Russian Circles return with epic new single Arluck

Russian Circles (Image credit: Sargent House)

Russian Circles have announced their return by releasing a new single.

It’s titled Arluck and it's the first taste of material from their new studio album Blood Year, which will launch on August 2 through Sargent House.

It’ll be the Chicago trio’s first record since 2016’s Guidance.

Mike Sullivan, Dave Turncrantz Brian Cook recorded Blood Year with Kurt Ballou and tracked the album at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio in Chicago.

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

“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 play at Chicago’s Division Fest on May 31 and head out on tour in support of Blood Year across North America throughout September, October and November.

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

Russian Circles: Blood Year
Russian Circles will release the follow-up to 2016 Guidance in August. The Chicago trio recorded Blood Year with Kurt Ballou and features the lead single Arluck.

Scott Munro
Louder e-commerce editor

Scott has spent 35 years in newspapers, magazines and online as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. Scott joined our news desk in the summer of 2014 before moving to the e-commerce team in 2020. Scott keeps Louder’s buyer’s guides up to date, writes about the best deals for music fans, keeps on top of the latest tech releases and reviews headphones, speakers, earplugs and more. Over the last 10 years, Scott has written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog. He's previously written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald newspapers, covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to tech reviews, video games, travel and whisky. Scott's favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Cocteau Twins, Drab Majesty, Marillion and Rush.