Lotus is ont he road to support is new album, Hammerstrike.
The album, out on SCI-Fidelity Records, captures a sound that hearkens back to the 1970s. It primarily was recorded live in one room to analog tape by Bill Moriarty (Dr. Dog, Man Man).
Lotus formed at a Mennonite college that had banned on-campus dancing as late as the 1980s, and the band has been fusing electronic dance music with instrumental post-rock for the past eight years.
Confirmed tour dates, venues and cities include:
Oct. 25: Park West @ Chicago with Family Groove Company
Oct. 26: The Intersection @ Grand Rapids, Mich., with Garganta
Oct. 28: Skully’s Music-Diner @ Columbus, Ohio, with Papadosio
Oct. 29: House of Blues @ Cleveland with Papadosio
Oct. 30: Lulu’s State College @ State College, Pa.
Oct. 31: Theatre of Living Arts @ Philadelphia, with Grimace Federation
Nov. 1: 9:30 Club @ Washington, D.C.
Nov. 2: The National @ Richmond, Va., with SeepeopleS
Nov. 3: Jefferson Center @ Roanoake, Va.
Nov. 5: Neighborhood Theatre @ Charlotte, N.C. with SeepeopleS
Nov. 6: Cat’s Cradle with SeepeopleS
Nov. 7: Orange Peel @ Ashville, N.C., with SeepeopleS
Nov. 8: Georgia Theatre @ Athens, Ga., with SeepeopleS
Nov. 9: Music Farm @ Charleston, S.C., with SeepeopleS
Nov. 11: Freebird Live @ Jacksonville, Fla., with SeepeopleS
Nov. 12: Beta Bar @ Tallahassee, Fla., with SeepeopleS
Nov. 13: Proud Larry’s @ Oxford, Miss., with SeepeopleS
Nov. 14: Tipitina’s Uptown (Indoors) @ New Orleans, with SeepeopleS
Nov. 15: Antone’s @ Austin, Texas, with SeepeopleS
Nov. 26: Chameleon Club @ Lancaster, Pa.
Nov. 28: Mr. Small’s Theatre @ Millvale, Pa.
Nov. 29: Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza @ New York
Dec. 30-31: Fox Theatre, Boulder, Colo.
For more information and tour updates, visit www.lotusvibes.com.