Friday, October 11, 2013
Circles - Are You Watching the Masters? Because the Masters Are Watching You
Hey, this music is made specifically for some of you. It says so on the band's Facebook page: "Pop music for educated, upper -middle class, pretentious white people". Our response here at WYMA is -- Yesssss! We finally have a house band! Are there any cucumber sandwiches left?
But to be serious, for a moment, Chicago's Circles is a band worth getting to know. I think so, and the band thinks so as well. In fact, they have made their six-track EP Are You Watching the Masters? Because the Masters Are Watching You available for "name your price" on their Bandcamp page. Here is the opening track, "Constant Party" --
Srini Radhakrishna, Melissa Elias and Ken Coulman formed the band. Then they recruited Christen Thomas and Anthony Cozzi. Former projects of the members include Ponys, Radar Eyes, Gulty Pleasures, the White Outs, and Football. As Circles they play a melodic, crunchy, jangling and reverb-soaked brand of garage pop. And I would have to struggle to not like a band that performs an excellent cover of Toy Love's "Photographs of Naked Ladies".
If you like what you've heard and read so far, you can stream the entire EP below. But you might as well own it; it has our garage pop seal of approval.