After some burgers, beers, and a random Pavement sighting (Mark Ibold), contributor Mike Bailey and I hashed it out about the records that are doing it for us (Dan Auerbach) and those that really aren't (Lonely Dear). Lotus Plaza has Mike (and other bloggers) fairly jazzed. While I haven't heard the record yet, I can defintely say that this track from Deerhunter guitarist Lockett Pundt's side project bodes really well for the LP The Floodlight Collective due March 24 (Kranky). While I enjoyed the Deerhunter record quite a bit, the Atlas Sound record didn't thrill me as much. It seems Lotus Plaza may soon become the Deerhunter side-project of choice around here.