Words by Lisa Perkins
Having just come across Carrion Spring about a week ago, I was really psyched to see that they’ll be playing with skramz legends, Circle Takes The Square. And having seen Sloths and The Sky Above & Earth below many times, I basically peed my pants when I found out that this show will only cost a sweet ten bucks, day of show. It’s an even sweeter eight bucks if you buy in advance.
Circle Takes The Square is a band that I’ve been waiting ages to see, and I’m sure I won’t be let down. I was a young thirteen year-old when As The Roots Undo was released in 2004 and changed my perception of music forever. The intricacies that were layered in the foreground and background of their songs laid down a perfect foundation for the poetry screamed over it. I will forever maintain that “In The Nervous Light Of Sunday” is the best song on the album, complete with a cathartic breakdown and memorable lyrics. As an adult, Decompositions: Volume One, released in late 2012, pushes the limits of my heart even further by introducing Kathleen’s vocals into the mix. As if I couldn’t love them any more, I find myself doing just that.
Without a doubt, every band playing this show has been influenced by CTTS in one way or another, and I personally can’t wait to see them on stage.
Branx 320 SE 2nd Ave, 7 p.m., $8, 21+