Listen: Lotus Plaza - 'Monoliths'
One of the many side-projects from the members of Deerhunter, Lotus Plaza (Lockett Pundt) released their second album earlier today, Spooky Action at a Distance. And while a lot of the attention goes to frontman Bradford Cox, Pundt’s work is stellar in its own right
The album’s lead single 'Monoliths' captures what many Deerhunter fans find so endearing: distilled, beautiful garage rock without the messy pomp but still unrefined. You can listening to the excellent single below.
Every drummer I saw at CMJ last year had one cymbal and a hi-hat. It's a reductionist set-up that has been being used by Deerhunter's Moses Archuleta since at least 2007. It's not minimal just for the sake of it because that hat sounds divine. In terms of drum production and sticking, the band is as influential as it gets for up and comers. [read more]
We're not in even in 2014 yet, but festival organisers are already letting us know exactly how and where we are going to spend that Christmas money our grandma will no doubt be giving us this year. [read more]
Today's Mix/Cover/Live + MP3 Roundup includes Marina & The Diamonds , Grace Jones, Deerhunter & Loverman. Remix MP3: Marina & The Diamonds - Obsessions (pink stallone remix) Cover MP3: Grace Jones - Ring of Fire (Johnny Cash) Live MP3: Deerhunter - Never Stops (Live) MP3 Of The Day! Loverman MP3: Loverman - Shoot The Pig http://www.myspace.com/lovermantheband [read more]