Flobots. Having trouble remembering who that is? Just search the word “Handlebars” and everything will come back. Now, the alternative rock group will be returning with a new album entitled, The Circle In The Square.
The follow-up to 2010’s Survival Story, The Circle In The Square serves as the group’s most focused album yet. “Both musically and thematically, this album has more of just everything,” said vocalist Jonny 5. Self-written, recorded and produced, The Circle In The Square will continue to push the group’s goal of speaking for positive social change. Just listen to the album’s title song, and you’ll understand. “The idea for this song came while we were returning from a trip to the Middle East just as the Arab Spring was kicking off,” said co-vocalist Brer Rabbit. “So often, freedom can be found only outside the confines of definitions.”
The album will be released on August 28 via Shanachie Records. The band is currently planning a mini-tour prior to the album’s release and a full national tour in the fall.