Rock highlight: A Perfect Circle

BY JOSEPHINA GARZA

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR 

Photo Courtesy of A Perfect Circle.

When you think of the Coachella Music and Arts Festival, you think of either R&B singers or rap artists. A few people have started to chalk Coachella up to being a festival along the lines of Insomnia’s events, Beyond Wonderland and Escape from Wonderland to name a few. When it had first started in 2009 it was chalked full of rock bands. Now very few rock bands litter the line up but if you look hard enough you can find a few gems.

On April 15 and 22 between the electronic music and rap, you can find a band called A Perfect Circle.

Formed by guitarist Billy Howerdel and Tool vocalist Maynard James Keenan (Tool played Coachella 2009 and 2006). A Perfect Circle over the years has managed to meld all forms of rock together. The band shies away from the darkness of most rock bands and focuses more on the melodic nature of music. Pushing for a more theatrical showcase of there songs while relying on strings and unusual instruments, A Perfect Circle stands out from the usual rock band mold.

A Perfect Circle had been quiet for a time, after releasing a compilation album, prior commitments and band dynamic’s causing them to take a short hiatus. In the middle of 2016 they announced that they would be coming back together to release a new album, Eat the Elephant, slated for April 20, 2018. This will be their first album in 13 years. Listening to the tracks like “The Doomed” or “TalkTalk”, one can say that this new album shows that A Perfect Circle has grown up, this record will be on par to show that this band is back and ready for action.

The band uses touring to redefine there albums and gage reaction as to what is working and what is not. Live performances of new material is one motivation the band uses to finish there album recordings.

The band will start touring April 14 in Arizona and continue into June ending in Germany.

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