A hip-hop-flavored collection will follow the February album later this year.
Lotus' upcoming "Build" is just the tip of the iceberg as far as new music coming from the electronic-oriented jam band. Keyboardist-guitarist Luke Miller tells Billboard that thanks to a relatively light touring schedule during 2012, the group "ended up recording, like, two and a half albums" and will likely put out three between "Build's" arrival on Feb. 19 and early 2014.
"We did less shows in 2012 than we had done in a long time, so that gave us more time to write and be in the studio," Miller explains. "In the past we've done 85 to 100 shows a year, and I think in 2012 we did more like 60 or something -- not for any big reason, just to have some time off the road. But even if we're not on the road we're still going to be making music, and that gave us time to make a lot of it. We didn't start with any sort of specific ideas, just a ton of songs."