Beat Circus has just released a new record These Wicked Things, their first in 10 years, on the Innova label. The record is the final chapter in the band’s Weird American Gothic trilogy, starting with Dreamland in 2008 and continuing with Boy From Black Mountain in 2009. You can purchase the album on Bandcamp in digital, CD, and 180g vinyl formats.

Here’s what the press is saying…

"A masterpiece of atmosphere, evoking dark, strange corners of the American experience." -- Mark Sullivan, 4.5/5 stars in All About Jazz

"Beat Circus is a bona fide Boston music part edgy, eclectic art ensemble, one part twangy, moody roots-rock outfit, combined in an instantly appealing mix." -- Steve Smith, National Sawdust

"Impressively put together as a holistic work, with lots of production-based ear candy...a thoroughly enjoyable and rich album." -- Andrew Marrocco, Spill Magazine 8/10 stars

"Full of surreal audio landscapes put together in strange and often unsettling ways" - John Schaefer, WNYC New Sounds

"An excellent album, buzzing with ideas and unrelentingly following its dark muse" -- Jonathan Aird, Americana UK, 8/10 stars

"A sound scavenged from a virtual musical bazaar — from noir jazz and dark cowboy soundtracks to steampunk chamber music and gringo mariachi, with stark, black-and-white illustrations from graphic novelist Danijel Zezelj" -- James Sullivan, Boston Globe

"Spoken-word tales and musical narratives of death, darkness and dashed dreams..." Darryl Sterdan of Tinnitist

"With an excellent choice of collaborators (guitarist Andrew Sternparticularly shines), Giant Sand, Calexico and Neko Case producer Craig Schumacher, the biggest chunk of the parts go to Carpenter himself, with deadpan vocals and all of the instrumental embellishments he put in himself." -- Ljubinko Zivkovic, Soundblab, 8/10 stars