by Andrew Sacher

Circuit des Yeux - 'In Plain Speech' artwork
Circuit des Yeux

Chicago experimental pop musician Circuit des Yeux (aka Haley Fohr) recently released the followup to 2013's Overdue with In Plain Speech, her first album for Thrill Jockey. It's also her first album recorded with a full band, which includes Cooper Crain (Cave, Bitchin Bajas), Whitney Johnson (Verma), Rob Frye (Bitchin Bajas), Adam Luksetich (Little Scream) and Kathleen Baird (Spires That In The Sunset Rise). Haley and her band bring lush strings, minimal electronics, a variety of guitar sounds and more into their unique arrangements, but what stands out most is Haley's distinct, low-pitched voice. Check it out for yourself with an Rdio stream of the record and the video for "Do the Dishes," below.

Haley is also supporting the record on a tour with the full band, which comes to NYC for two shows in July. Those shows happen 7/2 at Subculture with Bing & Ruth (tickets) and 7/3 at Trans-Pecos with Evan Caminiti and Ancient Ocean (tickets). All dates are listed below.

Evan Caminiti, aka one half of Barn Owl, is fresh off opening a NYC show for another of 2015's best experimental pop album makers, Holly Herndon, and he'll release his own new album soon too. It's called Meridian, and comes out next week (6/16) via Thrill Jockey. Evan recently put out its single "Collapse," which brings together droning ambience and melodic distorted synths. Listen to that below too.


Circuit des Yeux -- 2015 Tour Dates
Thu 11 Jun 2015 Electrowerkz London, UK
Thu 11 Jun 2015 -- Sun 14 Jun 2015 Supersonic Festival 2015 Birmingham, UK
Sun 14 Jun 2015 4AD Diksmuide, Belgium
Mon 15 Jun 2015 OCCII Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tue 16 Jun 2015 Whelan's Dublin, Ireland
Thu 18 Jun 2015 Gulpd Café Cork, Ireland
Sat 20 Jun 2015 Stadtgarten Cologne, Germany
Mon 22 Jun 2015 Kantine am Berghain Berlin, Germany
Tue 23 Jun 2015 Kampnagel Hamburg, Germany
Wed 24 Jun 2015 Copenhagen Jazzhouse Copenhagen, Denmark
Thu 25 Jun 2015 Atlas Aarhus, Denmark
Tue 30 Jun 2015 Johnny Brenda's Philadelphia, PA, US
Thu 02 Jul 2015 Subculture Arts Underground New York, NY, US
Fri 03 Jul 2015 Trans-Pecos Queens, NY, US w/ Evan Caminiti
Sun 05 Jul 2015 3S Artspace Portsmouth, NH, US
Mon 06 Jul 2015 3S Artspace Portsmouth, NH, US
Mon 06 Jul 2015 Aurora Providence, RI, US
Wed 08 Jul 2015 The Drake Hotel Toronto, ON, Canada
Thu 09 Jul 2015 The UFO Factory Detroit, MI, US
Mon 14 Sep 2015 -- Sun 20 Sep 2015 Incubate 2015 Tilburg, Netherlands

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