Circles Around The Sun Announce New Studio Album Featuring Final Neal Casal Recordings


Circles Around the Sun will release their third full-length studio album on March 13, 2020. The self-titled, seven-track LP marks the final studio recordings of the late Neal Casal.

The sessions for Circles Around The Sun took place at legendary recording engineer Jim Scott’s Southern California studio just a week before Casal took his own life. Neal left behind a note before his death urging the band to continue without him and to release the record. Keyboardist Adam MacDougall, bassist Dan Horne and drummer Mark Levy will indeed move forward with the project without naming a permanent guitarist. Instead, the trio will perform with a rotating cast of guitarists.

“We love this music. The three of us—Dan, Mark, and myself—we really love it and really don’t want to stop playing it,” said MacDougall. “I don’t want our decision to come off in any other way than based on the fact we really, really love this band so much. We would always sit around and talk about the dream: the feeling of what it was like to be a teenager and start your own band. It’s your band, with everyone pulling their own weight, doing their part. This band felt like being in high school again.”

Circles Around The Run will begin promotion of the album with the “12 Days Of Cats” series on their social media pages on Saturday, December 14. The first single from Circles Around The Sun will be released along with a video for the track on Christmas Day. In the meantime, watch a trailer for the album:


Circles Around The Sun Tracklist

  1. Babyman
  2. You Gotta Start Somewhere
  3. Leaving (Rogue Lemon)
  4. Detroit DOS
  5. Landline Memories
  6. Pete Jive
  7. Money’s No Option