Lotus Album/Tour

LOTUS RELEASES NEW STUDIO ALBUM, HAMMERSTRIKE, ON OCTOBER 14
LOOK FOR THE BAND ON TOUR IN PREMIER U.S. THEATRES THIS FALL

Lotus
This fall, Lotus releases their highly anticipated studio album, Hammerstrike, and steps out on their most ambitious tour yet. The months ahead will wrap up a huge year of growth for Lotus; a year that has positioned this instrumental post-rock outfit for a breakout 2009.

Hammerstrike (October 14, 2008/SCI Fidelity) finds the band reaching back in order to move forward. Primarily recorded live in one room to analog tape by Bill Moriarty (Dr. Dog, Man Man), the album captures a sound that harkens back to the 70's but never slips into nostalgic retreads. The compositions are focused and melodic, filled out with orchestration including swelling violins and cellos, banjo, wordless choirs, and electronic noises. Though the tracks range from dance floor ready rockers to soaring post-rock instrumentals, the album is held together by a sanguine spirit pervading each track. The big guitars, feedback, and distortion serve an optimistic purpose. It is a decidedly American feel that invokes big skies, open roads, and a zealous yet naïve pursuit of the idea that defeat will never be conceded.

The band will tour this fall in support of Hammerstrike. The complete list of confirmed dates is as follows:

09.24 Mercury New York NY The Debut of Hammerstrike in its entirety
09.25 Revolution Hall Troy NY
09.26 Higher Ground Burlington VT
09.27 Paradise Rock Club Boston MA
10.06 Canopy Club Urbana IL
10.07 The Blue Note Columbia MO w/ Elastik Soul
10.08 The Old Rock House St. Louis MO w/ The Egg
10.09 Slowdown Omaha NE w/ Somasphere
10.10 Ogden Theater Denver CO w/ BLVD
10.11 Aggie Theatre Ft. Collins CO w/ BLVD
10.14 Orpheum Theater Flagstaff AZ w/ BLVD
10.15 Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach CA w/ BLVD
10.16 The Roxy Hollywood CA w/ Region of Darkness, BLVD
10.17 Great American Music Hall San Francisco CA
10.18 McDonald Theatre Eugene OR w/ BLVD
10.22 The Cabooze Minneapolis MN w/ Family Groove Company
10.23 Majestic Theatre Madison WI w/ Family Groove Company
10.24 Miramar Theatre Milwaukee WI w/ Family Groove Company
10.25 Park West Chicago IL w/ Family Groove Company
10.26 The Intersection Grand Rapids MI w/ Garganta
10.28 Skully's Music-Diner Columbus OH w/ Papadosio
10.29 House of Blues Cleveland OH w/ Papadosio
10.30 Lulu's State College State College PA
10.31 Theatre of Living Arts Philadelphia PA w/ Grimace Federation
11.01 9:30 Club Washington DC
11.02 The National Richmond VA w/ SeepeopleS
11.03 Jefferson Center Roanoke, VA w/ SeepeopleS
11.05 Neighborhood Theatre Charlotte NC w/ SeepeopleS
11.06 Cat's Cradle w/ SeepeopleS
11.07 Orange Peel Asheville NC w/ SeepeopleS
11.08 Georgia Theatre Athens GA w/ SeepeopleS
11.09 Music Farm Charleston SC w/ SeepeopleS
11.11 Freebird Live Jacksonville FL w/ SeepeopleS
11.12 Beta Bar Tallahassee FL w/ SeepeopleS
11.13 Proud Larry's Oxford MS w/ SeepeopleS
11.14 Tipitina's Uptown (Indoors) New Orleans LA w/ SeepeopleS
11.15 Antone's Austin TX w/ SeepeopleS
11.26 Chameleon Club Lancaster PA
11.28 Mr. Small's Theatre Millvale PA
11.29 Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza New York NY
12.30-31 Fox Theatre Boulder CO

http://www.lotusvibes.com

[Published on: 8/25/08]

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ClaysTribe starstarstarstarstar Mon 8/25/2008 11:05AM
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ClaysTribe

yesssssssssssssssssss, finally some love to the west!

yalls is a great band

King Rhino starstarstarstarstar Mon 8/25/2008 11:12AM
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YES! Just grabbed my ticket for the debut of HAMMERSTRIKE at the Mercury Lounge in NYC, baby! AND IT IS ONLY $10!!!! Plus, with the ticket you get a digital download of HAMMERSTRIKE mailed to you the day of the show. How sweet is that? After seeing Lotus rip it up in a late night set on Jam Cruise this past January, I just know this show will be off the hiz-ook!

LisaM1 Mon 8/25/2008 11:12AM
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LisaM1

next time could you possibly make a stop in utah???

chinacatsunflower1989 starstarstar Mon 8/25/2008 11:12AM
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chinacatsunflower1989

Pretty extensive tour, really wish theyd hit up Buffalo tho, they havent been here in over two years. i may have to catch the columbus show tho. long live lotus!!!

deadpig79 Mon 8/25/2008 11:18AM
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deadpig79

i know seattle sucks but come on your going to portland! gonna hafta take a ride!

RambleOnShelbyRose Mon 8/25/2008 11:19AM
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RambleOnShelbyRose

following this awsome band from troy to boston hopefully. lotus is that good shit

Entangled Minds Clothing Mon 8/25/2008 11:19AM
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Entangled Minds Clothing

huge tour!

glad to see some westcoast dates.

the crystal will be bouncin'!

Broesau starstarstarstarstar Mon 8/25/2008 11:56AM
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BurbonSong starstarstarstarstar Mon 8/25/2008 11:59AM
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BurbonSong

This is great news for Lotus! They were phenomenal at Rothbury! I'm hoping for a Lotus/PGroove tour next year once PGroove signs over to Madison House

ScIFreak starstarstarstarstar Mon 8/25/2008 12:02PM
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ScIFreak

Yea Intersection MIchigan!! Bring the heat boys.!!!

discocham Mon 8/25/2008 12:06PM
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discocham

You said it Burbon...I saw these guys for the first time at Rothbury a was very impressed...those domes where they played was the perfect setting...and I'm not normally into electronic music.

derreck Mon 8/25/2008 12:38PM
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derreck

The Crystal Ballroom date is wrong, unless it's new or something.

Gamehedge86 Mon 8/25/2008 01:26PM
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Glad to see them picking up Papadosio for a couple shows

okalrightic starstarstarstarstar Mon 8/25/2008 01:43PM
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see you all at TLA for the Halloween throwdown and at 9:30 the following night!

yemmw Mon 8/25/2008 02:09PM
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yemmw

what the hell is post-rock? rock is still alive and well.

Ointment starstarstarstarstar Mon 8/25/2008 02:49PM
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Ointment

gonna be an awesome halloween

Jeff Kash starstarstarstarstar Mon 8/25/2008 03:33PM
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Jeff Kash

HELL YEAH! MERCURY LOUNGE SHIT IS GONNA BE ILL, YO!!!!!!!!

thadbosetti starstarstarstarstar Mon 8/25/2008 03:46PM
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thadbosetti

Awesome! I love me so Lotus. If y'all get a chance, get out to the Ohio shows and check out Papadosio! http://www.papadosio.com/Music/Bylightmp3.zip goto the link for a free copy of their EP By the Light of the Stars. Enjoy!

mandophine Mon 8/25/2008 03:56PM
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mandophine

new orleans? word.

bigfro Mon 8/25/2008 04:05PM
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bigfro

Ltus kicks ass, but IS Ebonics really necessary Yo!!!! Word Up!!!

silent9bass starstarstarstarstar Mon 8/25/2008 04:09PM
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silent9bass

Lotus! Great tour. Gotta second the Papadosio too. Those guys are worth checking out for sure. Can't wait till the Columbus, OH date.

briank67 starstarstarstarstar Mon 8/25/2008 04:11PM
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briank67

this should be fun, i've been waiting for this announcement since their tease at summercamp saying they'd hit the midwest hard in the fall. too bad BLVD isn't coming for those shows though because i'm not a fan of family groove co. i'd love to make it to urbana somehow, otherwise hopefully i shall be at chicago and milwaukee =) never been to milwaukee, how is this venue?

jerryg1942 Mon 8/25/2008 05:49PM
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lotus is where its at. saw em 4 the first time last year @ state theatre in state college. i'm pretty sure they're not playin the state theatre again this year is because us people in the front inadvertidly unbolted like 3 rows of seats out of the ground from ragin' so hard haha. livin in philly this year and cant wait for HALLOWEEEEEN.

lukef1985 starstarstarstarstar Mon 8/25/2008 07:15PM
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lukef1985

Hell Yeah gotta love Lotus coming through 2 dates in Ohio. Even better they teaming up with Papadosio WOOOOOOHOOOOOO. Glad to see Papadosio getting some loving on the boards. If you go to Ohio show make sure to get there early and check out Papadosio. Can't wait see you at the shows.

futhepharmer Mon 8/25/2008 08:00PM
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futhepharmer

Whoo-hoo! just took another hit o mplly the size of Rhode Island! Add a couple percs and a ten strip and I'm ready to be a biscuits fan! Whoo- hoo

futhepharmer Mon 8/25/2008 08:51PM
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WidespreadPhanic Tue 8/26/2008 12:16AM
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‹^› ‹(•¿•)› ‹^› {¬¿¬} starstarstarstarstar Tue 8/26/2008 04:55AM
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‹^› ‹(•¿•)› ‹^›      {¬¿¬}

this is testament to HOW MANY PEOPLE LOVE JAM MUSIC IN HERE.

you see these posts??? aha!!!

then for NORMAL bands, hardly any posts.

thanks LOTUS for all the fun all these years.

keep up the good work.

NO VOCALS RULES!!!!!!!! I still say, escaping sargasso sea was the #1 live jam album from 2007!!!! rock on!!!

Deucesturf Tue 8/26/2008 07:04AM
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Deucesturf

Pharmer you're a fucking tool, this is an article about lotus, not tDB, and look at you talking about spreading the bad vibe yet you post one of the most retarded close-minded statements that I have ever read on this website. Please don't waste anyone's time with your senseless comments, it really makes this site look bad, and if you can't stay on topic than maybe you yourself should stop with the ten strips and the percs. DOUCHEBAG...back on topic...LOTUS is at the top of their game, don't miss out on this tour b/c they have been on point this summer, enjoy the good times, ignore the losers like pharmer, see you at 930.

O1Roggae Tue 8/26/2008 07:58AM
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O1Roggae

solid tour, if only bisco would learn how to tour the U.S. like this

Deucesturf Tue 8/26/2008 08:12AM
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Deucesturf

^if only, too bad they're okay with being just a regional band, they haven't been to the west coast in over a year. Glad Lotus is spreading the Love

‹^› ‹(•¿•)› ‹^› {¬¿¬} starstarstarstarstar Tue 8/26/2008 09:34AM
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‹^› ‹(•¿•)› ‹^›      {¬¿¬}

Mike Rempel is so good on guitar, he could have his own band!!!!

He is sort of an Unknown bad-ass.

insignia starstarstarstarstar Tue 8/26/2008 10:13AM
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cant wait to hear the new album and see which songs are onit

its gonna be sick

Bowlegged Texan Tue 8/26/2008 10:29AM
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Bowlegged Texan

Alright, Antone's! Does anyone know anything about SeepeopleS or should I just show up late?

DelrayChris Tue 8/26/2008 11:29AM
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DelrayChris

would have loved a south florida date...but these guys are great none the less.

gmoo Tue 8/26/2008 12:46PM
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gmoo

See y'all at the Intersection. Nice to see the guys from Papadosio getting some opening love too :)

sbruce44 starstarstarstarstar Tue 8/26/2008 01:23PM
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sbruce44

Well... guess I'll see you at Mercury. (Kickass!)

sbruce44 star Tue 8/26/2008 01:24PM
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sbruce44

^It's already sold out. FUCK!

r0llingst0ned starstarstarstarstar Tue 8/26/2008 01:53PM
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r0llingst0ned

Haha now while I normally hate shit talkers, futhepharmer that was funny as fuck. I hate that kind of crowd too, music is the ultimate high. Thumbs up, sir.

futhepharmer Tue 8/26/2008 04:52PM
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futhepharmer

No Thank YOU sir. I'm really not a hater. I just purpously made that up just to show the blunts for Bisco's out there how it feels. Music really is the ultimate high and if you don't care for a particular band or story...don't comment on it!.............peace y'all

Phattiebace Tue 8/26/2008 04:58PM
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^^ shuv those thumbs up your ass and spin on em, sounds like you might enjoy a concert the same way all those 'dirty bisco' fans do with the username r0llingst0ned, your comment sounds just as retarded and douschebaglike as futhepharmers. I haven't been able to see Lotus yet but I hear nothing but good things... maybe get to peep em n Urbana, canopy is the Beez Kneez

wpphishmoe Tue 8/26/2008 05:53PM
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Lotus was the heater at Trinumeral definately... and they are only gettin better...cant wait

MostlyDead starstarstarstarstar Tue 8/26/2008 09:26PM
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MostlyDead

hell yeah see you in denver

another high five for papadosio--check em out latenight at the b-side (trilogy) in boulder after Tatanka!

HoodooVoodoo starstarstarstarstar Tue 8/26/2008 09:42PM
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HoodooVoodoo

These guys in Lotus look normal...they don't look like a bunch of dirty bisco kids. I wonder why the dude on the right has his hood up and his back to the rest of the band? Maybe he's watching out for thieving bisco kids?

ClaysTribe star Wed 8/27/2008 09:54AM
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ClaysTribe

^^^ no one cares about your thoughts

anal butter licker

pinkfloydfan420 Wed 8/27/2008 10:11AM
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pinkfloydfan420

Now I remember why I stopped checking JamBase. Nobody comes to West Virginia except for All Good. :(

bpngdf Wed 8/27/2008 12:11PM
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kudos to pharmer

bpngdf Wed 8/27/2008 12:12PM
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for a second i thought he was talking bassnectar :o

BooneRes Wed 8/27/2008 01:54PM
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Jeff Kash Wed 8/27/2008 05:21PM
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Jeff Kash

Lotus is great!! Can't wait to hear the new album debut! Keep hating on all of us Bisco fans... we love it.

FreshFlavor starstarstarstarstar Wed 8/27/2008 05:28PM
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FreshFlavor

Love these guys. Can't wait to hit up that Ohio run. I'll probably follow that boat all the way to Richmond. Nothing like getting together with the Lotus fam as well. Such a tight as positive crew...and no lie look out for Papadosio. Those guys are the absolute truth and all around class acts. See you guys on tour! Long live the Lotus groove.

bongaroo starstarstarstarstar Wed 8/27/2008 07:48PM
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bongaroo

Awesome, they were my favorite show at Trinumeral. Count me in for the Cat's Cradle show!

thehurricane23 Wed 8/27/2008 07:58PM
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thehurricane23

No Indiana Love? Weak man. You guys formed here, at least give us a show. That said it's good to see them blowing up, the venues are bigger than I imagined they would play. I'm not really even in to the electronic music scene but these guys rock. Me and my friends have been turning on to these guys for 5 years or so and they keep getting better.

RambleOnShelbyRose Thu 8/28/2008 09:49AM
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RambleOnShelbyRose

I saw these cats rock mountain jam, and camp bisco this year, they were the highlights at both festies for me, they can and will bring the house down, from troy to boston im down

Lord-K. starstarstarstarstar Thu 8/28/2008 01:25PM
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Lord-K.

Can't wait to see these guys at the canopy! Will be my 4th time seeing them and it's gotten better each time.

montra1 starstarstarstarstar Fri 8/29/2008 08:04AM
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wow they've really stepped it up to some bigger venues...930 club @ the National....wow....good job guys!...See you in RIC!!!

montra1 starstarstarstarstar Fri 8/29/2008 08:05AM
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wow they've really stepped it up to some bigger venues...930 club and the National....wow....good job guys!...See you in RIC!!!

thehurricane23 Thu 9/4/2008 11:20AM
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thehurricane23

Anyone wanna go on tour, haha. We either gotta sell lots of drugs or have a really effcient vehicle and sneak into all the shows, inflation man...

tc5446 Sat 9/13/2008 11:35PM
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lotus n family groove??? oh fuck yeah!!!

ethan6 Tue 9/16/2008 09:13AM
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ethan6

awesome tour! can't wait for this new album.

i'll see you guys in Burlington !!

rascal starstarstarstarstar Sun 10/5/2008 07:22AM
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austinite...

show up early. Seepeoples is the shit!