Artist Spotlight: Line & Circle

Posted on: November 27th, 2012 at 11:35 am by

If Line & Circle isn’t on your radar, it should be.  This throwback Cali band is rippling through new music channels, despite the fact that they’ve only dropped two songs as of yet.  They released debut single Roman Ruins/Carelessness on White Iris Records this past July.

The band name is as cool as their music.  According to their bio, founding members Brian Cohen and Brian Egan adopted the moniker because it is all encompassing – an unadorned version of everything, everyday in its purest form.  Language, binary – it’s all comprised of these two basic shapes.  And when you listen to the single, this thoughtful consideration suits them.

Originally from Ohio, the quintet has since set up shop in LA, a significance not lost in their musical output.  Their sound captures the lush beach life of the West Coast, but maintains a genuine sentiment that can only be attributed to their life experiences in the Midwest.

Musically, Line & Circle is the dream of the Cure meeting Morrissey, realized and modernized.  They have an 80s vibe mixed with surf music and a touch of that shimmery dream pop stuff.  The single basks in the halcyon days of youth.  The hooks are infectious.  The beats are simple and pleasing.  The endearing lyrics are certainly worthy of any mix, and would befit any John Hughes flick.

They are two for two. We anxiously await a full length.

In case you missed our Feel Good Friday, or can’t get enough of it (we can’t), here’s the road-tripping eye candy video for “Roman Ruins.”

Recent Stories

‘Writing On It All’ Reclaims Space For Community Arts On Governor’s Island

There’s one more week to write and draw on a Nolan Park House. Just a short ferry ride away from the LES, Governors Island is an adventure that we should all take, and regularly as weather allows. For one more week you can catch the community-oriented interactive installation, ‘Writing On It All.’ Nolan Park House […]

Hanksy Brings ‘Market Surplus’ of 10 Artists to Paint Vacant Essex Market Warehouse

Street artist Hanksy this week continues the tradition of hosting art shows in buildings doomed for demolition. With the Lowline Lab months in the grave, he’s gathered a gaggle of creative friends for a group exhibition inside the vacant Essex Street Market building at 140 Essex. The show – dubbed “Market Surplus” (get it?) – […]

Traipsing Around Town with Ugo Rondinone’s ‘I ♥ John Giorno’

Imagine having been part of the Beat Generation and Pop Art era. You could go to a phone booth (remember those?) and dial a poem; You could be filmed by Andy Warhol for hours – while sleeping; You might even be neighbors on the Bowery with William Burroughs. Or be a fly on the wall, […]

Someone Trashed the Blueprints for the Ace Hotel Bowery on the Sidewalk

Trash is sometimes treasure. Everyone knows that 225 Bowery is to become the newest Ace Hotel in the stable. However, the company never officially confirmed their intentions here. Even as the transformative construction work atop the building proceeds. Well, official blueprints trashed on Chrystie Street late Tuesday night all but confirm this. We had received […]

Essex Street Light Poles are Now LED-Equipped

The lighting scheme along Essex Street is presently undergoing a complete shift to more modern technology. That warm glow is now replaced with the blinding antiseptic flood of LED. The Department of Transportation has begun swapping the infrastructure, and at least four new poles are now installed. We caught this crew hoisting one into place […]