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.
Holy shit. Is it just me, or was September bursting at the seams with good music? From predictably great stuff to overwhelmingly pleasant surprises, it really felt like this month had it all. For the first time, ten felt like too small a number; there was just too damn much great stuff that I wanted to include here. But you know, I am a professional guy-who-sits-at-his-computer-and-rants-about-music, and as such, I finally whittled this weekâs list down to the articleâs names... (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]
All Tomorrow's Parties have announced the second set of artists for both weekends of their spring/summer events this year. [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]