Circus Devils

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Circus Devils
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left to right: Tim Tobias, Robert Pollard, Todd Tobias
Background information
Origin Ohio, USA
Genres alternative rock
experimental rock
psychedelic rock
Indie rock
art rock
Years active 2001–present
Labels Happy Jack Rock Records
Ipecac Recordings
Rockathon Records
Associated acts Robert Pollard
Psycho and the Birds
Clouds Forming Crowns
Website www.circusdevils.net
Members Robert Pollard
Todd Tobias
Tim Tobias

Circus Devils is an American experimental rock band founded in 2001 by Robert Pollard, best known as the lead singer and songwriter of the Dayton, Ohio, band Guided by Voices. The band consists of Pollard (vocals and lyrics), Todd Tobias (music and production), and Tim Tobias (music).

Circus Devils employs a wide spectrum of musical styles ranging from acid rock to ambient soundscapes.

History[edit]

Circus Devils was originally conceived in 2001 as a side project to Robert Pollard's main work with Guided by Voices. Beginning with the release of their first album, Ringworm Interiors, Circus Devils dismissed the styles of Pollard's other musical endeavors for a more experimental approach, taking an ominous and nightmarish tone, exploring the themes of good and evil.[1] According to the group's whimsical website bio, Circus Devils formed because a dog-faced man approached each member on separate occasions to deliver the message, "Circus Devils is Real." .[2] Like this story, their lyrics are often unsettling fictional tales of horror delivered within deconstructed rock operas.[3] Each Circus Devils album is distinguished by a theme, concept, or production style which sets it apart from the band's other albums.

In 2007, the band's 5th album Sgt. Disco was released on Mike Patton's Ipecac Recordings record label.[4]

Discography [5][edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Lymangrover, Jason (2007). "Circus Devils – Biography". Allmusic. 
  2. ^ "Circus Devils Biography". Billboard.com. 
  3. ^ Allmusic.com
  4. ^ Ipecac Recordings
  5. ^ "Circus Devils albums". Billboard.com. 

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