WHEN MACHINES ATTACK (2013)
Circus Devils brings you 19 sonic postcards from a probable future forecasting civilization's approaching doom and opportunities to cash in. Great listening for late night car trips, driving alone of course. Keep watching the skies!
MY MIND HAS SEEN THE WHITE TRICK (2013)
Circus Devils stretch their musical muscles on this collection of subtly weird, thematically unrelated pieces, at times venturing into jazzier territory.
I RAZOR (2012)
Music from the experimental feature film includes instrumental pieces by Todd Tobias and songs from Circus Devils. 68 minutes of music on 36 tracks. A cinematic journey for the ears.
Available in CD /DVD / download from HIDDEN SHOAL RECORDINGS
Circus Devils hits the high seas. Once again the band transcends musical genres with a strangely coherent blend of soft rock, aggresive stompers, creepy soundscapes and a radio-friendly pop song (Cyclopean Runways). CAPSIZED! is a movie for the ears, taking the listener on a dark adventure with strange cargo, sirens, shipboard ghosts and bad soup.
MOTHER SKINNY (2010)
Circus Devils is back in form with MOTHER SKINNY following their all-acoustic 2009 release GRINGO. This time the devils run the gamut from ham-fisted, hard rock thumpers to freak-pop to pretty, ethereal numbers, all weaved together in a seamless song-collage. As always, the band is steadfast in their unpredictability. The material on Mother Skinny might be described as art rock made by cave men.
Circus Devils goes acoustic! With a 1970's Morricone-esque, Southwestern flavor, Gringo is a song-cycle with moods ranging from jubilant to melancholy to mean, all wrapped in the trademark Circus Devils palette of exotic sounds.
H.P. Lovecraft meets Devo on ATAXIA, Circus Devils' collection of moonshine revelries and musical trips by torchlight into the mist-shrouded fields and forests of Ohio (aka: land of mystery). Robert Pollard and the Tobias brothers treat us to an intoxicating blend of jagged, insistent rock and uneasy lullabies.
SGT. DISCO (2007)
The double album released on Mike Patton's Ipecac label, this is Circus Devils' apotheosis. Shanties, throbbing gristle-esque loops and noises, stoner jams and mini-pop-operas all piled like vignettes and miniatures, creating an alternate music universe in which every song is a hit.
Perhaps the least accessible C.D. album of all. Like a deformed brother kept hidden away in the cellar, you may have difficulty tracking down this one. For the curious, there is beauty to be found along with the shocking.
PINBALL MARS (2004)
A garage rock opera, including the laboratory built off the garage where substances are brewed. Join Pinball, Flush, Z and Eel on the streets of your town as they take a strange journey. See you inside.
RINGWORM INTERIORS (2001)
The circus devils debut album is also their most dangerous. Not fit for the squeamish or anyone else who likes their songs to go down easy.
ALBUMS listed below by year. Collect all 14! Click on album covers below to see in iTunes
Click on song titles in red text to listen
1 Beyond The Sky 1:10
2 You're Not A Police Car 1:57
3. Bad Earthman
4. idiot Tree 1:45
5 Arrival At Low Volume Submarine 2:20
6 Craftwork Man 2:27
7 Blood Dummies 1:44
8 When Machines Attack 1:55
9 Wizard Hat Lost In The Stars 1:48
10 JOHNNY DART
11 WE'RE GOING INSIDE THE HEAD (OF A WINNER)
12 Brain Of The Iron Fist 1:44
13 Let Us Walk With Monsters 2:47
14 The Horrified Flower 2:21
15 Doberman Wasps 1:54
16 The Lamb Gets Even 1:28
17 Centerverse 2:38
18 We Shall Soon Discover 2:38
19 Beyond The Sky (Part 2) 1:3
1. Devilspeak 2. Feel Try Fury 3. Buffalo Spiders 4. World 3 5. Blanks 6. North Morning Silver Trip 7. Ringworm Interiors 8. Spectacle 9. You First 10. Knife Song 11. Kingdom Of Teeth 12. Oil Birds 13. Lizard Food 14. Not So Fast 15. Apparent The Red Angus 16. Playhouse Hostage
17. Straps Hold Up The Jaw 18. Correcto 19. STAR PEPPERED WHEAT GERM 20. Silver Eyeballs 21. Decathalon 22. Peace Needle 23. Drill Sgt. Soul 24. Protect Thy Interests 25. Let's Go Back To Bed 26. Sterility Megaplant 27. New You (You Can See And Believe) 28. Circus Devils Theme
1. Alaska To Burning Men 2. Saved Herself, Shaved Herself 3. Soldiers Of June 4. I Guess I Needed That 5. Festival Of Death 6. Dirty World News 7. May We See The Hostage? 8. Do You Feel Legal? 9. A BIRDCAGE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 10. Injured? 11. Foxhead Delivery
12. Last Punk Standing 13. BULL SPEARS 14. Discussions In The Cave 15. Recirculating Hearse 16. Pigs Can't Hide (On Their Night Off) 17. Exoskeleton Motorcade 18. Real Trip No. 3 19. Vegas 20. The Pilot's Crucifixion/Indian Oil 21. Tulip Review 22. The Harold Pig Memorial
1. Are You Out With Me? 2. Gargoyle City 3. Pinball Mars 4. SICK COLOR 5. Don't Be Late 6. Inkster And The King 7. A Puritan For Storage 8. Alien 9. Plasma 10. Dragging The Medicine 11. Bow Before Your Champion 12. Glass Boots 13. (No) Hell For Humor 14. Raw Reaction: A. Nutrition Is Vital; B. Strange Journey (See You Inside); C. Inside; D. Come Out Swinging
1. The Bending Sea 2. Look Between What's Goin' On 3. Just Touch Them 4. ARTHEROID VOGUE 5. DOG LICKING BABY 6. Thelonius Has Eaten All The Paper 7. Strain 8. Animal Motel 9. Future For Germs 10. Effective News 11. No Wonder They Don't Stand Tall 12. We Taught Them Rock And Roll 13. Eyes Reload 14. Her Noise
15. "In The Mood" 16. Tell 'Em The Old Man Is Coming Down 17. DOLPHINS OF COLOR 18. Dreaming The Temple 19. The Word Business 20. Headhunter Who Blocks The Sky 21. People Thing 22. You Take The Lead 23. The Other Heart
1. Zig Zag 2. In Madonna's Gazebo 3. George Took A Shovel 4. PATTERN GIRL 5. Nicky Highpockets 6. Love Hate Relationship With The Human Race 7. BRICK SOUL MASCOTS PART 1 8. Break My Leg 9. Outlasting Girafalo 10. The Assassin's Ballroom (Get Your Ass In) 11. The Winner's Circle 12. The Constable's Headscape 13. In Your Office 14. New Boy 15. Puke It Up 16. Swing Shift 17. Happy Zones
18. The Pit Fighter 19. BOGUS REACTIONS 20. Hot Lettuce 21. Safer Than Hooking 22. Dead Duck Dinosaur 23. Do This 24. Brick Soul Mascots (Part 2) 25. Caravan 26. Lance The Boiling Son 27. WAR HORSIES 28. French Horn Litigation 29. The Baby That Never Smiled 30. Man Of Spare Parts 31. Rose In Paradise 32. Summer Is Set
1. Sub Rat 2. Lurking 3. WOLF MAN CHORDS 4. Hard Art (Hard All Day) 5. Get On It 6. His Troops Are Loyal 7. Kingdoms Of Korea 8. BAM BAM BAM 9. Germ Circus 10. 8 Legs To Love You
11. 17 Days On The Pole 12. Freezer Burn 13. We Don't Need To Know Who You Are 14. A Living Necklace Of Warts 15. The New Nostalgia 16. The Cave Of Disappearing Men 17. Mother Skinny 18. ALL THE GOOD ONES ARE GONE 19. Pledge 20. SHUT UP
1. To England The Tigers 2. Capsized! 3. CYCLOPEAN RUNWAYS 4. Legendary Breakfast Code 5. Nully Skully 6. Aerial Poop Show 7. HANGERMAN SUITS 8. Leave The Knife Curtis 9. Vampire Playing A Red Piano
10. Double Vission 11. What Wallace? 12. Plate Of Scales 13. Siren 14. Henry Loop 15. Stiffs On Parade 16. The Matter Of Being Good 17. GABLE'S EAR WAX 18. End Of The Swell 19. Safe On A Vegetable
1. Stop Floating 2. IT FLOORS THE JANE 3. Bird Zone 4. Deliver Ice Cream (You Must) 5. Mine 6. Great Orphan 7. Android Dust 8. We'd Be Alright
9. Subway To Human Nature 10. Locomotion Blue Note 11. It Is Not Necessary 12. Eddie's Derangement 13. Strained Ligature 14. Peculiar Smells 15. Skyclops 16. Lice 17. Wizard
Circus Devils takes a break from brash psychedelic rock to gear down with a collection of acoustic ballads; friendly, lo-fi pop; and murky, otherworldly mood pieces, creating what might be described as a broadcast from a parallel world where the year is 1964 and 2077 at the same time. For best results, listen late at night with headphones in a dark room.
1. THIN ESCAPE 2. The Big Strong Sea 3. EYE MASK OF LEAVES 4. To Be So Welcome 5. ANIMALS ARE ALARM CLOCKS 6. Demons of the Purple Subway (inst) 7. Hacking at a Hedge 8. THEY'RE NOT REAL HONEY 9. The Gravity Test 10. Play Alice (inst) 11. Bouncing of the Dolls 12. THE NIGHT OF ANYTHING 13. Bouncing of the Heads 14. Draw a Flag (inst) 15. Eat at Eat 16. I am Looking 17. The Result of a Smiling Man 18. Diamond Boys 19. Escape (inst)
The unreleased fourth Circus Devils record (2004)
No information is available for this album. Some say it was never recorded. Others claim it was shelved because it was just a shitty album.
A rock and roll sock in the jaw, STOMPING GROUNDS blasts off with the vocal bravado of Robert Pollard at full tilt. The album?s flipside detours into more psychedelic territory, offering a mixture of weird and pretty vignettes. Themes include the stomping grounds of Robert Pollard's boyhood, the wasteland of regimented work-ruled living, sexually active geezers, lost girls and sick doctors. The album closes with the standout track "Sunflower Wildman (Remember Him?,? an anthemic prog-rock story song about a shut-in with dementia who chases boys away from his sunflower-choked yard.
GIRL IN SPACE b/w SUNFLOWER WILDMAN (REMEMBER HIM?)
Circus Devils' very first 7-inch single, on transparent yellow vinyl.
ATTENTION! AVISO! ACHTUNG!
Circus Devils takes a breathless romp through multiple styles, creating an enjoyable listen from front to back. Filled with high humor and low drama, Laughs Last marks a bold exclamation point at the end of Circus Devils' 16-year run. Godspeed you devils!
1) Get Out of My Way When I'm In Town 2) Philosophy Bag 3) ZX35 Pow 4) TEENAGE ROOSTER 5) Alice Cooper Alarm Clock 6) End of the World Ice Cream 7) DO THE NIXON 8) SMOKE MACHINE 9) Time Trapper 10) Crucified By The British Press 11) Mr. Detail's Explanation 12) Farm Action 13) Into Gear 14) Cockroach Whiskey 15) TO EACH HIS ZONE ( SUNSHINE BABY BUTT) 16) Aerial Photograps From Alcatraz 17) Asteroid
LAUGHS BEST (The Kids Eat It Up)
A 30 track retrospective spanning all 14 albums. The perfect gateway to the world of Circus Devils. It's not too late to turn on friends and family to a mind-bending rock and roll adventure. A 32-track music video DVD included!
THE HAROLD PIG MEMORIAL (2002)
A concept album that chronicles the life of biker Harold Pig, as he is remembered by friends at his wake. Melodic, soulful, eerie, intense and gentle in turns.