“Guidance” Officially Out Everywhere + 5/5 Review from The Guardian

If you were looking for a fitting soundtrack to the disaster movie of your life, one that uplifts but also shakes you to your core, Chicago instrumental trio Russian Circles can provide. On their sixth album they have ditched the mathy time-signature changes of old and instead created towering vortices of foreboding noise that sound as if the band have been mainlining Roland Emmerich films on an endless loop. The album begins with a melodic, almost baroque folk guitar and post-rockish reverb on Asa, before moving on to amp-exploding metal and sludgy yet lip-curling riffs on Vorel; and indeed, they balance light with dark throughout. Calla is monolithic and muscular, with flickerings of Tool; Afrika is a brightly lit, Mogwai-ish crescendo with blast-beat drumming and their distinctive, 3D turbo-fuzz guitar; and the final fist-raiser, Lisboa, practically levitates with its oppressive, cinematic build. Perhaps we really are nearing the bitter end – but doom has never sounded so good.

 

via The Guardian

Happy release day to Russian Circles for their stunning sixth album, “Guidance”. Click HERE to purchase.

Don’t miss them on their upcoming US Tours with Cloakroom and label mates Helms Alee, see all dates below. For all show and ticket details click HERE.

RUSSIAN CIRCLES - LIVE 2016
W/ CLOAKROOM
Aug 26 Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
Aug 27 Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center
Aug 29 Missoula, MT - Palace Lounge
Aug 30 Seattle, WA - Neumos
Aug 31 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
Sep 2 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
Sep 3 Los Angeles, CA - The Teragram Ballroom
Sep 5 Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
Sep 6 Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad
Sep 7 Englewood, CO - The Gothic Theatre
Sep 8 Kansas City, MO - The Riot Room
Sep 9 Chicago, IL - Metro
W/ HELMS ALEE
Sep 23-24 Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Music Fest
Sep 25 Detroit, MI - El Club
Sep 26 Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace
Sep 28 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
Sep 29 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
Sep 30 Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw
Oct 1 Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel
Oct 2 Durham, NC - Motorco Music Hall
Oct 4 Atlanta, GA - Aisle 5
Oct 5 Birmingham, AL - Saturn
Oct 6 Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon
Oct 7 Houston, TX - Warehouse Live Studio
Oct 8 Austin, TX - Barracuda
Oct 9 Dallas, TX - RBC

2 comments

  • Mark Castle

    Mark Castle Crystal Lake, L

    Outstanding album...no really. I'm out standing, locked out of my house, listening to Guidance on my iPod. Fantastic release. Will you being coming to the Acada in St. Charles, IL?

    Outstanding album...no really. I'm out standing, locked out of my house, listening to Guidance on my iPod. Fantastic release. Will you being coming to the Acada in St. Charles, IL?

  • David

    David Leeds

    Any plans to tour the album in the UK? I have been withholding my purchase in protest so far.. but I feel this is probably negatively effecting me more than you!

    Any plans to tour the album in the UK? I have been withholding my purchase in protest so far.. but I feel this is probably negatively effecting me more than you!

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