Yesterday Noisey shared an advance stream of LA’s Line &Circle self-titled debut EP, out 10/28. The EP was recorded by Lewis Pesacov (Best Coast’s Crazy For You) and mixed by Jonathan Low and Brian McTear (The War On Drugs, The National).
The band will be performing at CMJ and have upcoming tour dates supporting Brooklyn-via-New Zealand band, Streets of Laredo. All tour dates below.
LISTEN TO LINE & CIRCLE’S DEBUT EP HERE
10/21 – Living Room Tonight @ The Living Room – Midnight
10/22 – ASCAP Showcase @ Webster Hall Studio – 10:45 PM
10/23 – Windish Showcase @ Piano’s – 3:15 PM
With Streets of Laredo:
10/26 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
10/27 Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose
10/28 Boston, MA @ T.T. The Bears
10/29 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
10/30 Montreal, QB @ La Vitrola
11/01 Toronto, ON @ Drake
11/04 Chicago, IL @ Schubas
11/05 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
11/06 Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
11/07 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
ABOUT LINE & CIRCLE:
Line & Circle was born of the collaboration between Brian J. Cohen (vocals, guitar) and Brian Egan (keyboards)–Ohio natives who met in the Midwest before departing for Los Angeles.
With two critically acclaimed singles under their belts, Line & Circle returned from a west coast tour earlier this summer with a wealth of new material. Looking to capture the rhythmic urgency and emotional restlessness of these new songs, the group, which also includes guitarist Eric Neujahr, drummer Nick Cisik, and bassist Jon Engelhard, quickly entered the studio with producer Lewis Pesacov (Best Coast’s “Crazy For You”), who also produced the band’s earlier singles.
Recorded live to tape in Los Angeles and mixed in Philadelphia, Line & Circle’s self-titled EP is the result of these sessions, comprising three new compositions: “Wounded Desire,” “Mesolithic,” and “Beauty Is Exhausting.”
With particular attention paid to atmosphere and negative space, basic tracks were completed quickly during the initial two-day recording session, leaving time for the group to experiment with sonic nuances including cutting and layering tape loops. As with the band’s singles, there are musical nods to early 4AD dream pop and chiming I.R.S. Records-era guitar rock, woven around Cohen’s melodically rich vocals.
LINE & CIRCLE
LINE & CIRCLE EP
OCTOBER 28, 2014
1- Wounded Desire
3- Beauty is Exhausting
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