Circuit des Yeux goes on a Fool’s Errand, draws giant eye circles over North America and Europe this summer

Circuit des Yeux goes on a Fool's Errand, draws giant eye circles over North America and Europe this summer

In Circuit des Yeux, everything is about seeing… things. Yes, things. The types of things you would go around in a loop for. It’s all in the name: Circuit des Yeux is French for “Loop of Eyes.” Then again, it could be referencing some delicacy involving frog eyes for all we know. But in all seriousness, Circuit des Yeux (a.k.a. Haley Fohr) has made a number of soundscapes now that are different from our standards, putting out an album last year that was worth our time and attention, and is pretty dang cool.

Now she’s showing peeps that even psychedelic rock can be a source of mixtapes, dropping the Fool’s Errand mixtape on SoundCloud today. Haley leaves us a vague description about the mixtape, saying the songs on Fool’s Errand “influenced her at various points in her life.” True to the mixtape spirit, the tracklisting is written on a notepad.

To celebrate such a mixtape, Circuit des Yeux is going on a tour — a big one at that. Starting tonight in Iowa City as part of the Mission Creek Festival (with Earth), Ms. Fohr is going around North America and Europe as part of the annual “summer tour” ritual. Backing her up are buddies John Dawson of Thee Open Sex and Cooper Crain of Bitchin’ Bajas, both of whom were involved in the creation of Overdue last year. Their intentions are to not only fill out the space with Fohr’s works of recent years, but also to create a chain of eyes that stretches across each continent, even if it doesn’t end up as a complete loop. If you have some eyes to donate, please bring them in a bag to your local show, and don’t bother to explain how you got them.

Some day, you will find her:

04.02.14 - Iowa City, IA - Gabe’s Oasis (Mission Creek Festival) *
04.25.14 - Bloomington, IN - The Bishop
04.28.14 - Chicago, IL - The Hideout
04.29.14 - St. Louis, MO - Apop Records
04.30.14 - Columbia, MO - Cafe Berlin
05.01.14 - Dallas, TX - Three Links **
05.03.14 - Austin, TX - Austin Psych Fest
05.10.14 - Utrecht, Netherlands - Rumor Festival
05.12.14 - Dublin, Ireland - Whelans Upstars
05.13.14 - Cork, Ireland - Gulpd Cafe
05.14.14 - London, England - Cafe Oto
05.16.14 - Guimarães, Portugal - CCVF
05.17.14 - Lisboa, Portugal - ZBD ***
05.19.14 - Paris, France - Espace B ****
05.22.14 - Berlin, Germany - Berghain
05.24.14 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Jazz House *****
05.25.14 - Krakow, Poland - Green Zoo Festival
05.27.14 - Hamburg, Germany - Kampnagel *****
06.13.14 - Columbus, OH - Double Happiness
06.14.14 - Brooklyn, NY - Issue Project Room
06.15.14 - Portland, ME - Space Gallery
06.16.14 - Boston, MA - TBD
06.17.14 - Montreal, QC - Casa Del Popolo (Suoni Fest)
06.18.14 - Toronto, ON - NXNE
06.19.14 - Detroit, MI - MOCAD

* Earth
** Steve Gunn
*** Sir Richard Bishop
**** Dean Wareham
***** Xiu Xiu

• Circuit des Yeux: http://www.circuitdesyeux.net
• Ba Da Bing: http://www.badabingrecords.com

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