Many thanks to Pitchfork for premiering our new single! Check it out here, or read an excerpt below:
On the heels of the promising “Roman Ruins” single, “Mine is Mine” is Line & Circle’s most striking and forthright track to date, crisply produced by Lewis Pesacov (Best Coast’s Crazy For You) and the Philadelphia duo of Brian McTear and Jonathan Low (the War on Drugs). With Mozz-y theatricality, Cohen moans “All of my friends are falling in love” in a way that suggests their happiness is his sadness, while the guitars wring out dour notes and the rhythm section pushes forward in a wakeful daze. Regardless of the certainty of its title, “Mine is Mine” is defined by its mixed feelings, both familiar and implacable, evoking an enviable experience Cohen could never have: skipping class to hit the record store and spending whatever he found in the couch cushions on the latest I.R.S. or 4AD release.
Check out the post here and below:
When we last checked in with jangly, R.E.M.-and-Smiths-lovin’ Los Angeles rockers Line & Circle, they had just released the video for their great single “Roman Ruins.” Now comes another great single in the same vein but with extra melancholy. It’s called “Mine Is Mine,” and you can hear it at SoundCloud.
The “Mine Is Mine” single is out now. Here, have some tour dates with that:
03/04 Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s *
03/06 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theater *
03/07 San Diego, CA @ The Irenic *
03/08 Phoenix, AZ @ Last Exit *
03/10 Dallas, TX @ Sons of Hermann Hall *
03/11/14 Austin, TX @ SXSW (White Iris Records showcase)
* = w/ Typhoon
L.A. quintet Line & Circle are not fast workers, but they are meticulous workers. The band — singer-guitarist Brian Cohen. keyboardist Brian Egan, guitarist Eric Neujahr, bassist Jon Engelhard (having replaced Nathan Gammill) and drummer Nick Cisik — recalls those heady days of the ’80s and ’90s when songwriters wrote anthems, not just hooks. And “Mine Is Mine,” their first single since they released “Roman Ruins” via the White Iris label in the summer of 2012, carries that air of gravitas. It’s a little U2-doing-R.E.M., or vice versa, and it stokes more than a little bit of anticipation for what else the fivesome has cooked up in recent sessions with producer Lewis Pesacov. “Mine Is Mine” came out this week as a single. (Photo by Megan McIsaac)
Many thanks to @BuzzBandsLA for having us at the Chinese New Year Festival @LAChinatown. Photo by Zane Roessell.
Excited to be playing the LA Weekly Live Music Stage @ the Chinese New Year Festival this Saturday, Feb 1st in Chinatown — curated by BuzzBands.LA. http://bit.ly/1kUzjd9
Photo by Jordan Satmary
Hrmmm…where have we been lately?
Huge thanks to NPR Music for including us in their list of artists to discover at SXSW 2013. So many incredible bands here. Be sure to check out the coverage and download the entire Austin 100 mix HERE.
Big thanks to Rolling Stone for including us in their December Playlist. Read an excerpt below:
Playlist: December 2012
Our favorite songs, albums and videos right now
Line & Circle “Roman Ruins”
The nostalgia-heavy lyrics are well-suited to the soaring jangle of this L.A. indie band’s new single – a throwback to the Eighties which sounds kind of like Michael Stipe jamming with Johnny Marr and is every bit as lovely as that suggests.
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