Thrill Jockey announced announce it has welcomed two new acts to its roster. This May will see the release of the new album by Circuit des Yeux, the moniker of Chicagoan Haley Fohr, as well as the debut album by Portland via NYC psych trio Dommengang.
Circuit des Yeux’s Haley Fohr has received accolades for her impassioned performances and strikingly emotional songs, and has become a staple of the Chicago scene since since she moved here in 2012. Her 2013 self-released album Overdue received accolades from Pitchfork, KEXP, Rookie, Ad Hoc, and more. Circuit des Yeux has toured extensively and has shared stages with Xiu Xiu, Sir Richard Bishop, Bill Orcutt, Oneohtrix Point Never and more.
Dommengang is Adam Bulgasem, Brian Markham, and Sig Wilson, three musicians with roots in the Portland psych scene. They joined Emil Amos as the backing band for Holy Sons on his last US tour, and thoroughly blew everyone at Thrill Jockey away. The band brings together elements of psych, blues, and boogie that is sure to please fans of Pontiak and Arbouretum.
Here’s a quick taste of what they have in store: