Lotus announces more dates to their winter tour in support of the latest album, Eat the Light. The string of recent two-night shows continues down south at Atlanta’s Variety Playhouse & Asheville’s Orange Peel. They will also tour the California coast with stops at Solana Beach’s Belly Up, Los Angeles’ The Fonda Theatre and two nights at The Independent in San Francisco before heading to Oregon to play Portland’s Crystal Ballroom and Eugene’s McDonald Theatre.
Lotus announces special guest vocalists for the headline show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre this Saturday, September 17. Joining the band to perform songs off the latest album, Eat the Light, will be Denver’s Gabe Otto of Pan Astral (“Eats the Light”) and Rachel Eisenstat of Raven Jane (“Suntan”) as well as LA’s Oriel Poole (“Anti-Gravity”).
On Friday, July 15, jamtronica pioneers Lotus released their highly anticipated 13th studio album Eat The Light with North American tour dates to follow.
The album is unique in that for the first time, the instrumental-heavy band opted to focus their efforts on cultivating a specific aspect skill set; almost like a case study. For many long term fans, the news that the 10 track album will feature vocals on every track came as an upsetting surprise.
Lotus announces the July 15th release date of the new studio album, Eat the Light. It’s a first for Lotus, an album with vocals on every song. Guest singers appear throughout ranging from soulful to indie, male and female, electronic and rock. The tracks bubble with contagious dance energy and blast into orbit with sing-along choruses. Tightly produced yet raw grooves recall sounds of The Talking Heads, Jamiroquai, and LCD Soundsystem.
"Eats the Light," the new single from Lotus, features the band's classic propulsive sound with a dramatic leap forward in songwriting. Frequent collaborator, Gabe Otto, joins on lead vocals, pairing perfectly with the bubbling analog synths and driving groove inspired by early-80s Talking Heads. Themes of technologic-fueled paranoia run through the lyrics inhabiting a world oversaturated by bright screens that obscure all else.