We’ve already told our friends at Distonal to get a new pair of pants ready because Lotus Plaza is stopping in Louisville on their North American tour at Zanzabar on July 7, 2012. Lotus Plaza is the solo-project of Deerhunter guitarist, Lockett Pundt, and it kicks ass. His newest album, Spooky Action at a Distance is out now on Kranky Records. Check out some of the tracks below.
About Spooky Action at a Distance (via Kranky):
This is the second album from Lotus Plaza, the solo nom de plume of Lockett Pundt, better known as the guitarist in Deerhunter. Pundt has penned a number of the best songs on the last two Deerhunter albums, and his first album, The Floodlight Collective was a tour de force of guitar pop smarts.
He has the uncanny ability to build soaring, melodic gems from simple musical phrases; a möbius strip of a guitar line and repeating clipped drum roll in “Strangers”; a tribal drum beat holding down the foundation on “Out of Touch”; two acoustic guitar chords and a slight bit of snare as the basis for “Dusty Rhodes”; a series of slowly descending piano chord scales on “Jet Out of the Tundra”.
There is a wide variety of songs and moods here, from unabashed rockers such as “White Galactic One” and “Monoliths”, acoustic laced introspection on “Dusty Rhodes” and “Black Buzz”, to the lysergic electronics of “Remember Our Days”.
Spooky Action at a Distance is a wide angle view of what should be the zeitgeist of contemporary guitar pop.
05-03 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
05-04 Boise, ID – Neurolux
05-05 Seattle, WA – Neumos
05-06 Vancouver, British Columbia – The Media Club
05-07 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
05-09 San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop
05-10 Los Angeles, CA – Echo
05-11 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
05-12 Tucson, AZ – Plush
05-13 El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace
05-15 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s
05-16 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jack’s
07-06 Chattanooga, TN – JJ’s Bohemia
07-07 Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
07-08 Bloomington, IN – The Bishop
07-09 Columbia, MO – Mojo’s
07-10 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
07-11 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
07-12 Madison, WI – Wisconsin Union Theater
07-14 Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival
07-15 Cleveland Heights, OH – Grog Shop
07-17 Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
07-18 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
07-19 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
07-20 Philadelphia, PA – The Underground Arts
07-21 Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
07-22 Asheville, NC – Emerald Lounge