Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Lockett Pundt Announces New Album & Releases New Single (+ Spring 2012 Tour Dates)

We give a ton of credit to frontman Bradford Cox for the continuing greatness of the Atlanta ambient punk band Deerhunter, but anyone who got lost in tracks like "Desire Lines" and "Fountain Stairs" off of Halcyon Digest knows how crucial guitarist Lockett Pundt is to the group's appeal. Pundt's 2009 solo album under his Lotus Plaza moniker, The Floodlight Collective, is an outstanding headphones-in-a-moonlit-room listening experience, and as Pitchfork reports, he's ready to release a follow-up album this spring entitled Spooky Action At A Distance.

The album drops on April 2 via Kranky and will be the focus on Pundt's upcoming tour that's starting on March 7 at Atlanta's 529. He'll swing up this way to play Glasslands Gallery in Brooklyn on April 19 with labelmates Disappears - tickets for that show are available now, and it's likely the best $12 you'll spend today. Check out more tour dates along with the album tracklist after the jump.

To get a sense of where his head's at for this album, you can check out the new 10" split single that will come out on Valentine's Day via Audraglint. It features a new 9-minute shoegazey Lotus Plaza track called "Come Back," along with a song recorded  as Nice Weekend with his fiancee Shayda Yavari. Stream the Lotus Plaza track after the jump or check out the full split single over on Spotify.

Spooky Action at a Distance:
01 Untitled
02 Strangers
03 Out of Touch
04 Dusty Rhodes
05 White Galactic One
06 Monoliths
07 Jet Out of the Tundra
08 Eveningness
09 Remember Our Days
10 Black Buzz

Lotus Plaza Spring 2012 Tour Dates:
03-07 Atlanta, GA - 529 $
04-13 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall ^
04-14 Ann Arbor, MI - The Yellow Barn ^
04-15 Toronto, Ontario - The Garrison ^
04-16 Montreal, Quebec - Casa del Popolo ^
04-17 Ithaca, NY - The Haunt ^*
04-18 Albany, NY - Valentine's ^*
04-19 Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands Gallery ^
04-20 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's ^
04-21 Raleigh, NC - King's Barcade ^
04-22 Knoxville, TN - Pilot Light ^
04-24 Atlanta, GA - The Earl
04-25 Birmingham, AL - The Bottletree ^
04-27 Austin, TX - Austin Psych Fest
04-28 Dallas, TX - Club Dada ^
04-29 Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone Cafe ^
04-30 St. Louis, MO - The Luminary Center for the Arts
05-01 Kansas City, MO - The Record Bar
05-02 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
05-03 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
05-04 Boise, ID - Neurolux
05-05 Seattle, WA - Neumos
05-06 Vancouver, British Columbia -The Media Club
05-07 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
05-09 San Francisco, CA - The Independent
05-10 Los Angeles, CA - Echo
05-11 San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
05-12 Tucson, AZ - Plush
05-13 El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Palace
05-15 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's
05-16 New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks

$ with Psychic Ills
^ with Disappears
* with Lee Ranaldo

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