About

Circus in the Sea is a collective of Chicago artists, musicians, and experimentalists — reviving analog and transforming the digital wasteland.


The circus released its first extended play, “Incognito,” in 2015, produced by Alex Stockdale. Tia Kristia, Axel “The Creature” Schulze, and Charlie Verbeiren joined the project in 2016, incorporating vocals, guitars, analog drum machines, synthesizers, as well as a live set.

“Holly the Spectre,” both a story concept and full-length album, began initial development and recording in 2017 and was released in fall 2018. The album was tracked and mixed by Brian Fox at Altered States in Chicago, Illinois and analog mastered by Mark Bihler at Calyx Mastering in Berlin, Germany, with guest vocals by Teza Belmond, and album artwork by Amy Casey.

Circus in the Sea has shared the stage with acts including AUDIODREAM, Canter, The Vanish., Werewolves at Hour 30, Aviatrix on Fire, Blacker Face, FEE LION, Glad Rags, Lovely Little Girls, Shy Technology, Victories, and many more.

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