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.
Last week we had Young Man weave together some amazing tracks for your listening pleasure, and this week we have Young The Giant attempting to do the same. Spoon into Dr. Dre? That works for us. Young The Giant Guest Mix As a band we try to listen to as much music as we can get our hands on. We are constantly searching for new albums that inspire us as musicians. This list is a mix of songs that have been blasted out of our van speakers while on the road this past year. Hop... (continued) [read more]
Lockett Pundt (Deerhunter) has unveiled the first track from Spooky Action At A Distance, his second album as Lotus Plaza. It’s called ‘Strangers’ and it’s a beautiful, melancholic, aerial meeting between psych-rock and jangle pop, all over percussive drumrolls. It’s like hearing Felt taking over ‘Desire Lines’ (from the latest Deerhunter record, Halcyon Digest). Stream it below. [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]
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]