The project of Deerhunter guitarist/vocalist Lockett Pundt, Lotus Plaza recalls some of his other band's shoegaze-tinged hazy experimentalism and bursts of lucid guitar pop, but takes those sounds in directions influenced by '50s and '60s pop and '80s post-punk. Though he played in several groups during high school, Pundt wasn't in any serious bands until he met Deerhunter frontman Bradford Cox in college and joined the fold. Pundt began recording as Lotus Plaza in 2007, playing most of the instruments himself and working in his bedroom on a four-track and computer setup. Lotus Plaza's debut album, The Floodlight Collective (named for the first band Pundt was in), arrived in spring 2009 on Kranky Records. Three years later, after Pundt completed his duties with Deerhunter for their Halcyon Digest tour, Lotus Plaza returned with Spooky Action at a Distance, a more streamlined set of songs. ~ Heather Phares, Rovi