Chicago trio Circles (featuring members of Ponys, France Has the Bomb, and Radar Eyes) released their debut EP over the summer called Are You Watching the Masters? Because the Masters Are Watching You. It features some of the jangliest indie pop I've heard in a long, long time, reminiscent of bands like Guided By Voices and Apples in Stereo. You get a great, upbeat mixture, followed by a wall of distortion and noise that is seemingly unexpected. Melissa Elias and R. Srini share lead vocal duties and complement each other quite well. "Curses" is without a doubt my favorite, nodding heavily to Regretfully Yours era Superdrag. If you long for fuzzed out indie pop, definitely check them out.
There's not much info
available online for Circles, but they do have a Bandcamp where you can
You Watching the Masters? Because the Masters Are Watching You.