Songs like Ridalin or Sour Cherry only got a few plays and then were shelved. How do you decide which new songs stay and which to shelve after a few plays? Is it based on crowd reaction?

Lotus responded on 03/28/2012

Crowd reaction is probably the biggest factor, but ultimately it is whether the band is feeling like a new composition is working well or not. We are never all in agreement, but if there is a general feeling that a composition is not working as well as others we perform we'll perform it less often or not at all. Some compositions seem to work much better in the studio and don't work as well in the live setting and vice versa.

1000 characters remaining