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Caspian Returns with On Circles (Jan. 24, Triple Crown Records); Hear “Flowers of Light” Now

Caspian, the symphonic Massachusetts-based band who have been dubbed “the most regal of the instrumental new rock school” (Pitchfork) and post-rock cosmonauts (Spin), return with their first album in over four years, releasing On Circles on Jan. 24 via Triple Crown Records.

The band gives fans an early preview of the eight-song, 46-minute album, streaming the song “Flowers of Light” (http://smarturl.it/caspiantheband). Pre-orders, which include a highly limited 180 gram black vinyl variation as well as a green/blue offering, are available now via the Triple Crown Records’ webstore (https://store.triplecrownrecords.com/oncircles).

“I’ve grown weary of reading about bands discuss the renewing, rehabilitative properties their most recent [album] has had on them,” says guitarist/keyboardist Philip Jamieson of the mindset the band had going into recording On Circles. “They incur corrosion, come close to running out of gas, descend into the dark abyss, and finally emerge 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. Recorded at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, Pa., by producer Will Yip (Code Orange, Defeater, Quicksand, Turnstile), On Circles marks the most organic writing and recording sessions in Caspian’s 15-year history. Together for four weeklong songwriting sessions, the band opted for music gleaming with visceral impact instead of over-thought tangles, over-arching concepts and drawn-out crescendos.

The news of On Circles’ impending release finds Caspian preparing for the most extensive touring the sextet has done in recent years: heading to China in December, followed by the band’s first visit to Western North America in three years and a newly announced swing down the east coast.

Newly announced tour dates:

February 4 Felton, CA Felton Music Hall

March 31 Toronto, ON Lee’s Palace

April 1 Buffalo, NY Rec Room

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

Tickets for the above shows are on-sale this Friday at 10 am local time. A premium package, including a ticket, exclusive patch and signed poster is available today at 9 am eastern via Caspian.band.

Full list of upcoming dates:

November 16 Beverly, MA The Cabot (matinee)

November 16 Beverly, MA The Cabot SOLD OUT

December 6 Chengdu, China Zhenghuo Art Flame

December 8 Beijing, China Tango 3F

December 10 Wuhan Shi, China Vox Livehouse

December 11 Nanjing Shi, China Space

December 12 Hangzhou, China Mao Livehouse

December 13 Shanghai, China Mao Livehouse

December 14 Shenzhen Shi, China B10 Live

December 15 Guangzhou, China T:Union

December 17 Tokyo, Japan Koenji High

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 Sacrament, 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 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

On Circles track list:

  1. Wildblood

  2. Flowers of Light

  3. Nostalgist (feat. Kyle Durfey)

  4. Divison Blues

  5. Onsra

  6. Collapser

  7. Ishmael

  8. Circles on Circles

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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