Indie Folk Twin Sisters LULLANAS Announce Debut Album ‘Pretty Lies and Time Machines’ (out 6/14)

February 9, 2024 BY Emma Orland

Twin sister folk pop duo LULLANAS will release their debut full-length album, Pretty Lies & Time Machines, on June 14th. The 11-track album is a gorgeously euphonic work that’s a salve for all that ails us, as evidenced on the title track, available everywhere today. Listen here:

“‘Pretty Lies & Time Machines’ sums up the weight and the beautiful, complex emotions tied to the people who come in and out of our lives. It acknowledges the hope, the messiness, and all the emotions in between, and how at night, our thoughts are most alive. It became the name of our album because it really represents the overall theme,” LULLANAS share.

Listen To “Pretty Lies and Time Machines” Here:

The pair’s harmony-laden musings about the persistently transformative nature of relationships are immediately disarming, no matter how heartbreaking they may be. As twins, the duo work quite synergistically: Atisha is more of the lyricist who pulls from indie folk rock, while Nishita, who’s more into country pop, takes lead on melodies and guitar. For the first time, the duo teamed up with their good friend and producer Keith Goodwin (Good Old War) to co-produce Pretty Lies & Time Machines, which added a special touch to the creative process for them. They also collaborated with several esteemed artists on the album’s songwriting, including Jake Etheridge on the title track, as well as Katelyn Tarver, Marc Scibilia, Sam Lynch, Riley Pearce, and more

The Indian-American sisters from the outskirts of Philly DIY’d their way into music while visiting their grandmother in Mumbai, recording the wistful “don’t say” on a whim at a cotton mill–turned–recording studio there. Immediately comforting and relatable, it organically amassed nearly 4 million streams on Spotify. Born in the U.S. to first-generation immigrants, their childhood included many family road trips filled with music from the Beatles, Shania Twain, and James Taylor. Today, their music echoes the manifold melodies of their upbringing.  In 2020, LULLANAS released their debut EP, the nostalgic Before Everything Got Real, produced by Peter Katis (The National, The Paper Kites). Between gigs alongside Maggie Rose, Darlingside, and Wild Rivers, they toured with Peter Bradly Adams and Australian indie folk trio Sons of the East.

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Stay tuned for more music and news from LULLANAS.