Lotus Announce 2012 Tour Dates, Remix of ‘Orchids’

Lotus returns to the road in 2012 in support of the recently released self-titled album on SCI Fidelity Records. The group’s live shows have become a staple among concert enthusiasts with the high-energy vibe and intense light show working audiences into a blissful frenzy.

Today, Lotus releases a new remix of the album-closing track “Orchids” by The Album Leaf (Sub Pop)(download). Jesse Miller (bass, sampler) explains how the collaboration came about:

“We’ve been fans of The Album Leaf going back a number of years. During the summer of 2010 we played 3 shows with the band and met Jimmy LaValle (the main mind behind The Album Leaf). His compositions have a unique ability to bring a very human and affecting element to music that is steeped in electronics. We decided he should remix one of the least electronic compositions from the Lotus album ‘Orchids.’ LaValle created a mix that combines the lush strings and guitars of the original with The Album Leaf’s signature approach to atmosphere and beat to create a track that invokes a sepia-filtered, cinematic nostalgia.”

Lotus’ self-tiled album garnered positive feedback across the board for its 11 tracks that range from hard-hitting funky back beats to expansive instrumental rock. Drum! said, “Lotus is so grab-your-nuts funky it’ll have your grandparents poppin’ and lockin’ at a flash mob,” while Relix stated “With a new and familiar sound that satisfies intellect and instinct, this album warrants its lofty moniker.” “A kiss to you post-rock electronic creations, you make me dance, smile, and meditate through the hours,” proclaimed Filter. (Purchase: iTunes / Amazon, Stream: SoundCloud)

Catch Lotus in the following cities:

 

February
4- Denver, CO – The Fillmore
14- Covington, KY – Madison Theatre
15- Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
16- Goshen, IN – Goshen Theater
17- Chicago, IL – Congress
18- St Louis, MO – The Pageant
22- Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
23-Tulsa, OK – Cain’s
24- Dallas, TX – Trees
25- Austin, TX – La Zona Rosa
26- Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
28-Birmingham, AL – Workplay
29- Charleston, SC – Music Farm

 

March
1- Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
2- Nashville, TN – Marathon
3- Athens, GA – Georgia Theater
5-Orlando, FL – Beacham Theater
6- Jacksonville, FL – Freebird
8- Wilmington, NC – Brooklyn Art Center
9- Norfolk, VA – The Norva
10- Richmond, VA – The National
14- Amsterdam, Netherlands – Jam in the Dam VI at The Melkweg
15- Amsterdam, Netherlands – Jam in the Dam VI at The Melkweg
16- Amsterdam, Netherlands – Jam in the Dam VI at The Melkweg

 

April
13- Washington, DC- 9:30 Club
14- Washington, DC- 9:30 Club

 

May
16- Japan- Venue TBA
17- Japan- Venue TBA
18- Japan- Venue TBA
19- Yokohama, Japan- Green Room Festival
20- Yokohama, Japan- Green Room Festival

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