Thursday, April 24, 2008

Russian Circles Announce US Tour w/ Daughters * May 10th Record Release Show in Chicago!

Announce US Tour w/ Daughters * May 10th Record Release Show in Chicago!

The addition of Brian Cook on bass and a huge production improvement make it difficult to ignore Russian Circle's second full-length, Station. It's packed with a variety of well-executed instrumental moments, ranging from beautiful melodies to energetic metallic rock - Lambgoat

Russian Circles were nothing short of fantastic, their aggressive brand of stoney metal was punctuated by Floydian guitar work, ethereal soundscapes and dynamic drumming. -

Drummer Dave Turncrantz sets a militant tribal groove, while newly recruited bassist Brian Cook (of These Arms Are Snakes) drops anchor with a forbidding, slightly overdriven drone. That lets guitarist Mike Sullivan plot out slow post-rock builds, clicky headphone-panning arpeggios, and thrashing metal chugs overhead. -

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 /

On the heels of the band's upcoming full-length, Station, out May 6th on Suicide Squeeze, Chicago's epic rock masters have announced a full US tour w/ Providence's kings-of-chaos and Hydra Head recording artists, Daughters! Full tourdates, and information about the band's upcoming Record Release show (May 10th @ The Subterranean in Chicago) below.

More on Station:

Russian Circles have completed the recording of Station with producer Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Minus the Bear, Isis). Joining Drummer Dave Turncrantz and guitarist Mike Sullivan for the recordings was Brian Cook on bass of These Arms Are Snakes, and Botch.

Station's sound is huge and heavy, swirling and chugging along like a bastard child on a rampage of destruction and unlearning. Read below for more details on the band's new album (and Suicide Squeeze debut), including cover art and track list, and the new mp3 "Harper Lewis" streaming now on the band's Myspace page. Get ready for this one kids, it's going to be a killer.

Tracklisting for Station
1. Campaign
2. Harper Lewis
3. Station
4. Verses
5. Youngblood
6. Xavii

Russian Circles Live!
May-10 Chicago, IL Subterranean (Record Release Show w/ Call Me Lightning!)

w/ Daughters!
Jun-03 Iowa City IA Picador
Jun-04 St Louis MO Bluebird Theater
Jun-05 Kansas City MO The Riot Room
Jun-06 Denver CO Marquis
Jun-07 Salt Lake City UT Burt's Tiki Lounge
Jun-08 Boise ID Neurolux
Jun-09 Seattle WA Neumos
Jun-10 Portland OR Doug Fir Lounge
Jun-11 Chico CA Cafe Coda
Jun-12 San Francisco CA Slims
Jun-14 Pomona CA The Glasshouse
Jun-15 Los Angeles CA Troubadour
Jun-16 San Diego CA The Casbah
Jun-18 Phoenix AZ The Clubhouse
Jun-20 Austin TX Red 7
Jun-21 Ft Worth TX Lolas
Jun-22 Houston TX Rudyards
Jun-23 Baton Rouge LA Spanish Moon
Jun-24 Birmingham AL Bottle Tree
Jun-25 Atlanta GA The Drunken Unicorn
Jun-26 Chapel Hill NC Local 506
Jun-27 Wilmington DE Harmony Grange
Jun-28 Cambridge MA Middle East Upstairs
Jun-29 Brooklyn NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
Jun-30 Baltimore MD The Ottobar
Jul-01 Buffalo NY Mohawk Place
Jul-02 Detroit MI Magic Stick (*no Daughters )

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