Between 2001 and 2017, Circus Devils – the Ohio freak-rock trio founded by Robert Pollard (Guided By Voices) – released 14 full-length albums, each containing its own distinct sound and story-world. Remaining firmly under the radar throughout its run, the band provoked head scratching from music critics while providing fans with experimental cinema for the ears.
In ‘Circus Devils: See You Inside’, band member Todd Tobias offers a personal glimpse into the band’s playfully dark, psychedelic world. The very well-written A5 book has 204 pages, is in full colour, and has stories and images that every fan of Circus Devils, Todd Tobias or Robert Pollard will enjoy.
This is the first book released on Tiny Room Records. We are beyond psyched! It will see the light of day in September, but you can pre-order it by going here.
Good morning! We will release the new Garciaphone album Dreameater here in The Netherlands on November 10. We have been longtime fans of this band from Clermont-Ferrand (France), so we’re really excited about this.
Band leader Olivier Perez stopped dreaming for a year and a half. His dreams and ideals for a better world disappeared along with his actual dreams at night. His anger about modern society somehow led to quiet and haunting piano songs, that ended up on the new album Dreameater. Listen to Every Song Of Sorrow Is New now on Soundcloud!
A dreamy, hypnotic, melancholy-soaked collection evoking far-flung places where small-scale societies and indigenous cultures have vanished or are in the process of being swallowed by an ever-expanding global civilization.
“Tristes Tropiques” from the title of the book by French Anthropologist Claude Levi Strauss. The literal translation is “Sad Tropics.” The English version of the title is “World On The Wane,” referring to the vanishing culture-worlds of the last remaining small-scale societies on Earth.
Tristes Tropiques comes with the free download companion EP Moorea:
And yet another track of the new Todd Tobias album, this time with perfectly fitting moving images – a so-called ‘video’. Anyway, this is one of our personal favorites of the album, it’s so hauntingly beautiful…