Lotus: Talking Heads Deconstructed
August 1, 2014 10:45 PM on the
Talking Heads have been a musical inspiration for Lotus from the earliest days of the band’s formation. Both bands evolved in similar fashion, starting as a basic two-guitar rock band, and subsequently expanding to include synthesizers, percussion, and a host of musical influences. Great grooves are at the heart of Talking Heads’ music – many of which pointed toward the basic beats found in dance styles that are still going strong today. For this special set, Lotus (and special guests) will be exploring the intersections between the music of Lotus and Talking Heads, rock and dance, and old and new.
Lotus has crafted a unique musical style outside of simple genre limitations. On a given weekend the band could be the only group with guitars at an all electronic music festival and then the next night crash a traditional rock festival with their dance heavy beats, synths and samples. Equal parts instrumental post-rock and electronic dance, the band’s distinguishing feature is the ability to maintain a decidedly unique musical voice and remain current while bucking passing trends.
No matter what the venue, the energetic joy and catharsis of a Lotus show is infectious. The band slowly built a devoted fan base through steady touring and the crowds have grown at an increasing pace. This grassroots growth has made the band in high demand for festivals including Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, Ultra, and Rothbury and earned the band sold out shows at the country’s premier theatres and clubs.