Today, we’re premiering the new album from Chicago’s LOTEC (formally Land of the El Caminos), Squares. The new full-length is the band’s follow up to their 2001 release Subourbon.
Dan Fanelli (lead guitar, vocals), Kenny Wallin (drums) and relatively new addition Sean Hulet (bass), don’t complicate things. The band’s collective talent, coupled with the skilled studio mastery of local Chicago engineer Mike Lust perpetuate the tenderness and raw emotion of their previous recordings and live performances, only enhanced by a more mature and sophisticated sound.
Dan Fanelli had the following to say about the new album:
“The best part about making this record was having the opportunity to finally work out these songs with Kenny, and now Sean. Sean’s someone that Ken and I have known and been good friends with for almost 30 years, so he was just a natural fit. And to finally make a record with Mike Lust who we’ve known forever was a blast. He totally understood what we were trying to do so it felt easy.
Some of these songs were ones that we started to work on when the band hit pause around 2002, some are brand new while others were ideas I had started for a solo record that never materialized. That said, they all work well together on this album, and we were all so excited to record them. It’s definitely a new start for the band.”
Squares will be digitally released this Friday, February 3rd and the band will be celebrating with a record release show at Phyllis’ Musical Inn with Deminer in Chicago, IL on Saturday, February 4th! Stream Squares below and we will catch you at the show!