Though the prevalence of large pop-rock ensemble groups isn’t exactly what it was in the early mid-aughts, the undeniable energy of seeing a stage-filling act is still going strong in the new ’20s.
Case in point: Austin’s The Human Circuit, whose upbeat orchestral arrangements and dance-inducing grooves have already earned the outfit opening spots for The Zombies in addition to their own Mayor Adler-proclaimed day in early August. THC’s got an ongoing case of tour fever after spending a good portion of 2018 on the road, and they’re hoping to cover some more of the country following the release of their upcoming EP Tar Nation.
The Human Circuit enlisted Yeah Yeah Yeahs & Of Montreal engineer Charles Godfrey as well as Alex Saltz, who’s mastered the likes of Vampire Weekend, David Bowie, R.E.M., and Tom Petty, to round out the five new songs on Tar Nation, so you know it’s gonna sound great. The Human Circuit plays tonight at the Mohawk for the Mosaic Sound Collective Pop-Up, where they’ll undoubtedly help push you through the rest of that work week sludge. Fingers crossed that they perform this brand new one to keep us warm out in the cold: “Right Now”!