Russian Circles recording fourth album, European tour dates slated for summer
Chicago instrumental post-metal trio Russian Circles return to the studio today to begin recording material for a fourth album. Brandon Curtis of The Secret Machines & Interpol who produced the band’s previous album Geneva is producing & mixing the new collection of songs at Phantom Manor in Chicago.
This marks the band’s first full-length to be released worldwide exclusively via Sargent House — the band’s longtime management company and record label that had previously released only the vinyl editions of its three previous albums.
Russian Circles — guitarist Mike Sullivan, drummer Dave Turncrantz and bassist Brian Cook — will then take to the road this summer in Europe on a co-headlining tour with new label mates Japanese heavy-psych trio Boris. Tour dates will be announced soon.
“A lot of the mood going into this album has been reflective on the last couple years of touring,” Cook says. “We have a ton of material. We’re excited to get into recording and be somewhat sheltered from the outside world. We’re going to try to make the same ebb and flow of our live set happen on the record, with more constructive dynamics and dramatic bridging between songs. We want to experiment in similar ways that we did with strings and embellishments on Geneva, but we don’t want to have songs that won’t sound the same in a live setting.”