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Caspian announce new album ‘On Circles’ & tour, share “Flowers of Light”

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Massachusetts post-rockers Caspian recently announced a 2020 West Coast tour, which made it seem like something must be brewing in the land of Caspian, and something was indeed brewing. They’ve now announced their first album since 2015’s Dust and Disquiet, On Circles, which is due January 24 via Triple Crown (pre-order).

Guitarist/keyboardist Philip Jamieson says, “I’ve grown weary of reading about bands discuss the renewing, rehabilitative properties their most recent [album] has had on them. They incur corrosion, come close to running out of gas, descend into the dark abyss, and finally emerge on the other side with a record that has given them crystal clear perspective and a confident path forward. On Circles is not that record.”

It was recorded by the great Will Yip, and the first single is “Flowers of Light,” which is one of Caspian’s more uplifting-sounding songs, and — as you’d expect from this band — it tugs at the heartstrings even without lyrics. Listen and watch the accompanying visualizer below. For a song that presumably does have lyrics, Pianos Become the Teeth frontman Kyle Durfey guests on the song “Nostalgist.”

Caspian have also added Eastern North American tour dates to their 2020 schedule, including a NYC show on April 8 at Le Poisson Rouge. Tickets for that show (and the whole tour) go on sale Friday (11/15) at 10 AM local. There’s also a premium package for all dates available now, that includes a ticket, exclusive patch and signed poster.

This weekend, Caspian are playing two special hometown shows with the Losander Chamber Orchestra. All dates are listed below.

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Caspian On Cirles

Tracklist
Wildblood
Flowers of Light
Nostalgist (feat. Kyle Durfey)
Divison Blues
Onsra
Collapser
Ishmael
Circles on Circles

Caspian — 2019/2020 Tour Dates
November 16 Beverly, MA The Cabot (matinee)
November 16 Beverly, MA The Cabot SOLD OUT
December 6 Chengdu, China Zhenghuo Art Flame
December 8 Beijing, China Tango 3F
December 10 Wuhan Shi, China Vox Livehouse
December 11 Nanjing Shi, China Space
December 12 Hangzhou, China Mao Livehouse
December 13 Shanghai, China Mao Livehouse
December 14 Shenzhen Shi, China B10 Live
December 15 Guangzhou, China T:Union
December 17 Tokyo, Japan Koenji High
January 30 Los Angeles, CA Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
January 31 Phoenix, AZ Rebel Lounge
February 1 San Diego, CA The Casbah
February 3 Fresno, CA Strummer’s
February 4 Felton, CA Felton Music Hall
February 5 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
February 7 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
February 8 Vancouver, BC Biltmore Cabaret
February 9 Seattle, WA Neumos
February 11 Sacrament, CA Holy Diver
February 12 Long Beach, CA Long Beach Art Theatre
March 31 Toronto, ON Lee’s Palace
April 1 Buffalo, NY Rec Room
April 5 Woodstock, NY Colony
April 6 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
April 8 New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge
April 9 Washington, DC Black Cat
April 10 Richmond, VA Gallery 5
April 11 Asheville, NC The Grey Eagle Tavern
April 12 Durham, NC Motorco Music Hall
April 14 Atlanta, GA Aisle 5
April 15 Orlando, FL The Abbey
April 17 Nashville, TN Exit In
April 18 Louisville, KY Diamond Pub & Billiard Concert Hall
April 19 Columbus, OH Ace of Cups

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