Odd Circus to release new EP “Arch Nova” on June 25th 2021

Odd Circus Arch Nova EP cover
Avant-rock trio Odd Circus will release their “Arch Nova” EP on June 25th, 2021. Compiled from free improvisations performed live from July 22nd to July 30th, 2020, “Arch Nova” follows the recent release of the band’s critically lauded “Mantha” EP and serves as the second installment of a planned EP series.

Odd Circus’ music explores the suspension of space and time navigating a boundary-less sonic landscape that embraces the unknown and welcomes the bizarre. The result is an experimental style of psychedelic art-rock that weaves its way into garage, fusion, krautrock, no wave, post-rock, noise, hard psych, and sci-fi prog.
“In these tracks we felt an element of danger and uneasiness, and that suspenseful vibe felt like it told a story,” notes the band of “Arch Nova”. “We imagine a post-apocalyptic world littered with man-eating mutants, as our main character navigates his way to humanity’s last refuge — "Arch Nova". Along the way, a relentless killer and former military commander chases him for sport. We don’t want to spoil the ending, so as to whether he makes it, you’ll just have to listen and decide for yourselves”.
In advance of the release of “Arch Nova”, Odd Circus today unveils a video for first single, “Maniac”. Watch the video below.
“"Maniac" presents the theme of our protagonist’s deranged pursuer. We see the war that destroyed civilization and drove the commander into madness. His troops slaughtered, he now roams the post-apocalyptic world seeking revenge on any unworthy survivors”.

“Arch Nova” was recorded by the band, mixed by Crews Carter and Odd Circus, and mastered by Joseph Carra at Crystal Mastering in Melbourne, Australia with cover art by Ahmad Lutfi a.k.a. Pert Doherty.
“Arch Nova” will be released digitally via the band’s own Good Idea Music. For preorders, click here.
1. Maniac
2. Wasteland
3. Hostiles
4. Arch Nova

After operating underground for several years, Odd Circus – saxophonist Graham Robertson, drummer Partin Whitaker, and bassist/sound engineer Crews Carter – debuted its first release “Lunatic Children” in 2019 and soon amassed a cult following on Instagram. The band re-entered the studio in July 2020 and kicked off the first of a series of releases from these sessions in April 2021 with “Mantha” - a bold six-track EP imagining aural visitations from supernatural creatures.
“Mantha”’s intrepid new sound received strong marks from critics. “It’s the kind of thing that fans of Zappa, Mike Patton, Cardiacs, The Residents, etc. are gonna eat up”, wrote BrooklynVegan, “and like all of those artists, Odd Circus really earn the right to be as weird as possible. It’s not that the music isn’t self-indulgent, it’s just that they make self-indulgence sound really fucking awesome”. The Prog Space similarly lauded the EP’s, “bizarre sound [that] takes you to a quick extraterrestrial adventure”, and awarded a rating of 9/10.