Stream: Deerhunter’s Lockett Pundt’s new Lotus Plaza cassette

Deer Hunter

When not riffing as the guitarist for Deerhunter, Lockett Pundt releases music under his solo moniker, Lotus Plaza. This week he follows up his 2012 LP Spooky Action at a Distance with a cassette tape titled Overnight Motorcycle Music. Though it only features two tracks, “Indian Paintbrush” and “Gemini Pt. 1″, both are extensive — we’re talking at least 10 minutes each (!) — and eerily ethereal rock instrumentals that seem to push the boundaries of texture and time. Check them out below.

 

 

 

 

Purchase here: geographic-north.com/cassette/lotus-plaza/
Catalog #: GN17
seafoam cassette tape, limited to 100

Lockett Pundt has never shied away from spiraling fractals of guitar-based ephemera, charting new routes of art-punk and experimental pop with Deerhunter, while creating breaths of cyclical dreamgaze under solo moniker Lotus Plaza. While ever earnest, seldom has Pundt reached the degree of intimacy found on Overnight Motorcycle Music. The EP’s two offerings subscribe to a comfortably isolated space, while reducing LP’s assured nostalgia to its solemn core.

“Indian Paintbrush” unfurls its quietly disarming movements, exploring dimly lit textures and muted tones, once enigmatic yet still warm. Nary a rhythm section to be found, and clocking in at just under 14 minutes, it is a rigid masterpiece of modest, guitar-based symphony.

Further down the psyche we are greeted with the softly haunting “Gemini Pt. 1” hosting sheets of tonal bliss ideal for the serenity of the open road, but crafted in the most confined quarters. There is little distraction here—simply some soul-baring.

 

Listen: The Black Keys have revealed new song ‘Fever.’

 
 
 
‘Fever’ is the first song to be taken from new album ‘Turn Blue’. Fans who pre-order the album from today will receive ‘Fever’ for free immediately.

The US duo’s forthcoming album which was announced last week via Mike Tyson’s Twitter feed. The boxer posted a tweet on March 2 which read “Turn Blue” followed by a link to the duo’s new teaser clip for the record, set to come out on May 13.

Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney will bring their new record to the UK this summer, with the pair recently announced as the final headliner for this year’s Latitude festival. The event takes place at Southwold’s Henham Park between July 17-20.

‘Turn Blue’ will be The Black Keys’ eighth album. It is the follow up to their 2011 release ‘El Camino.’

Edward Droste – The founder of the band Grizzly Bear reflects on his musical education, songwriting and the band’s history.

Ed Droste

Ed Droste frontman of Grizzly Bear

 

 

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More than a decade ago, Edward Droste started Grizzly Bear as a bedroom recording project after college. Today, Grizzly Bear is a four-piece act renowned for its shimmering brand of harmonic, experimental pop, with an international fan-base and four albums to its name (the most recent, “Shields,” came out in 2012). In the second installment of the “What Made Me” video series by Poppy de Villeneuve, Droste reflects on his childhood musical education on Cape Cod, how he began writing songs as an adult and what it’s like for a band to grow up together.