Thursday, February 26, 2015

Pre-order the new pressings of As the Roots Undo and Decompositions Volume One

 Why do one thing at a time when you can do five? Today we launch a preorder for the 2nd pressing of As The Roots Undo-10th Anniversary Reissue and the 3rd pressing of our 2012 double LP Decompositions Volume One. Oh and two new shirt designs and a new hoodie. We couldn't decide which version of the Quantum Singular shirt we liked best, so we are going to offer 3 choices during the pre-order. So if you have a favorite, please order it, otherwise it may not make the final cut.

Everything you need to know should be over at our webstore, circletakesthesquare.bigcartel.com
Thank you!
xoctts


As the Roots Undo LP
Green/Bone White Swirl
 

Bronze/Swamp Green Swirl (translucent when held up to light) 



Quantum Scaffolding T-Shirt and Zip Up Hoodie 

 
  





Quantum Singular T-Shirt (Blue and White available only as a preorder)

Decompositions Volume One (photos of vinyl colors coming soon!)







Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Circle Takes the Square turns 15. 'Critical Mass'

It was the fall of 1999 when my friend Megan and I saw two guys putting flyers on bikes parked outside our doom in Savannah. I yelled at them from the 4th floor balcony of Oglethorpe House, as if I was genuinely concerned about my $70 Walmart bicycle. "Don't scratch the paint job, ya hooligans!" I knew one of them was in my Drawing I class, a foundations course that everyone had to take. We spent weeks drawing our faces in charcoal on 18"x24" paper. Not the entire face at once, mind you. First the Lips. Then the Eye. And not just one time. Three times each. By the time we got to the Nose I felt like I was getting the hang of it. Drawing your nose the size of an egyptian cubit might have bothered some people. But I was way into it. Maybe that's how I recognized my classmate from so far away. I'd critiqued giant versions of his facial features in class for weeks. "Hey its Rob!" and asked him what the flyers were for. He introduced me to Drew, and they invited us to Critical Mass, some kind of bikes-taking-back-the-streets gathering held monthly. Not being one for gatherings of any kind, I didn't go to Critical Mass that month, or ever.
I didn't see Drew again until our first band practice. Our drummer Jay had met him and asked him to come play with us. 'Oh hey, you're Rob's friend'. I guess that was enough to vouch for each other in our minds. Drew started showing us a bunch of riffs he'd been writing. I asked him what it was called. "Houdini Logic" he said. "Who wassit now?" I said. Took me weeks to learn how to play that song, and what it was actually called. - Kathleen
A portrait of the artist's young nose, as held by Dana Filloon of Junius.

Friday, November 14, 2014

As the Roots Undo 10th Anniversary Repress on sale today!

2014 marks the 10th anniversary of our debut album, 'As the Roots Undo'. To celebrate we are re-releasing it on vinyl. Today! They go on sale at 7pm EST.
The beautiful new layout is a full color, matte finish, triple gatefold, and features metallic ink and spot gloss varnish on recycled board. The insert features the 'tower' design, and contains lyrics & liner notes.
Artwork and layout by Andrew Speziale.
Printed by Imprint Indie Printing, in Venice, FL
Buy yours at www.circletakesthesquare.bigcartel.com



Also new on the website, a Corporate ID pullover hoodie on 60/40 Canvas brand

Sequoia design on scarlett red 60/40 blend Next Level shirts

Limited 12.5" x 19" screenprints of the Sequoia design are available at www.andrewspeziale.bigcartel.com

Friday, August 29, 2014

Buy Decompositions on CD for $5 this weekend til 9/1/14

Pick up a copy of Decompositions Volume Number One on CD for $5 throughout Labor Day Weekend. Thanks everyone for support with this self release! We are continually amazed by your support and generosity. 
The sale price is only available at our merch store: circletakesthesquare.bigcartel.com
Free/Pay What you Like downloads are still available for BOTH full lengths at ctts.bandcamp.com
Love yas, the circle 



Pitchfork's Jason Heller highlights Decompositions in 'My Decade in Music So Far"

It’s no surprise that Decompositions evaded most best-of lists for 2012 and 2013; the release was split between those two years, format-wise, and CTTS was never the kind of band to pay attention to the fine art of the self-promotional hustle in the first place. But one full, deep listen to tracks like the album’s astounding eleven-minute closer, “North Star, Inverted”, ought to be enough to at least sway the uninitiated, if not outright convert them.

Read the full article here: http://pitchfork.com/thepitch/459-my-decade-in-music-so-far-jason-heller/

Thursday, May 8, 2014

First wave of As the Roots Undo repress on Gatepost Recording available 5/16

We have repressed As the Roots Undo for it's 10 year Anniversary!
We tried to have them ready for the entire spring tour but ended up getting them just a few days ago.
The repress is going to be available in two waves.

500 will be chipboard gatefold jackets with two color screen printing inside and out.
The vinyl color for these are black(300), and bronze//ochre mix(200) standard  weight.

1000 will be available later in the summer. These will be a triple gatefold in full color. 
The vinyl color for these are grey w/aqua blue mix(600), and bone white w/black splatter(400)
Since the original art files were scattered between various software files, legacy operating systems and friend's old computers, a lot of reconstruction effort went into the repackaging. So it's taking
more time but it's very close.

Here is the link to our merch page to keep an eye on.
Next Friday, May 16th 2014, the silk screen versions will go on sale.
Thank you all so very much.
Ctts

Friday, March 28, 2014

Spring tour dates: April 9th-May 13th 2014




April
4/9 Pittsburgh, PA - Mr Roboto Project - Tickets on sale here
4/10 Columbus, OH - Dude Locker -Tickets on sale here
4/11 Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen -Tickets on sale here
4/12 Urbana, IL - Skeletal Lightning Fest / Tickets Available on SL Fest Website
4/13 Milwaukee, WI - Riverwest Public House  ticket link coming soon
4/14 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club - Tickets on sale here
4/15 Omaha, NE - Slowdown - Tickets on sale here
4/17 Denver, CO - Seventh Circle Tickets available at the door
4/18 Salt Lake City, UT - Shred Shed - Tickets on sale here
4/19 Boise, ID - Crux - Tickets on sale here
4/20 Couer d'Alene, ID - Calypso's -Tickets available at the door
4/21 Seattle, WA - The Vera Project - Tickets on sale here
4/22 Portland, OR - Branx  - Tickets on sale here
4/23 Eugene, OR - The Boreal - Tickets on sale here
4/25 Sacramento, CA w/ Loma Prieta - Luigi's Fungarden - Tickets on sale here
4/26 Santa Cruz, CA w/ Loma Prieta - 418 Project Tickets available at the door
4/27 Berkeley, CA w/ Loma Prieta - 924 Gilman Tickets available at the door
4/28 San Francisco, CA w/ Calculator- Submission Art Space Tickets available at the door
4/29 Fresno, CA w/ Calculator - The CYC Tickets available at the door
4/30 Los Angeles, CA w/ Calculator- The Lyric Theatre Ticket link coming soon
5/1 Pomona, CA - Aladdin Jr 2 Tickets available at the door
5/2 San Diego, CA - Che Cafe Tickets available at the door
5/4 Phoenix, AZ - The Nile Underground -  Tickets on sale here
5/6 Flagstaff, AZ - Firecreek Coffee Co. Tickets available at the door  / $5
5/7 Albuquerque, NM - The Gasworks Tickets available at the door
5/8 El Paso, TX - The Sandboxx Tickets available at the door / $5
5/9 Austin, TX - Holy Mountain Tickets on sale here
5/10 Denton, TX - Rubber Gloves  Ticket link coming soon
5/11 Memphis, TN - Hi Tone - Tickets on sale here
5/12 Florence, AL - Pegasus Records Ticket link coming soon
5/13 Chattanooga, TN - JJ's Bohemia Tickets available at the door