Lutalo Shares “Push Back Baby,” Announces New Album

Minnesota-raised, Vermont-based producer and songwriter Lutalo announces their new EP, AGAIN, out August 25th on Winspear, and presents its lead single/video, “Push Back Baby.” For Lutalo, creating music is an act of hope in and of itself. Throughout their meticulously crafted, folk, rock and soul — on which they sing and play all the instruments — Lutalo embeds golden lines of poetry that inspire curiosity about the world and empathy for everyone searching for a way through it. On the ambitious AGAIN, a collection of kinetic indie rock tracks, Lutalo makes bold critiques of systemic oppression, capitalism, and the digital attention economy. Though these topics are heady, their writing always sits at an accessible place of personal introspection. “You’re looking through the eyes of Lutalo,” Lutalo says of AGAIN. “I’m looking at my emotions, as well as how other people feel and interact with the systems we live within.”

On “Push Back Baby,”AGAIN’s arresting lead single whose fuzzy electric guitar lines twist and unfurl in intricate patterns, Lutalo paints a complex portrait of our current reality that’s “rooted in the greed or narcissism of capitalists,” they explain. “I’m analyzing those systems and patterns, and also asking, ‘Can we continue to not perpetuate this?’ Because it’s hurt a lot of people historically. I’m just asking people to question it.”

In support of AGAIN, Lutalo will tour throughout North American with Katy Kirby in August and Claud in September. Full dates are listed below and tickets are on sale now. 

Lutalo 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 %
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

Photo Courtesy: Aily Zeltser