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What began in July 2014 as a bedroom solo project for Dominic Mena (guitar/vocals), has quickly evolved into a full band dynamic, fleshed out by Tim Lormor on drums. Drawing upon influences from contemporary psychedelic acts such as Tame Impala and Deerhunter, Strange Lot’s sound seems to effortlessly channel the desert backdrop of their native Arizona.

A performance in late August 2014 at KJZZ’s Tiny Desert Concert Series (a companion to NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series) technically was Strange Lot’s first show. The psychedelic garage band had formed barely a month earlier. The band then released their debut Walk The Sun EP, with lead single “Upside Dwners” which was nominated by local music blog Yab Yum as single of the summer.

2015 saw Strange Lot release their first full-length, Another Mind, which reached #73 in the CMJ TOP 200 charts, placed in the Phoenix New Times list of 20 Best Records of 2015 at #9,  and was described by Consequence of Sound as having, “…hints of early Tame Impala and Mac DeMarco’s nonchalance, the record encapsulates a young band discovering their sound in a pressure-free environment.”

Since then the band has supported international acts such as The Brian Jonestown Massacre, A Place to Bury Strangers, Night Beats, Kikagaku Moyo, Octopus Project.  In 2018 they played over 14 shows in one week for SXSW, including a slot on LEVITATION’s showcase.



Strange Lot
Street Date: February 14, 2020

Track List:

1. We Belong
2. Such A Feeling
3. Burn My Brainz
4. Two Evils
5. MindStatE
6. Gold Daze
7. Ded Hed
8. No Rev!
9. Read Your Mind

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