MP3: Circulatory System – “Overjoyed” from Signal Morning, due September 8 on Cloud Recordings.
There’s so much going on in this song that it can be initially overwhelming. On first listen you might think it sounds like when you’ve accidentally opened up two YouTube pages at the same time. After your second or third spin, though, the magic and the melody come shining through. Sure, “Overjoyed” sounds like it’s been futzed with for seven years—it has been. It takes a lot of skill to arrange this much clutter so artfully.
Signal Morning features all the members of the Olivia Tremor Control, as well as Jeff Mangum and Julian Koster of Neutral Milk Hotel. Vinyl will ship in October, and there’s a “deluxe” LP edition (limited to 300 copies in handmade jackets designed by W. Cullen Hart) that includes a bonus LP containing demos and alternate versions.
Circulatory System: iTunes, Amazon, Insound, wiki.
Circulatory System 2009 Tour Dates
08/15 – Asheville, NC – Transfigurations 2009
09/07 – Chapel Hill, NC – Nightlight
09/08 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
09/09 – New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
09/10 – Worcester, MA – The Grind at Clark University
09/11 – Purchase, NY – The Student Center at SUNY Purchase
09/12 – Monticello, NY – All Tomorrow’s Parties
09/14 – Boston , MA – YMCA Theatre
09/15 – Geneseo, NY – Union Plaza at SUNY Geneseo
09/16 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
09/17 – Pontiac, MI – Pike Room
09/18 – Chicago, IL- Chopin Theatre
9/19 – Lexington, KY – Al’s Bar
09/20 – Knoxville, TN – The Pilot Light
All September Tour Dates are with Pipes You See, Pipes You Don’t and Nesey Gallons as support, except ATP.
2 thoughts on “Circulatory System – Overjoyed”
This album has been so long in coming (for understandable reasons). I’m really happy it’s finally coming. I love their otherworldly sound and point of view. There’s something so special and unique about it–it’s like a complete ethos. I’m not saying they’re my favorite band, but there are no other artists working today that I root for so unconditionally.
I like this first track, it feels more OTC than NMH but that’s fine.
but CRAP! they’re appearing one block from where i work, but i’ll be out of town on vacation.