Lotus Plaza – Strangers
Lotus Plaza is the side project of Deerhunter guitarist Lockett Pundt. “Strangers” is off the recent release, Spooky Action at a Distance on Kranky records. I was expecting more in the way of sonic experimentation, but the guitar work is wonderfully melodic and matches the understated vocals to create something that harkens the early 90s sound from bands varying as much as Seam and Guided by Voices. It’s a really satisfying listen and the gradual slow down at the end is the perfect punctuation.