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.
After weeks of deliberation, we can finally announce our Album of the Year 2010 winners (Readers' Poll & Staff Choice). Before we get down to business, we'd just like to thank all the people that voted in our 'Readers' Poll'. A staggering 12,075 votes were cast, with around 35% of all those votes going to the eventual winner. We'd also like to applaud all the bands/artists that made it onto our list. You all released great records and that shouldn't be forgotten. Our gratit... (continued) [read more]
The 405 spent the weekend in Camber Sands for the last ever summer edition of the ATP Festival series - curated by the band that has most soundtracked our existence: Deerhunter. So we performed our trick of leaving a disposable camera in the site with instructions on the back for festival-goers to use the camera and pass it around, and it turned out to be one of the more successful in our series in terms of geting the camera returned. [read more]
OK.. some unlucky parts of the UK might have been cursed with snow and heavy downpours this week but today the sun is out in Brighton and I thought I'd celebrate that by making a sweet, sweet spring-themed mixtape for your fine, fine selves. Tracklist: 1. Sunrise - Yeasayer 2. Good Friday - Why? 3. When the Springtime Comes Again - John Fahey 4. Sunshine And Clouds And Everything Proud - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah 5. Spring And By Summer Fall - Blonde Redhead 6. The Sun S... (continued) [read more]