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Published: May 22, 2011

To celebrate the kick-off of another big festival season Lotus is giving away two non-album studio tracks. Festival highlights this year include return trips to Summer Camp, Wakarusa, Starscape and Camp Bisco as well as appearances at Outside Lands, DMB Caravan, Red Rocks and many more. In addition the band is very pleased to announce it will return to Summer Dance to once again headline two nights August 26-27.

Destroyer and Ridalin were recorded during the making of Lotus’s new album to be released this fall. Working with Bill Moriarty (Dr. Dog, Man Man) and David Wrench (Caribou, Bat for Lashes) the band recorded a large batch of tracks over the last two years. These are the first recordings from those sessions to be released.

Lotus is able to encapsulate a small piece of their cathartic live shows on the studio version of Destroyer. The composition draws inspiration from American post-rock and 70s Krautrock with dual distorted guitars slowly building over a driving beat. The force of destruction is one of transformation here – the music is not mournful, it is celebration and release.

Ridalin’s hip-hop swing, heavy bass and harmonized guitars construct the foundation for guest vocalist Monika Heidemann’s smoky vocals. Melodies and counter-melodies are passed between guitar, synths and vocals taking Lotus’s signature sound to new places. Heads will nod, subs will shake.

Lotus returns to the picturesque Nelson Ledges Quarry Park in Northeast Ohio to headline two nights of the 4th Annual Summer Dance Festival on August 26-27. Featuring 4 total sets from the band along with two full days of uninterrupted music, Summer Dance has become the perfect end-of-summer event. The grounds feature a gorgeous quarry to swim in, beaches, car side forest camping, and a festival pass price that remains low.

5.27 Summer Camp – Chillicothe, IL
5.28 Summer Camp – Chillicothe, IL
5.29 Bella Tempo – Geneva, MN
6.02 Wakarusa – Ozark, AR
6.03 Mountain Jam – Hunter Mnt. NY
6.04 Starscape – Baltimore, MD
6.24 DMB Caravan – Atlantic City, NJ
6.25 Re:Generation Festival – North Plains, OR
7.01 Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO
7.02 Red Rocks – Morrison, CO
7.07 Camp Bisco – Mariaville, NY
7.16 The Joint – Las Vegas, NV
8.09 Montbleu Resort – Tahoe, CA
8.12 Outside Lands – San Francisco, CA
8.26 Summer Dance – Garrestsville, OH
8.27 Summer Dance – Garreettsville, OH
9.02 North Coast Festival – Chicago, IL 



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