Lotus Fall Tour 2009/Duel October EP Releases

Lotus will release two new separate EP’s on October 6th, Oil and Glass and Feather and Wood, gearing up for their Fall tour. With opening acts including RJD2, the Egg, Break Science and Big in Japan; Lotus is preparing for a tour even bigger than last year’s Hammerstrike tour. Lotus previewed a couple tracks off of their new albums at their annual festival, Summerdance . The first set on 8/29 included, “Grayrigg”, a new one off off Oil and Glass. The first song of their second night encore included “Marisol”, the opening track off Feather and Wood.
Oil on Glass (October 6th release)
1. Simian
2. Scrapple
3. Grayrigg
4. Hammerstrike (Kypski Remix)
5. Alkaline (Remix ft. Othello)
6. Monochrome

“Simian”-the first track released off of Oil and Glass-has a very melodic sound throughout. With a baseline that plucks along in a perfectly lackluster way and a guitar melody that you can almost mouth the words to; I almost hear remnants of an old Umphrey’s jam sound within this track. Starting off with their strength on guitar and transitioning into a slow, sleek dub drum/bassline accompanied by spacey, almost ominous hallway effects.

Feather on Wood(October 6th release)
1. Marisol
2. 72 Hrs Awake
3. Vancouver Island
4. Turquoise (Prussian Blue Remix by Skytree)
5. Cain & Abel

“Marisol”, the initial track off of Feather and Wood begins with very minimal drum workings overlapped by long sliding guitar riffs and aquatic synth beats. It builds and builds, gathering more sounds together until it breaks into a slightly anti-climatic section that decrescendo’s back to the track’s original flowing feeling. It makes me imagine gliding through a lucid dream to nowhere special.

“Simian” and “Marisol” can be streamed on Lotus’s Myspace page below….

Lotus- In Bloom

Lotus: Through the Mirror Episode 3 from LotusVibes on Vimeo.

Lotus Fall Tour Dates 2009

Oct 15 Belly Up Aspen, CO
Oct 16 Quixotes Denver, CO (tix only avail w/ Fillmore package)*
Oct 17 Fillmore Auditorium Denver, CO*
Oct 20 Granada Theatre Lawrence, KS
Oct 21 The Old Rock House St. Louis, MO w/ The Egg
Oct 22 Slowdown Omaha, NE w/ The Egg
Oct 23 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN w/ The Egg
Oct 24 Turner Hall Ballroom Milwaukee, WI w/ The Egg
Oct 26 Copper Dragon Carbondale, IL w/ The Egg
Oct 27 Bluebird Nightclub Bloomington, IN w/ The Egg
Oct 28 Bogart’s Cincinnati, OH w/ The Egg
Oct 29 House of Blues Cleveland, OH w/ The Egg
Oct 30 The Town Ballroom Buffalo, NY w/ The Egg
Oct 31 Sonar Baltimore, MD w/ Big In Japan & The Egg
Nov 1 State Theater State College, PA w/ The Egg
Nov 4 Higher Ground Burlington, VT w/ The Egg
Nov 5 Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA w/ The Egg*
Nov 6 Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA w/ The Egg*
Nov 7 Revolution Hall Troy, NY
Nov 10 Is Venue Charlottesville, VA w/ Big Gigantic
Nov 11 Cat’s Cradle Carrboro, NC w/ Big Gigantic
Nov 12 TBA
Nov 13 Bear Creek Music & Arts Live Oak, FL Festival
Nov 14 Orange Peel Asheville, NC w/ Big Gigantic
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Nov 27 Vic Theatre Chicago, IL*
Nov 28 Terminal 5 New York, NY w/ RJD2*

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