC @ Hollywood Theatre
10/19/24 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
10/20/24 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
10/22/24 – San Francisco, CA @ August Hall
10/24/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda

Pre-order The Academy by Lutalo HERE


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