Today, avant/jazz-infused instrumental unit, ODD CIRCUS, is pleased to release a special cover of “Siriustar,” by San Francisco indie rock group, Deerhoof. The single follows the band’s DEUS offering, the closing chapter of a trio of EPs released independently last month via the band’s own Good Idea Music.
Performed live in-studio, ODD CIRCUS’ rendition of “Siriustar” was recorded by the band, mixed by Crews Carter and ODD CIRCUS, and mastered by Joseph Carra at Crystal Mastering (Melbourne, Australia).
“Siriustar” comes off Deerhoof’s 2005-released The Runners Four full-length. Comments drummer Partin Whitaker, “Rarely does a band come along so awash in electrical whimsy and propulsive, often chaotic joy as Deerhoof. We at ODD CIRCUS have done our level best to absorb and redistribute those vibes on our cover of their rocket-seesaw of a song, ‘Siriustar.'”
Adds saxophonist Graham Robertson, “Greg Saunier’s relentless commitment to style brings me so much joy and inspiration. It thrilled me to no end to hear our drummer Partin in the Saunier seat and playing Satomi Matsuzaki’s playful melodies against that drum energy, it makes you realize why Deerhoof is such a brilliant band.”
Watch ODD CIRCUS’ video for their rendition of “Siriustar,” courtesy of New Noise Magazine, HERE.
Purchase the track via the ODD CIRCUS’ Bandcamp page HERE.
Composed of Robertson, Whitaker, and bassist Crews Carter, ODD CIRCUS debuted its first release Lunatic Children in 2019 and soon amassed a cult following. 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 — followed in June by Arch Nova — a post-apocalyptic-themed release mixing heavy improvisation with more expansive psychedelia. August 2022 saw the release of DEUS, rounding out the EP trilogy with a demented sonic plunge into sociopathic vices. Commented the band, “Each track captures a character consumed and driven to ruin by their sociopathic vice. We imagine the album as creating a kind of spiritual prison for these lost souls, as they are now forced to reckon with their toxic behavior.” Together, the EPs attempt to blaze an original path in the world of improvised music.
ODD CIRCUS explores the suspension of space and time. Forged in improvisation, the band’s music navigates boundary-less sonic terrain that embraces the unknown and welcomes the unique and peculiar. The result is an experimental style of psychedelic art-rock that careens its way into garage, fusion, krautrock, no wave, post-rock, noise, hard psych, and sci-fi prog.
“…a swirling and disorienting hybrid of jazz and noise rock, prog, and psychedelia, driven by fierce rhythms, pummeling basslines, and hypnotic saxophone leads… There’s a cinematic quality to the group’s melodic approach — and melody is a major part of their sound, even if it is primarily improvised — which they juxtapose in compelling ways against their more unpredictable and cacophonous elements.” – Treble
“It’s the kind of thing that fans of Zappa, Mike Patton, Cardiacs, The Residents, etc. are gonna eat up 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.” – BrooklynVegan
“…a bizarre sound that takes you to a quick extraterrestrial adventure.” – ProgSpace
“… absolutely delightful. From piece to piece, bouts of metallic jazz insanity, modulated noises, and wacky synths groove around syncopated drum patterns. They paint a paranoid vision of a part supernatural, part palpable post-apocalyptic world. The most delicious nightmare ever.” – PopMatters
“ODD CIRCUS is building something unique, that scintillates with creativity and intrigue.” – Distorted Sound
“…proggy as all hell and bursting at the seams with interesting effects…” – Metal Epidemic
“Progressive jazz-rock built upon the philosophy of improvisation ought to be a recipe for self-indulgence, but ODD CIRCUS show how you can tilt towards the experimental without losing your purpose.” – Scream Blast Repeat
“Once again we are treated to some fantastic improv work. Through Deus the band moves down dark corridors of King Crimson-like prog, dissonant jazz, and avant-garde, making it all seem effortless as they do so. Fans of the band’s previous work, or improvised prog/jazz in general, will love this one as much as the previous two.” – Heavy Music HQ