NPR hosts full stream of a new Circle Takes The Square concert

Despite Hurricane Irene’s torrential downpour and horrendous winds, fans packed the sold-out Black Cat venue in Washington, DC on August 27 to see experimental indie-hardcore band Circle Takes The Square perform for the first time together in three years…and was there to record the entire set.

Listen to Circle Takes The Square’s complete set now at:

Performing in support of the recently reunited pg. 99, Circle Takes The Square ripped through a tumultuous set of classics as well as new tracks from their recently released Rites of Initiation EP.

“The thing that struck me, though, in all the twisting time signatures, start-stop dynamics, overlapping screams and metallic chaos, was how “now” it all still sounded,” said NPR reporter Lars Gotrich. “In a carefully considered set list culled from the band’s small yet strong discography, this was the embodiment of impassioned renewal.”

Circle Takes the Square’s energized passion can be felt wholeheartedly on their new EP, Rites of Initiation, which is available now for stream and purchase at

Rites of Initiation is the first of three chapters that will be featured on the band’s long-awaited new album Decompositions: Volume 1 which is due out in November.


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