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

RIP TAYlOR SWIFT by CHICO LES
Chico & La Petite Mort Say ‘RIP Taylor Swift’ with New Mural on Orchard Street

Chico spent his last night in town painting a gate on Orchard Street, before heading south for the winter. And it’s timely. The new mural – sprayed onto the exterior of La Petite Mort – skewers Taylor Swift and her role as “Global Welcome Ambassador” for New York City. “RIP Taylor Swift,” reads the artwork, […]

grinch-roast-beast
Katz’s Deli Teams Up With The Grinch To Serve a ‘Roast Beast’ Sandwich This Holiday Season

Katz’s Deli is ringing in the holidays by joining forces with one of the season’s most nefarious, misunderstood characters – the Grinch. Owner Jake Dell is crafting a limited edition sandwich for their holiday menu – that of the “Roast Beast” variety. No word yet on if they’ve locked down the cartoon or Jim Carey for the […]

finebb
Fineline Tattoo Has an ‘All Hallow’s Eve Tattoo Party’ with $31 Tatts Today

For the year’s on the turn, and it’s All Souls’ night, When the dead can yearn and the dead can smite. -Edith Wharton What frightens you on All Hallow’s Eve night? Clowns? Ghosts? Zombies? How about needles? Good, today is your chance to be scared at Fineline Tattoo (21 1st Avenue). Samhain, All Souls’ Night, All Hallow’s […]

jarmulowsky-response
Jarmulowsky Bank Hotel Conversion Issued Full Stop-Work Order After ‘Concrete Incident’

Conversion of the landmark Jarmulowsky Bank Building to shi-shi hotel hit a major roadblock this week. As we first reported, scaffolding came loose from 54 Canal Street early Monday morning. Apparently pressure from recently-poured concrete atop the 1912 Beaux Arts-style structure caused the ironwork to dislodge, endangering everyone in the immediate vicinity. An estimate five yards of […]

134bowerysite
Sale of Five Bowery Properties for $45M Threatens Its Rich Cultural History

Yesterday afternoon, we broke the blockbuster news that five historically significant buildings on the Bowery were sold as a package deal for $45 million. While still unconfirmed, it’s rumored that the buyer is John Young of Emmut Properties. Luxury living is allegedly planned for the 75,000 square-feet of buildable real estate, whether through rentals or […]