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Published: 2011/07/21

Lotus to Release New Album in September

Lotus will release their third full-length album on September 13 via SCI Fidelity Records. The group’s self-titled album—the band’s first with the lineup of Mike Greenfield (Drums), Jesse Miller (Bass, Sampler), Luke Miller (Guitar, Keys) and Mike Rempel (Guitar)—finds the group moving in a decidedly more electronic direction, while still staying true to their organic roots. The album is also fleshed out with analog synthesizers, manipulated sounds,horns and string arrangements. The group performs next in Lake Tahoe, NV on August 10.

Here’s a look at the album’s tracks

Golden Ghost
Blacklight Sunflare
Bush Pilot
The Surf
In an Outline
Lou Carcohl


There are 5 comments associated with this post

Steve July 21, 2011, 15:24:02

from bass guitar to bass sampler… :-(

Mohsin July 21, 2011, 17:15:35

agreed steve, when talking to Jesse after my last show i wanted to say something like “I didnt enjoy the songs you played the laptop/keys on instead of your bass” but too much of a fan of the band to criticize them to their face atleast haha

tyler July 21, 2011, 17:33:04

Going more electronic isn’t why I got into Lotus, their organic sound hooked me. Every show I just keep hoping they play all older material not the laptop stuff. Guess they have to go with the trend unfortunately. Definitely nowhere near the band they were when they started in Indiana 12 years ago, not even hardly a hint of it.

music fan July 21, 2011, 19:02:56

I like these guys but don’t know much about them. Why did the original drummer and percussionist leave? And does this mean Mike Greenfield is not part of the band either at this point?

Sean September 12, 2011, 10:52:33

The original drummer, Steve Clemmens, went on hiatus back in ’10 due to the birth of his child. There is no official word as to his return, but I sure do miss those beats! And to speak to the comments above, I am a Lotus fan from the beginning and miss the true “instrumental” sound that the Goshen boys perfected. However, give the new release a listen. I think you will agree they maintain a lot of the old form even though they are incorporating more midi/laptops. Given the above, they continue to bring it live and have never disappointed IMO.

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