This is something different – Beat Circus will be releasing ‘These Wicked Things‘, the third in the band’s Weird American Gothic trilogy, on March 22nd. The album is an immersive experience, it’s a story told like a movie with spoken word, song and atmospheric instrumental tracks like ‘All the Pretty Horses‘. The music covers a lot of bases – from experimental orchestral music to cowpunk taking in mariachi and Mexican folk as well as jazz influences. And a lot more.
Brian Carpenter formed Beat Circus in 2002 shortly after his arrival in Boston and since then, he’s been the ensemble’s guiding light and sole constant member. He has recorded or performed with Swans, Kronos Quartet, Colin Stetson, Marc Ribot, and Roswell Rudd, and collaborated with producers Martin Bisi (Dreamland, 2008), Sean Slade and Bryce Goggin (Boy From Black Mountain, 2009).