“PLPH” By Lutalo
Lutalo Jones AKA: Lutalo has shared single/visualizer, “PLPH,” a track off their forthcoming EP, AGAIN, available August 25th via Winspear. “The core idea behind ‘PLPH’ is reflecting on living in the United States,” Lutalo says. “The pretty little painted house is referencing the White House, the symbol of the United States government and status quo. The song is speaking about the struggles of navigating the political structure in America as a racially marginalized person/person of lower income.”
This month, Lutalo begins their August tour with Katy Kirby before linking up with Claud next month. After the tour with Claud, Lutalo will play a special headline show at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn, NY.
Growing up between the Twin Cities, commuting from their home in Minneapolis to school in St. Paul, young Lutalo was quickly ushered into West African drumming lessons by their music-loving father, who exposed them to everything from classical music, jazz, and hip-hop such as MF Doom and Talib Kweli. Comfortable with dabbling in all instruments growing up, they got into the indie rock of Tame Impala and Unknown Mortal Orchestra as a teen, around the same time they learned to produce music on Ableton by a DIY-minded friend.
After releasing their 2022 debut EP, Once Now, Then Again, the 24-year-old born Lutalo Jones emerged as a rising presence in the indie world, catching the attention of Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold and Big Thief’s Adrianne Lenker, who invited the young musician on tour.
After about a year of getting acclimated to life in Vermont, Lutalo then wrote the two EPs, and then recorded the tracks in a nearby cabin with friend and collaborator Patrick Hintz.
Through their music, but also through their lifestyle that’s alternative to America’s economic and political systems, Lutalo asks listeners to imagine new possibilities: “I want to help people question the way they’re living so we can create a better reality for us to exist in together.”
Lutalo 2023 Tour Dates:
Tue. Aug. 1 – Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s *
Wed. Aug. 2 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups *
Thu. Aug. 3 – Kalamazoo, MI @ Bell’s Eccentric Cafe *
Fri. Aug. 4 – Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle *
Sun. Aug. 6 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club *
Tue. Sept. 19 – Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground %
Wed. Sept. 20 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig %
Fri. Sept. 22 – Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s %
Sat. Sept. 23 – Champaign, IL @ Pygmalion %
Mon. Sept. 25 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry %
Wed. Sept. 27 – Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck %
Thu. Sept. 28 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Beer City %
Fri. Sept. 29 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada %
Sat. Sept. 30 – Houston, TX @ Secret Group %
Wed. Oct. 4 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
Sat. Nov. 11 – Paris, FR @ Pitchfork Music Festival Paris ^
Sun. Nov. 12 – London, UK @ Pitchfork Music Festival London #
* w/ Katy Kirby
% w/ Claud
^ w/ Sophie May, Kid Apollo
# w/ Youth Lagoon, Barrie
Pre-order AGAIN by Lutalo HERE
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