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Lotus Tours After Release

BOULDER, CO (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — 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 drops October 14, 2008 on 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.
Tour dates:

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
11/03 – Jefferson Center Roanoke VA
11/02 – The National Richmond VA w/ SeepeopleS
11/05 – Neighborhood Theatre Charlotte NC w/ SeepeopleS
11/6 – 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 -12/31 Fox Theatre Boulder CO

–by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers