LISTEN TO RUSSIAN CIRCLES’ NEW TRACK “AFRIKA”

LISTEN TO RUSSIAN CIRCLES’ NEW TRACK “AFRIKA”
Appears on their highly-anticipated album Guidance, out August 5th from Sargent House
 
See Russian Circles on tour in North America August through October, on tour in Europe October through November (dates below)
 
Russian Circles have premiered the third single off of their forthcoming album Guidancetoday; listen to “Afrika”, which follows previously premiered songs “Vorel” and “Mota” on the album’s track listing, here on Soundcloud.  These three songs exemplify Russian Circles' ability to examine the polarity of quiet and loud, complexity and simplicity, ugliness and beauty and offer great insight to the incredible dynamics found on Guidance.
 
Due out August 5th from Sargent House, Guidance finds Russian Circles carrying on in their quest to conjure multi-dimensional dramatic instrumental narratives and scout out new textures from their respective instruments.  Russian Circles’ guitarist Mike Sullivan, drummer Dave Turncrantz, and bassist Brian Cook, with the help of engineer/co-producerKurt Ballou, were able to capture a broad tonal palette and wide array of emotional motifs into a cohesive journey through the tumultuous corners of human existence. Pitchfork said, "Dave Turncrantz’s swift, melodic drumming and Brian Cook’s distorted bass merge into a rhythm section with the dynamics and power of a band twice their size. Mike Sullivan’s layers of guitars, meanwhile, are dazzling, recalling both the staccato plucking of a string orchestra and the droning buzz of heavy machinery.”
 
From the radical dynamic shifts and straightforward production of Russian Circles' debut album Enter (2006), to the lockstep metallic attack and pensive comedowns of Station (2008), the symphonic grandeur of Geneva (2009), the grit and grime of Empros (2011), and the oscillation between melancholy and wrath on Memorial (2013), these were all incremental steps towards an ideal, and Guidance brings the band that much closer to that realization. 
 
See Russian Circles on an extensive North American headlining tour in support ofGuidance that spans from August through October and features Cloakroom and Helms Alee on select dates.  Additionally, Russian Circles will tour in Europe in October and November with Helen Money.  More info below.

 
Russian Circles, Guidance track listing:
1.  Asa
2.  Vorel
3.  Mota
4.  Afrika
5.  Overboard
6.  Calla
7.  Lisboa
 

RUSSIAN CIRCLES TOUR DATES:
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 - Doug Fir Lounge *
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 *
Sep 23-25 Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Music Festival ^
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 ^
Oct 21 Wroclaw, PL @ Firlej 
Oct 22 Gdansk, PL @ B90 
Oct 23 Warsaw, PL @ Hydrozagadka 
Oct 25 Vilnius, LT @ Peleda %
Oct 26 Durbe, LV @ Community Hall %
Oct 27 Tallin, EE @ Rockstars %
Oct 28 Helsinki, FIN @ Tavastia %
Oct 30 Stockholm, SE @ En Arena %
Oct 31 Oslo, NO @ Vulkan Arena %
Nov 2 Bergen, NO @ Landmark %
Nov 3 Stavanger, NO @ Folken %
Nov 5 Athens, GR @ Smoke the Fuzz Fest at Iera Odos 
Nov 6 Berlin, DE @ Kesselhaus %
Nov 7 Leipzig, DE @ Conne Island %
Nov 9 Brno, CZ @ Kabinet Muz %
Nov 10 Budapest, HUN @ Durer Kert %
Nov 11 Cluj Napoca, RO @ The Shelter %
Nov 12 Bucharest, RO @ Control Club %
Nov 13 Sofia, BG @ Club Mixtape 5 %
Nov 14 Skopje, MC @ MKC %
Nov 15 Belgrade, SR @ Elektropionir %
Nov 17 Zagreb, HR @ Vintage Industrial Bar %
Nov 18 Ljubljana, SL @ Orto Klub %
Nov 19 Vienna, AT @ Arena %
Nov 20 Prague, CZ @ Lucerna Music Bar %