Vancouver-based indie pop group Lotus Child is getting ready to drop their debut album later this month.
Though Gossip Diet is set to hit stores on July 21, it has been on sale at the band's local shows since its completion. Band members Zachary Gray, Tom Dobrzanski, Peter Carruthers and Miles Bruce released a self-titled EP in 2004 that made the band a popular part of the Vancouver indie scene that began to spread across the country.
Their new record was produced by Howard Redekopp who has worked with other critically acclaimed Canadian groups like The New Pornographers and Tegan & Sara.
The band's first single "Archaeologists" is currently streaming on their official MySpace. Here's what else will be on the new record:
"Had to Laugh"
"A Night Blade"
"Run Away, Persephone!"
To celebrate the release of their new record, the band will be hosting a launch party in their hometown before hitting the rest of Western Canada on tour. Here's where they're headed:
July 21, Vancouver, BC - Media Club
July 22, Kamloops, BC - Chili's Bar & Grill
July 25, Golden, BC - The Riverhouse
July 26, Canmore, AB - The Drake Inn
July 27, Red Deer, AB - Arlington Inn
July 28, Edmonton, AB - Velvet Underground
July 29, Calgary, AB - The Palomino
July 30, Banff, AB - Rose & Crown
August 2, Lethbridge, AB - Tongue & Groove
August 3, Fernie, BC - Phat City Lounge
August 4, Kelowna, BC - Parks Alive
August 6, Vancouver, BC - Backstage Lounge
August 7, Vancouver, BC - West Vancouver Sea Wall (Harmony Arts Festival)
Writer: Michelle Garcia