Left Circles “The Gashouse Gang Is Here”
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Left Circles “The Gashouse Gang Is Here”


Brooklyn, NY’s Left Circles has released its 13-track debut LP ‘Nothing Is One Thing,’ via Miserable Neighbor Records.

The solo project of Brooklyn-based musician Brian Pluta (live guitarist for Space Cadet), Left Circles is not content to stay confined to one style. The hook-heavy album (now available for pre-order) flies through several modes of rock, from‘90s lo-fi to Brit pop to ‘50s folk. It was mixed by Travis Harrison (Guided By Voices, Built to Spill) and features drums from Kellii Scott (Failure) and Harrison, as well as guest vocals from Matt Hock (Space Cadet, The Explosion). Brian also plays live guitar for Miserable Neighbor labelmates Space Cadet.


Speaking on the video, Pluta says, “I was running out of time, with no idea what video #2 would be. By the dumbest of luck, I stumbled upon this 1937 cartoon directed by Ub Iwerks, who also did “Steamboat Willie” and all those early Mickey Mouse cartoons. Those folks were masters of animation/music synchronicity having been the ones who invented it. So it’s no wonder I was able to edit it to work with my straightforward 4/4 song. But the sync with Kellii’s drum fills, with what the lyrics are saying…that’s 100% chance. It’s like they were meant to go together. Art director Jon Cochran brought the illusion home with those amazing title cards.”

-Official bio

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