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.
This week has been a good week. Gold Panda, Dustin Wong, Shrag, Marnie Stern and The Xcerts have all released great records and we've interviewed the likes of Everything Everything and of Montreal. Below you'll find a list of all the reviews/features from the last week plus a playlist of songs that you can listen to on Spotify. Click the image below to check out our Spotify playlist. Everything Everything - Interview - (link) Gold Panda - Lucky Shiner - (link)... (continued) [read more]
Welcome to The 405 'Album of the Year' shortlist for 2010. Our 'Album of the Year' article is the first of many 'end of year' features that will be hitting the site as the year draws to a close. Over the next two months expect a look back out our favourite EP's of 2010, favourite films, emerging bands of 2010, a massive 405 staff article looking at the best and worst happenings in 2010 and a few more surprises. We'll also be looking back on our 'Ones to Watch' list from last... (continued) [read more]
Deerhunter have announced that âMemory Boyâ will be the second single to be taken from Halcyon Digest album. âMemory Boyâ is set for release on April 11th. Meanwhile, you can catch the band live as they visit the UK next month as part of their European tour. Tour Dates: March 26 â Belfast, The Stiff Kitten 28 â Glasgow, Oran Mor 29 â Leeds, The Irish Centre 30 â Manchester, Sound Control 31 â London, Shepherds Bush Empire Click here to buy tickets [read more]
And just like that, Primavera came to close. Day 3, no different than days 2 and 3, was full of crowd pleasing and intense performances courtesy of some of the best groups around...Sonic Youth, Neil Young, Liars, Black Lips, Deerhunter, Lemonade, Jesu, Gang Gang Dance, and of course greeting the sunrise with some late-night dancing. By far the best festival experience in terms of both functionality and line-up...It really can't get any better than Neil Young, Liars, and Sonic You... (continued) [read more]