Founded in 1999, Lotus has been pushing the boundaries between rock & roll and electronica for nearly 18 years. This five-piece, primarily an instrumental band, always delivers in a live setting. Lotus has secured themselves as a popular festival act, having performed at Bonnaroo, Summer Camp, Camp Bisco and several other festivals ranging from jam to electronic over the years. In addition to being a festival highlight, Lotus has also headlined Red Rocks, one of the most infamous concert venues in the world.
Lotus holds a spot as one of the most experimental jamtronica bands on the scene. You’re not only guaranteed a unique setlist at every show, but a unique performance. Not many other artists would show up to an electronic-based festival and bring a heavy rock & roll set, only to play a deep house set two nights later at a rock & roll festival.
As an instrumental band, Lotus employs various sampling techniques. These samples add a unique texture to their songs and jams and are particularly immersive in a live setting. The newest album released by Lotus, Eats the Light, stands out amongst their other material, being their first album in which every song has vocals. In the studio, these vocals were provided by guest artists including Pan Astral, Steve Yutzy-Burkey, Johnny Fissinger and more. When performed live, Lotus uses their masterful sampling techniques to include these fantastic vocals on their new material. Check out the entire new album below.
Between their extended dance grooves riddled with improvisation to their extravagant light shows, Lotus is a powerful audio-visual experience not to be missed. Tickets are still available for both shows on the 25th and 26th at PlayStation Theater in New York City. In addition, Luke and Jesse Miller are hosting an Official Lotus Afterparty at the nearby B.B. King’s Blues Club after Friday’s show. Luke will DJ as his electronic altar-ego, Luke the Knife, either before or after Jesse mixes a set as his electronic personality, Beard-o-Bees. Doors are at 11:30, and advance tickets are still available here.