Alternative instrumental band coming to Tahoe
For those waiting for a concert experience with the dynamics of a rock band (read: no laptops), the dance inducing rhythms of club music, and the sophistication of modern electronica, an unlikely musical alternative has arrived in the form of the band Lotus.
Formed at a Mennonite college that had banned on-campus dancing as late as the 1980’s, Lotus brings their club-worthy beats and rocking instrumental anthems to theaters throughout the country this fall. No glow-stick bracelets, pretentious Can trivia, or expensive distressed fashion required.
Lotus’ May release, “Escaping Sargasso Sea,” is a double-disc live album which draws from two previous studio albums, “Nomad” and “The Strength of Weak Ties,” along with never before released material. From the post/math-rock of “When H Binds to O” to the slippery dance beats of “Wax,” this collection shows Lotus’s ability to deconstruct, stretch, and rebuild their compositions spontaneously on stage. Restraining from flaunting their individual chops, Lotus builds compositions on catchy melodies and heavy grooves.
Lake Tahoe Action will give away “Escaping Sargasso Sea” to one lucky winner. The first person to e-mail the editor, Tim Parsons, at email@example.com will be awarded the double-CD. The contest begins Friday, Oct. 12 at noon.
The five-piece band has creatively fused electronic dance music with instrumental post-rock for eight years. The result is an explosive live show that has made crowds get down across the United States, Canada and Japan. Armed with a massive light rig and one of the most energetic shows on the circuit,
Lotus proves why they have become a go-to act for late night festival slots. This tour takes the band into renowned theatres nationwide including the Ogden Theatre in Denver, the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, Park West in Chicago, and the Bowery Ballroom in New York.
The following night, Lotus plays Harlow’s in Sacramento.
For more information go online to http://www.lotusvibes.com
Later this year, look for a Lotus remix project with LCD Soundsystem label-mate Juan Maclean.