NPR First Listen + No Depression Spotlight

Surprise!! We are ~Extremely Thrilled~ to announce that you can now listen to our new album What Will We Do in its entirety. We are so grateful to NPR Music and writer Jewly Hight for premiering the album, only on NPR Music’s First Listen page, before its official release on January 25th.

"[Lula Wiles belongs] to the new generation of singer-songwriters who lean into personalized particularity and mine the complexity of their inner lives. [...] It's Buckland, Burke and Obomsawin's skill at shifting and sharpening vantage points and fine-tuning tone and inflection that holds all these threads together."

Click the link above to check it out!

In other press-related news, we’re No Depression’s Spotlight Artist for the month of January! Writer Cillea Houghton wrote this great feature on us, and Ellie and Mali co-wrote a guest column on how we seek to combat erasure in our songs. Keep an eye out for even more Lula-related content on ND this month!


Boston release show + tour with Darlingside!!

At last!!!! We are beyond excited to announce that our Boston album release show for What Will We Do will take place on Sunday, February 3rd at OBERON.

OBERON has hosted some of our favorite music events in recent memory in Boston, and we are so excited to bring our new songs to this room. We will be joined by our bestie Sean Trischka on drums, and we will also have the great pop-rock-folk-punk-metal-jam duo MATTIE & DEBBIE supporting the show. Lula Wiles will play a short set, then Mattie & Debbie will melt your hearts and your faces. After that, we will present our new album, WHAT WILL WE DO, in its entirety. Expect surprises. Wear sparkles.


Tickets: 💥…/lula-wiles/…

We're also very excited to announce we'll be supporting Darlingside for a bunch of shows in April!! We love those boys and their dreamy harmonies. We'll have our new album in tow, heading to NASHVILLE, TN / KANSAS CITY, MO / DAVENPORT, IA / CHATTANOOGA, TN... Plus more dates to come! See ya out there on the dancefloor? Tix on sale this Friday!

4/19 - The Redstone Room @ River Music Experience / Davenport, IA
4/20 - recordBar / Kansas City, MO
4/23 - The Basement East / Nashville, TN
4/25 - Songbirds / Chattanooga, TN

What Will We Do, coming January 25th

Hey fellow humans. We’re beyond thrilled to announce our second record, What Will We Do, to be released January 25th on Smithsonian Folkways! It’s been a wicked long time coming and we cannot wait to share it with you. For your listening pleasure, we’ve released TWO SINGLES available on Spotify.

For your future-planning-and-money-spending-pleasure, you can head to our tour page for a whole slew of album release tour dates. If none of that suffices, you can pre-order the album on CD or vinyl here.

An immense thank you to our fans and friends, to our expert co-producer and engineer Dan Cardinal of Dimension Sound Studios, and to honorary Lula Sean Trischka for playin' the drummies! We love you!

Album artwork by Carla Rozman, album cover photo by Meghan Ireland


Shows + pals, our two favorite things

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We’re so excited to be joining our dear pals MIPSO for a short run of shows next week in Virginia and North Carolina! This will be a super fun collaborative show where we'll play a few songs of our own and join Mipso on a bunch of their songs! Isa will even be busting out the clawhammer banjo (her secret weapon). This tour, centered around Mipso's home state of North Carolina, celebrates the five-year anniversary (and vinyl re-release) of Mipso's first album, Dark Holler Pop. We wanna see some pals out there in Virginia and North Carolina! You can get tickets to all of these shows on our website. Or just click this here link.

Americanafest + All Songs Considered!

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We had quite a time at Americanafest in Nashville this past week – saw lots of friends, lots of great music, lots of friends making great music, and played two showcases of our own. Some folks from NPR Music saw us play, and were kind enough to feature us (and our song “One More Night”) in their “Best of Americanafest 2018” roundup for All Songs Considered!

Jewly Hight writes: "They won me over because they're virtuosic musicians, they have a great three-part vocal, and they just have such a clarity of perspective and tone of voice and such biting wit. They seem like young women who know their minds and flex their intellects, and really capture the awkwardness of contemporary communication." Listen to the piece here.

Our Southeast tour finishes up this week, check out our tour dates here!