Circuit des Yeux

Circuit des Yeux - credit: Photo by Michael Vallera

Photo by Michael Vallera

Circuit des Yeux

Reaching for Indigo

A moment that fell down in the life of Haley Fohr on January 22, 2016 — now in album form! Redefining and realizing the goals that were set to allow…


Title Format Cat # Date
Reaching for Indigo LP/Cass/CD/MP3/FLAC DC691 2017
In Plain Speech LP/CD/Cass Thrill Jockey 2015
CDY3 10" EP Magnetic South 2013
Overdue LP/Cass/CD self-released 2013
Portrait LP De Stijl 2011
Ode to Fidelity 7" De Stijl 2010
Sirenum LP De Stijl 2009
Symphone 12"EP De Stijl 2008


Vocalist, composer, and producer Haley Fohr has been Circuit des Yeux since she was eighteen years old. Born in the year of the Dragon in Indiana's own "Star City" — that's Lafayette, IN — she released records regularly over the past decades; four full-length albums, along with several mini-albums and singles. Meanwhile, she has played shows everywhere, touring all the time. She has been based in Chicago since 2012.

All this was endeavored to be done out of necessity, in order for Haley to be Circuit des Yeux and for Circuit des Yeux to be Haley.

The records and shows have been done in primarily DIY fashion, as a means of navigating the world, genuflecting with Sagittarian energy. Circuit des Yeux reflects from a singular angle, looking deeply, at times unblinkingly, at connections and collisions of the cerebral and the physical, with a sense of colloquial grit and an equally opaque transcendent spirit in her words and her music.

Circuit des Yeux is an ardent collaborator, numbering Glenn Branca, Lee Ranaldo, Bill Orcutt, Bitchin Bajas & Bonny 'Prince' Billy and Olivia Block among her fellow performers.

Circuit des Yeux has received enervated and affirmative commentary from The Quietus, NPR, New York Times, Chicago Reader, Brooklyn Rail, Pitchfork and The Wire, among many others. They have all made interesting speculations on her brand of entertainment. All we can tell you in addition is that she has a four-octave range — at least on days when it isn't raining.

The fifth Circuit des Yeux album, Reaching for Indigo is co-produced by Haley Fohr and Cooper Crain.