Circuit des Yeux (aka Chicago's Haley Fohr) is set to release her fifth album, Overdue, on October 1. With the assistance of CAVE's Cooper Crain, Fohr built the temporary U.S.A. Studios in Little Village this winter for two-months of tracking. Despite the less-than-ideal locale with elevated trains roaring just a few dozen feet away, the pair set up shop to the best of their abilities and have laid down Fohr's most accessible material yet. That is not to say she's lost her experimental touch though, this set of tunes is just a bit more polished. The LP's lead single is "Lithonia," a song that originally appeared on January's CDY3 10", and they've reworked it for the forthcoming effort. The number received a soaring string arrangement in lieu of the original's lightly-strummed guitar. Fohr wails over the cinematic backdrop, "Doesn't it feel grand to have a second chance," almost like she might be celebrating having one. You can take a listen to "Lithonia" at the bottom of this post. Preorder a copy of Overdue via CDY's website.

Circuit des Yeux will also be touring throughout the U.S. this fall. Before exiting Chicago for some dates with Spires That in the Sunset Rise, Fohr will play the Empty Bottle on August 21 with wildly overlooked British psych-folk musician Nick Garrie, OWL, Ryley Walker, and Underground Symposium (tickets). She'll also play a record release show at Constellation on September 7 with a full ensemble (tickets). After the STITSR run, CDY will play a handful of shows with the incomparable Bill Callahan. That short trek includes yet another hometown show for Fohr, at Alhambra Place on October 14 (tickets).

All known Circuit des Yeux dates and a stream of "Lithonia" are below...

Circuit des Yeux - "Lithonia"

Circuit des Yeux -- 2013 Tour Dates
08/21 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
09/07 - Chicago, IL @ Constellation +
09/22 - Madison, WI @ Dragon Fly Lounge *
09/23 - Minneapolis, MI @ Cause *
09/24 - Iowa City, IA @ Trumpet Blossom *
09/25 - Omaha, NE @ Oleavers *
10/13 - Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center #
10/14 - Chicago, IL @ Alhambra Palace #
10/16 - St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House #
10/17 - Columbia, MO @ Mojos #
10/18 - Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom #
10/19 - Norman, OK @ The Opolis Norman #

+ w/ Ryley Walker (full band)
* w/ Spires That in the Sunset Rise
# w/ Bill Callahan

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