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CASPIAN release their brilliant brand new album ‘On Circles’ today via Triple Crown / US tour starts on Thursday / 4 part podcast series

Written by on 24th January 2020

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CASPIAN’S NEW ALBUM, ON CIRCLES, AVAILABLE NOW VIA TRIPLE CROWN RECORDS

 

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR KICKS OFF ON THURSDAY IN LOS ANGELES

 

LISTEN TO THE BANDS 4 PART PODCAST SERIES ‘TALKING IN CIRCLES’, NOW ON APPLE OR STICKER

“… the kind of cleansing fire I want out of … post-rock” Stereogum

“… it’s heartbreaking and gorgeous at once…” Revolver

“… it tugs at the heartstrings…” Brooklyn Vegan

 

 

 

 

Jan. 24, 2020 – CASPIAN’s fifth full-length album, On Circles is available
now via Triple Crown Records (http://smarturl.it/caspiantheband).

On Circles celebrates the band’s most organic writing and recording sessions in the New England sextet’s 15-year history. Together for four weeklong songwriting sessions, the band opted for music gleaming with visceral impact instead of over-thought tangles, overarching concepts and drawn-out crescendos. The eight-song release was produced by Will Yip (Code Orange, Defeater, Quicksand).

“I’ve grown weary of reading about bands discuss the renewing, rehabilitative properties their most recent [album] has had on them,” said guitarist/keyboardist Philip Jamieson reflecting on the mindset behind the album Stereogum described as “grand and atmospheric.” Continuing, he says, “they incur corrosion, come close to running out of gas, descend into the dark abyss, and finally emerges on the other side with a record that has given them crystal clear perspective and a confident path forward. On Circles is not that record.”

 

Instead, this majestic collision of post-rock, metal, shoegaze, electronics, noise, minimalism and ambient music is an existential meditation, an acceptance of the cyclical nature of both life and career.

In the weeks leading up to On Circles’ release, the band members discussed their thoughts and shared stories from the album’s writing and recording sessions via the four-episode podcast series, “Talking in Circles” (Apple: https://apple.co/2RhBWuu; Stitcher: https://bit.ly/2GiuGIt). The band culminated the countdown to the collection’s arrival with a pair of sold out listening experiences at Boston’s Museum of Science Planetarium, a celebratory evening that saw the 46-minute release come alive via jaw-dropping visuals.

Limited vinyl variations can be found via the Triple Crown Records’ webstore (https://store.triplecrownrecords.com/oncircles) with download and streaming services linked here: http://smarturl.it/caspiantheband.

 

CASPIAN US tour dates:
January 30   Los Angeles, CA   Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
January 31   Phoenix, AZ   Rebel Lounge
February 1   San Diego, CA   The Casbah
February 3   Fresno, CA   Strummer’s
February 4  Felton, CA  Felton Music Hall
February 5   San Francisco, CA   Great American Music Hall
February 7   Portland, OR   Doug Fir Lounge
February 8   Vancouver, BC   Biltmore Cabaret
February 9   Seattle, WA   Neumos
February 11   Sacramento, CA   Holy Diver
February 12   Long Beach, CA   Long Beach Art Theatre
March 31  Toronto, ON  Lee’s Palace
April 1  Buffalo, NY  Rec Room
April 3  Boston, MA  The Sinclair
April 4  Boston, MA  The Sinclair
April 5  Woodstock, NY  Colony
April 6  Philadelphia, PA  Union Transfer
April 8  New York, NY  Le Poisson Rouge
April 9  Washington, DC  Black Cat
April 10  Richmond, VA  Gallery 5
April 11  Asheville, NC  The Grey Eagle Tavern
April 12  Durham, NC  Motorco Music Hall
April 14  Atlanta, GA  Aisle 5
April 15  Orlando, FL  The Abbey
April 17  Nashville, TN  Exit In
April 18  Louisville, KY  Diamond Pub & Billiard Concert Hall
April 19  Columbus, OH  Ace of Cups
May 29  Montreal, QC  Théâtre Fairmount
May 30  Ottawa, ON  27 Club
May 31  Cleveland, OH  Mahall’s
June 1  Ferndale, MI  The Loving Touch
June 2  Grand Rapids, MI  The Pyramid Scheme
June 5  Chicago, IL  Lincoln Hall
June 6  St. Paul, MN  Turf Club
June 8  Denver, CO  Bluebird Theatre
June 10  Kansas City, KS  The Record Bar
June 11  Oklahoma City, OK  89th Street
June 13  Dallas, TX  Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
June 14  Austin, TX  Barracuda

 

CASPIAN have released four albums: The Four Trees (2007), Tertia (2009), Waking Season (2012) and Dust and Disquiet (2015). Since the Beverly, Mass.-based band’s inception, they’ve earned accolade upon accolade for their sweeping, cinematic music. 2015’s Dust and Disquiet was hailed by Noisey as “the life-affirming soundtrack you need in your life,” Brooklyn Vegan exclaimed “eardrums will be blown and jaws will be dropped” upon hearing the 10-song release,  while Spin described the sextet’s output as “epic, wordless orchestral swells on the lush, layered, and crushingly pretty.” Caspian is Philip Jamieson (guitar/keyboards), Erin Burke-Moran (guitar), Jonny Asburn (guitar), Jani Zubkovs (bass), Calvin Joss (guitar) and Justin Forrest (drums).

 

 






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