New Album + Video: Lotus – Monks

 

Lotus drops the new hip-hop album, Monks, today and you can download it for free via their Bandcamp page. The album finds them taking their live electronic sound and mixing it up with classic hip-hop. Guests on the album include Gift of Gab, Mr. Lif, Doodlebug, Ozay Moore, Ras Arcane, Mane Rok, Xencs L. Wing, CX, and more.

The guys have also released a video for “Cannon in the Heavens” featuring Lyrics Born & Chris Vos. Check it out above.

New Track: Lotus – “Cloud 9″ ft. Doodlebug & Ras Arcane

 

Lotus drops a second track today from the forthcoming hip-hop album, Monks, out September 10th. Potholes In My Blog premiered “Cloud 9” featuring Doodlebug & Ras Arcane. Check out the lyric video above and download via SoundCloud below.

You may know Arcane from Philadelphia based groups Dialects and Burndown All Stars. And if you don’t know Doodlebug from Digable Planets, you don’t know hip-hop.

New Track: Lotus feat. Lyrics Born & Chris Vos “Cannon in the Heavens”

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While they have always straddled genres, electronic 5-piece Lotus is breaking new ground with the hip-hop infused album Monks, out September 10th (pre-order). Using the band’s own studio work as a sample source, the music will have a familiar feel to Lotus fans but recontextualized as classic hip-hop featuring Lyrics Born, Gift of Gab (Blackalicious), Mr. Lif, Doodlebug (Digable Planets) and more. Vibe dropped the first single, “Cannon in the Heavens” feat. Lyrics Born and Chris Vos today as a free download. Grab it below.

Monks Tracklisting:

1. Monk (Young)
2. He Ain’t Well – ft. Ozay Moore
3. Cannon in the Heavens – ft. Lyrics Born and Chris Vos (Record Company)
4. Great Molasses Flood
5. Deep Inside the Mothership – ft. CX
6. Different Dream – ft. Mr. Lif and Jay Lapp (Steel Wheels)
7. Pitched to the Fire
8. Another World – ft. Gift of Gab
9. In the Shadow of Towers
10. Follow Me – ft. Mane Rok and Xencs L. Wing
11. Atlas Slugged
12. Simplify Unwind – ft. Mr. Lif
13. Four Tips – ft. Ras Arcane
14. Bow Out
15. Cloud 9 – ft. Doodlebug and Ras Arcane
16. Monk (Old)

Tour + Downloads: Lotus’ Luke Miller Launches DJ Project- Luke the Knife

 

Lotus’ Luke Miller is turning his musical skills to the DJ booth. Using the moniker Luke the Knife, Miller brings funk and disco to the dance floor with multiple mixes, remixes and edits available as free downloads on SoundCloud. You can catch him on the road in April (dates below) opening for Future Rock including a stop at Brooklyn Bowl on April 18th.

April
6 – Boulder, CO – Denver Disco Presents at The Lazy Dog [official Lotus after-party]
12 – Avon, CO – Agave [w/ Chuck Morris (Lotus) on drums]
18 – Brooklyn NY – Brooklyn Bowl * [w/ Mike Greenfield (Lotus) on drums]
19 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer * [w/ Mike Greenfield (Lotus) on drums]
20 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground *
25 – Columbus, OH – Woodlands Tavern * [w/ Rob Chafin (The Werks) on drums]
26 – Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection *
27 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues *

* w/ Future Rock

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New Track: Lotus – “Kodiak”

 

Lotus today premiered a new track on Relix called “Kodiak.” The song is the second single from the group’s forthcoming Build album.

The electro stew of sound that is “Kodiak” has a merry, upbeat quality to it and adds intensity with its clanging symbols, laser beam interludes, and guitar breaks.

Above, get a taste for the guys in action on tour. Watch until the end and you’ll also catch all the winter 2013 tour dates!

The group’s upcoming album, Build, will be out on February 19.

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Tour dates after the jump