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Circles Around The Sun

#13 Circles Around The Sun
WILL IT GO ROUND IN CIRCLES?:Circles Around the Sun aim for the Grateful Dead’s sweet spot Aug. 10.
Thursday August 10, 2023 08:00 PM EDT
Cost: $20.00
CRITIC’S PICK: The backstory is that this aggregation of jam dudes, led by the late Neal Casal, formed to provide the ambient music before and after performances by the Grateful Dead during that band’s final “Fare Thee Well” shows. They were so well received, the band continued to record mostly instrumental music under their own name. After Casal’s suicide they regrouped, hired another guitarist and just released a new album of more pop oriented, but still primarily vocal free, often spacey/jazzy material, Language, which they will likely feature tonight. - Hal Horowitz

From the venue:

Circles Around The Sun’s fourth studio album traverses towards galaxies unknown - Language is the sound of a rock band rebounding from unthinkable adversity, moving as one to confidently author their next chapter. Synth-drenched excursions into outer-spatial sound design, the six-song release welcomes guitarist John Lee Shannon to the fold, a longtime peer and tourmate who joins bassist Dan Horne, keyboardist Adam MacDougall, and drummer Mark Levy.

The forthcoming release builds on the cosmic-disco vibe of 2020’s eponymous LP. The Floydian tongues on Language represent a new dawn, as evidenced by an ethereal title-track featuring harpist Mikaela Davis. The new material finds them oscillating through hybrid strains of disco-funk, soul jazz, and psychedelic rock, harnessing their stylistic lanes into a singular, intoxicating brew

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