New York-based group Circus Mind has released “Joy Machine”, the title track to the group’s forthcoming third LP. The new single, which features some fiery fretwork by guest guitarist Scott Metzger (JRAD, Circles Around The Sun), arrives with a kaleidoscopic new music video, out today exclusively via Live For Live Music.

Circus Mind—comprised of keyboardist/ringleader Mark Rechler, bassist Chris Crosby,  will celebrate its 20th anniversary with the release of new album Joy Machine on May 21st. The new LP will have a similar feel to lead single “Are You Ready?“—a perfect synthesis of retro ’70s funk, New Orleans swamp rock, and Beatles-esque pop—and will feature guest appearances by  Brandon “Taz” NiederauerIvan NevilleWalter “Wolfman” WashingtonMarc Ribot, and more.

Circus Mind – Joy Machine – Single Art

The production of Joy Machine began in August of 2019, but it was the COVID-19 pandemic that really set the stage for the record. While some bands took to the internet airwaves to stream performances, Rechler locked down in the studio. “Suddenly we had a ton of time on our hands and we knew we wanted to come out of this with a full album,” says Mark. “I was a man possessed and started writing like a madman!”

The band started working remotely but quickly masked up and got down to business. “In a weird way, the pandemic also opened doors for us to find such amazing guests who were not out on tour and were looking to keep busy.”

Below, check out the psychedelic video for the upbeat title track to Circus Mind’s Joy Machine featuring Scott Metzger, directed by George Panagakos of 525 Media. To pre-order Joy Machine by Circus Mind on the platform of your choice ahead of its May 21st release, click here.

Circus Mind ft. Scott Metzger – “Joy Machine” (Official Video)

[Video: Circus Mind OFFICIAL CHANNEL]

To celebrate the release of Joy Machine, Circus Mind will head to New Orleans, LA’s NOLA Brewery for an album release party featuring special guests like Big Sam. For more information, head here.


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