Another band to emerge out of Oakland’s fecund music scene is a trio called Flying Circles, who released their debut LP via Antiquated Future Records last month. Their single “Dayglo Queen” immediately stood out to us for its angular guitars, skittering synths and cool, compelling vocals from Colleen Johnson. The mezzo-soprano employs a minor-key vocal line on the track, which blends nicely with the the track’s retro rhythm section, distorted textures and prismatic soundscape. No doubt their sound is influenced by the rich, esoteric-folk musical trend that’s been blooming out of that particular region of the Bay Area (think Waterstrider and Bells Atlas). We’re into it.
The album, Of Loving Grace is available for purchase on Bandcamp.