The band is presently recording the follow up to their 2008 album, Station, at Chicagoâ€™s Electrical Audio Studios. Brandon Curtis, of the Secret Machines, is producing.
Stay tuned for more information and prepare to have your mind melted by AWESOME!
Russian Circles Tour Dates:â€¨â€¨â€¨
THU JUN 18 – Columbia MO, Mojo’s #
FRI JUN 19 – Iowa City, IA, Picador #
SAT JUN 20 – Lawrence KS, Jackpot Saloon #
SUN JUN 21 – Omaha NE, Slowdown #
# w/ Coliseumâ€¨
What people have been saying about the band:â€¨â€¨â€¨
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. â€“Men’s Healthâ€¨â€¨
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. â€“Alternative Press Magazineâ€¨â€¨
Chicago’s Russian Circles purvey a kind of nÃ¼ 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. â€“LA Weeklyâ€¨
A sprawling mural painted in circular guitar riffs, concussive polyrhythms and lengthy melodic tangles. â€“The Faderâ€¨â€¨â€¨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.