10 Songs, 40 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Moving from Australia to Brooklyn, Luluc obviously have great ambition even as their music reveals gentle hearts and subtle shades of beauty. The duo of Zoe Randell and Steve Hassett reach new heights on their second album, Passerby, which is their first release for Seattle’s Sub Pop Records. They count Joe Boyd (producer of Nick Drake and Fairport Convention) as a fan, and it’s easy to hear why as Randell hits impossible yet transcendent notes on the title track. Here, coproducer Aaron Dessner of The National brings in members of Bon Iver, The National, Beirut, and Sufjan Stevens’ band, and Luluc can expand on the simplicity of their debut, Dear Hamlyn, without being overwhelmed. Their debut album took nine years to write and refine, while Passerby took another six to see release. Their unhurried approach ensures that songs like “Winter Is Passing,” “Tangled Heart,” and “Senja” aren't toss-offs and that their performances are up their exacting standards. Randell’s introspection on “Reverie on Norfolk Street” turns a romantic eye in a moment of touching sentiment. 

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Moving from Australia to Brooklyn, Luluc obviously have great ambition even as their music reveals gentle hearts and subtle shades of beauty. The duo of Zoe Randell and Steve Hassett reach new heights on their second album, Passerby, which is their first release for Seattle’s Sub Pop Records. They count Joe Boyd (producer of Nick Drake and Fairport Convention) as a fan, and it’s easy to hear why as Randell hits impossible yet transcendent notes on the title track. Here, coproducer Aaron Dessner of The National brings in members of Bon Iver, The National, Beirut, and Sufjan Stevens’ band, and Luluc can expand on the simplicity of their debut, Dear Hamlyn, without being overwhelmed. Their debut album took nine years to write and refine, while Passerby took another six to see release. Their unhurried approach ensures that songs like “Winter Is Passing,” “Tangled Heart,” and “Senja” aren't toss-offs and that their performances are up their exacting standards. Randell’s introspection on “Reverie on Norfolk Street” turns a romantic eye in a moment of touching sentiment. 

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
23 Ratings
23 Ratings
melly1979 ,

Pure Bliss and Peaceful Excitement

I am not one to buy an entire Album of anyone, not even the beetles. I had to buy the entire Album every song makes me feel closer to heaven and I feel such a wave of peace comes over me when I let y mind escape to this album. When I am an old coot in a home one day this will be blaring from my room !!

Melissa
Metter, Ga

the is it's ,

A Post-Folk Masterpiece

Amazing writing and production. Close your eyes and let it wash over you.

ghawthorn71 ,

Talented Artists- Support killer music and buy now!

I heard this band a few days ago on KSUA (UAF College Radio) and as usual had my soundhound app open. Bought it immediately after hearing "Tangled Heart". Very good musical talent that offers a smooth and honey sounding voice coupled with shifting melodies and chords that will take you places when listened with closed eyes. It's kind of timeless music really - it could have come from the 60's, 70's...but bloomed recently.

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