Lotus will be releasing their new studio album Build February 19th, 2013. Released through SCI Fidelity Records, this album is said to have a retro analog feel mixed with a modern, heavy electronic sound.
The current lineup of Lotus includes Jesse Miller (bass/sampler), Luke Miller (guitar/keys), Mike Rempel (lead guitar), Mike Greenfield (drums), and Chuck Morris (percussion).
SCI Fidelity Records released this quote from member Luke Miller about the album:
“This album was recorded live to analog tape in studios in Philadelphia and St. Louis. We used live drums, guitar, bass, Hammond organ, upright piano, analog synths, live percussion, and live horns from the group Rubblebucket, then peppered in electronic elements. The project was mixed through an analog process to give it a deep richness. These songs were written over the course of the past 2 years and road-tested across the country.
I think this our tightest and best sounding album yet. The songs have a largeness that match Lotus move from clubs into premier venues around the country.”
The album’s first single titled “Massif” is now posted on Lotus’ SoundCloud and has been played in more recent performances such as the show opener during their Camp Bisco 11 set. As for upcoming live shows, this week Luke Miller is debuting his new side project Luke the Knife in Colorado, followed by their New Year’s run in Chicago.