Russian Circles to Debut New Material on Mini Spring Tour

Chicago’s illustrious instrumental trio, Russian Circles, will emerge from Midwestern hibernation for a quick jaunt through the Midwest/East Coast before heading back into the studio to record the follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2008 release, Station.

For those of you who are lucky enough to catch the band on this tour, you can expect them to debut some new material.

Russian Circles Tour Dates:

WED APR 22 – Grand Rapids MI, Mix Tape Cafe =@

THU APR 23 – Indianapolis IN, Radio Radio =@

FRI APR 24 – Detroit MI, Magic Stick =@

SAT APR 25 – Cleveland OH, Grog Shop =@

SUN APR 26 – Baltimore MD, The Ottobar =@

MON APR 27 – Hoboken NJ, Maxwell’s =@

TUE APR 28 – Philadelphia PA, First Unitarian Church =@

WED APR 29 – Pittsburgh PA, Smiling Moose =@

THU APR 30 – Louisville KY, Skull Alley =@

FRI MAY 1 – Chicago IL, The Bottom Lounge @

SAT MAY 2 – Milwaukee WI, Cactus Club @

SUN MAY 3 – Minneapolis MN, Triple Rock @

= w/ Sweet Cobra

@ w/ Lichens

What people have been saying about the band:

Indie instrumental rock builds orchestral melodic passages into bombastic climaxes, laden with crashing cymbals and feedback. The release should be your soundtrack when you’re deep in thought. The music is huge, and it’s hard not to think big as a result. -Men’s Health

Russian Circles could have made things a lot easier on themselves. They could have followed in the footsteps of 2006’s Enter and made a predictable instru-metal album that would cause fans of bands like Pelican and Isis to cream their jeans. Instead, the Chicago act have crafted an extremely diverse album that tempers headband-worthy rock riffs with shimmering guitar lines, setting Russian Circles apart from their peers. – Alternative Press Magazine

Chicago’s Russian Circles purvey a kind of nü arena rock that takes all that “tasty” ’70s twin-lead-guitar huffapuffa (clean in one channel, riffarama-mama woolly mammoth in the other) and the stretches stuff out, way out, into long-ass tales from the creepy crypt that go through innumerable changes in direction and tone.- LA Weekly

A sprawling mural painted in circular guitar riffs, concussive polyrhythms and lengthy melodic tangles. – The Fader

Musically I have no comparison for it, that would be too easy but in ideology they are there with Neurosis, Tool, The Swans, Genghis Tron, Pelican, Jesu, Isis and bands that construct whole albums that need to be heard from first song to last and that allow you enough freedom to post your own emotional identity on what they do. -Iann Robinson/NoneLouder.com

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