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.”

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