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by Bill Pearis
Los Angeles' Line & Circle will be touring the East Coast this fall, including a stay in NYC during CMJ. No real specifics to speak of but they will play the White Iris showcase on October 18, wherever that ends up happening. More details will surface when we get closer to the fest (which is getting close!).
White Iris is the influential singles-only label that released early 7"s by Best Coast, Fidlar, Electric Guest and No, the latter two being Line & Circle's tourmates for the non-CMJ dates on the tour. The band's sound owes more than a little to jangly '80s American college rock bands like Miracle Legion, Grapes of Wrath (Canadian, I know), The Connells, The Reivers, and other bands who came along in R.E.M.'s wake. It's definitely a sound that hasn't been dug out by very many new bands lately. You can stream both sides of their White Iris single below.
A list of all Line & Circle tour dates and those song streams are below.
Line & Circle - 2012 Tour Dates
10/16/12 - Washington, DC* @ Black Cat - 9 pm, tickets
10/17/12 - Charlottesville, VA* @ The Southern - 9 pm, tickets
10/18/12 - New York, NY @ CMJ (White Iris Showcase)
10/19/12 - New York, NY @ CMJ
10/20/12 - New York, NY @ CMJ
10/21/12 - Boston, MA* @ Paradise - 9 pm, tickets
10/23/12 - Clifton Park, NY* @ Northern Lights - 9 pm, tickets
10/25/12 - Columbus, OH* @ Newport Music Hall - 9 pm, tickets
10/26/12 - Chicago, IL* @ Lincoln Hall - 9 pm, tickets
10/28/12 - Lawrence, KS* @ Granada Theatre - 9 pm, tickets
10/30/12 - Denver, CO* @ Bluebird Theater - 9 pm, tickets
10/31/12 - Salt Lake City, UT* @ Urban Lounge - 9 pm, tickets
*with ELECTRIC GUEST and NO