by Black Bubblegum

Russian Circles (photo by Chris Strong)
Russian Circles

Russian Circles have Geneva due on 10/20 and are hitting the road with Young Widows, tagging Bowery Ballroom on 12/1 in the process. Tickets for Bowery, which will also feature Phantom Family Halo, are on AmEx presale now, and go on general sale Friday (9/25) at noon.

Speaking of Young Widows, Evan Patterson recently dropped a 9" with his side project Bad Secrets on Robotic Empire. The lo-fi, somewhat sparse psychedelic look at post-punk is the product of a few weekends in 2007 when Patterson teamed up with Dan Davis (Kodan Armada). Dig on a track from the Bad Secrets 9"/CD above.

And while we're on the subject of Robotic Empire, the label is currently taking preorders for a MASSIVE TWELVE LP (!) box set of Floor material. The comp, which will set you back $250, comes with an exclusive (and rather rad, I must say) Floor tee. Pre-order that sumbitch here. Members of Floor went on to form Torche, Dove, and House of Lightning.

Young Widows JUST played Bowery with Thursday and Fall of Troy on 9/20.

"Since Settle Down City, the band has toured with little rest, contributed to a bevy of split 7-inch records alongside acts like Coliseum and Melt-Banana, replaced a drummer, and released the combustible Old Wounds. More work (including a third full-length) is forthcoming but Patterson insists that all of Young Widows' output reach a personal high mark. "This is what I want to be passionate about," he says." [Hartford Advocate]

Full Russian Circles/Young Widows tour schedule is below...

RUSSIAN CIRCLES, YOUNG WIDOWS - 2009 TOUR DATES
October 28 - Covington, KY - The Mad Hatter
October 29 - Atlanta GA - The Earl
October 30 - Gainesville FL - THE FEST 8 @ Common Grounds
October 31 - Orlando FL - The Backbooth
November 02 - Birmingham AL - The Bottletree
November 03 - Baton Rouge LA - Spanish Moon
November 04 - Little Rock AR - Juanita's
November 05 - Denton TX - Rubber Gloves&
November 06 - Houston, TX - Rudyards &
November 07 - Austin TX - Waterloo Park FUN FUN FUN FEST
November 08 - Oklahoma City OK - Conservatory &
November 10 - Albuquerque NM - Launchpad &
November 11 - Phoenix AZ - The Clubhouse &
November 12 - San Diego CA - The Casbah &
November 19 - Boise, ID - Neurolux Lounge
November 21 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theater
November 23 - Kansas City, MO - Riot Room
November 24 - Sioux Falls, SD - Nuttys North
November 25 - Minneapolis, MN - The Triple Rock Social Club
November 27 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
November 28 - Buffalo, NY - Soundlab
December 1 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom ^
December 2 - Cambridge, MA - Middle East
December 10 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
& With Red Sparowes
^ with Phantom Family Halo