After seven years of patience and diligence, Circle Takes The Square has actually set a November 2011 release date for their follow up to 2004’s As the Roots Undo. The new album will be titled Decompositions: Volume I and has been an overly ambitious project for the band, consisting of several years writing and recording and in some circles drawing comparisons to Guns and Rose’s Chinese Democracy.
Each of the new album’s songs has been described as being its own unique passage with a story arc and overarching plot line. Which helps explain for the work’s long gestation period but to finally give listeners a flavor of what is to come, the band will be releasing Rites of Initiation as a digital EP . Rites of Initiation will be available on August 23rd through Circle Takes the Square’sBandcamp.
The band will also be playing their first live show in three years withreunited PG 99 and Thou and following that with a performance at The Fest 10.
The immensely influential Virginia band PG.99 have announced a second reunion show, now set to perform on Saturday August 27th at The Black Cat in Washington, DC.They will be performing alongside longtime friends and New Orleans doom masters THOU. PG.99’s first reunion show will be in Richmond, VA at Best Friends Day, August 19th with Converge, Capsule and The Catalyst.
To coincide with the reunion shows, the band’s collection-album, “Singles”, will be issued on vinyl for the first time via Robotic Empire (originally released on CD by Reptilian Records in 2003). This 18-track collection was newly mastered by James Plotkin and three preview tracks are streaming on bandcamp orsoundcloud. The vinyl is available in three different colors and the preorder can be found here.
For the “Singles” Collection cover + tracklisting….