Contractions and negatives in song titles — “Don’t Know,” “Can’t Give,” “What I’m Trying” — convey the anguish
Andrew Hamlin 1 p.m., July 29
Sound description: Spanning a range of genres from doo-wop to new wave, they have been described as eclectic, world-influenced pop á la Paul Simon, David Byrne, Grizzly Bear, and Vampire Weekend.
RIYL: Mew, Dirty Projectors, Grizzly Bear, Foals, Vampire Weekend, Talking Heads
Inception: San Diego, 2012
Ex-Band Members: Michaela Wilson, Keyboards, Vocals
Influences: Roy Orbison, Hugh Masekela, Harry Nilsson, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Eric Clapton, David Byrne, Lynyrd Skynyrd
Based in the Mt. Helix area, indie/folk/jazz/rock group, the Lulls were originally known as Ed Ghost Tucker, blending three-part vocal harmonies over richly layered instrumentation and eclectic time signatures. Spanning a range of genres from doo-wop to new wave, they have been described as eclectic, world-influenced pop á la Paul Simon, David Byrne, Grizzly Bear, and Vampire Weekend.
The band originally featured Cameron Wilson (vocals, bass), his sister Michaela Wilson (keys, vocals), Ryan Miller (drums), and Rutger Rosenborg (guitar). All but Michaela previously played together in the punk band Numskull. “All four of us have known each other since childhood,” says Miller. As for the band name, “We found it on a receipt. ‘Ed,’ ‘Ghost,’ and ‘Tucker’ were printed on an old receipt, and we used them.”
In late November 2014, they released their debut six-track EP Channels, featuring a cover design by Austin artist Brian Gossett. When keyboardist Michaela Wilson moved to San Luis Obispo, the remaining trio became the Lulls in 2015.
The debut Lulls single "Bruise" was released in summer 2016.