On October 29, Russian Circles will release their fifth album, Memorial. The Chicago trio have been working on the album since May of 2013, and from the sound of “Deficit,” they’ve created an album that will fit in right alongside the rest of their material. Splitting the difference between the aggression of Isis and the instrumental post-rock of Mogwai and Godspeed you Black Emporer, the song evolves as it goes on. Starting out a slow and heavy dirge, it picks up speed about 2 1/2 minutes, then gets progressively heavier before settling into a groove that it maintains for the remainder of the song. Hopefully by the time you make it to this sentence, you’re listening to it and deciding for yourself, but we’re pretty sure you’ll find it awesome. We do.
Memorial will be released on October 29 on Sargent House.