Listen to Russian Circles' menacing new track Kohokia

Russian Circles (Image credit: Sargent House)

Chicago trio Russian Circles (opens in new tab) have released a stream of their new single Kohokia.

It’s the latest material taken from the band’s upcoming studio album Blood Year, which will launch on August 2 through Sargent House. 

Mike Sullivan, Dave Turncrantz and Brian Cook shared Arluck (opens in new tab) from the follow-up to 2016’s Guidance back in May.

“Sullivan, Turncrantz, and Cook made a conscious effort to approach the songs on Blood Year with the same organic feel of a live show,” reads a statement.

“In an age where rock records are often built on a computerised grid, Russian Circles chose to track the foundations of the songs together in one room as complete takes without click tracks. 

“The human pulse and unmetered energy is woven throughout Blood Year, a presence that can be felt with each bone-rattling minute.”

Russian Circles will head out on tour across North America throughout September, October and November with Facs and Windhand.

(Image credit: Sargent House)

Russian Circles: Blood Year
1. Hunter Moon
2. Arluck
3. Milano
4. Kohokia
5. Ghost On Hight
6. Sinaia
7. Quartered

Russian Circles: Blood Year (opens in new tab)

Russian Circles: Blood Year (opens in new tab)
Russian Circles will release the follow-up to 2016 Guidance in August. The Chicago trio recorded Blood Year with Kurt Ballou and it features the singles Arluck and Kohokia.

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