Monday, 27 April 2015

Circa Survive


Circa Survive are a five-piece post-hardcore/alternative rock band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that formed in 2004. They came together after their members had been active in bands such as Saosin and This Day Forward. They've garnered a massive fan base during their time as a band, and currently have released five full-lengths album. They've got a crazy tour schedule, and have played with a a ton of notable bands, including Thrice, Coheed And Cambria, My Chemical Romance, Balance And Composure, Architects, Saves The Day, Fear Before, Minus The Bear, The Dear Hunter, and even Linkin Park.

As far as Circa Survive's sound goes, they are very hard to pin down. They've got some great, complex drum patterns, as well as some very meandering dual guitar work, that seems to both work with and against each other. They can be very melodic at times, but also noisy and in odd keys. Perhaps the most distinct part of their sound is Anthony Green's vocals, which not only have a very impressive range, but an incredibly unique tone. Circa Survive certainly have "experimental" and "progressive" qualities to them, but also include some very structured, composed material, making their songs not only intriguing, but catchy and memorable. This band is quite well-known, and in high demand based on the requests they get. Their first two albums are phenomenal, but everything after that is also incredible, and their latest album, Descensus, shows that they've got a lot left in them, and aren't letting up or settling down anytime soon. I have to give a major thank you to Jacob Shumaker for a lot of the material below, and I hope you all enjoy.

1. Act Appalled
2. The Great Golden Baby
3. Suspending Disbelief
4. Handshakes At Sunrise (Demo)

1. Holding Someone's Hair Back
2. Act Appalled
3. Wish Resign
4. The Glorious Nosebleed
5. In Fear And Faith
6. The Great Golden Baby
7. Stop The Fuckin' Car
8. We're All Thieves
9. Oh, Hello
10. Always Getting What You Want
11. Meet Me In Montauk

1. Living Together
2. In The Morning And Amazing
3. The Greatest Lie
4. The Difference Between Medicine And Poison Is In The Dose
5. Mandala
6. Travel Hymn
7. Semi Constructive Criticism
8. Kicking Your Crosses Down
9. On Letting Go
10. Carry Us Away
11. Close Your Eyes To See
12. Your Friends Are Gone

The Most Dangerous Criminals
1,000 Witnesses

1. Strange Terrain
2. Get Out
3. Glass Arrows
4. I Felt Free
5. Imaginary Enemy
6. Through The Desert Alone
7. Frozen Creek
8. Fever Dreams
9. Spirit Of The Stairwell
10. The Longest Mile
11. Compendium
12. Dyed In The Wool

1. Glass Arrows
2. Get Out
3. I Felt Free
4. Imaginary Enemy
5. Through the Desert Alone
6. Scentless Apprentice (Nirvana cover)

1. Sleep Underground (Demo)
2. Stare Like You'll Stay
3. Everyday
4. Backmask
5. Lazarus

1. Christmas Time Is Here

1. The Birth of the Economic Hitmen - A.K.A. Epic (Live) (Demo)
2. Facemelter (Live) (Demo)

1. Birth Of The Economic Hit Man
2. Sharp Practice
3. Suitcase
4. The Lottery
5. My Only Friend
6. Phantasmagoria
7. Think Of Me When They Sound
8. Brother Song
9. Bird Sounds
10. Blood From A Stone
11. I'll Find A Way

1. Battle, My Love

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1. I'll Be Home For Christmas (w/ Coco Rye)
2. Jingle Bell Rock 

3. Nobody Can Change

Note: Full comp here

1. Sunny Day Real Estate - Lipton Witch
2. Circa Survive - Bad Heart

2. Scentless Apprentice (Nirvana cover)

1. Sleep Underground
2. Holding Someone's Hair Back
3. In The Morning And Amazing...
4. Act Appalled
5. Birth Of The Economic Hit Man
6. Sharp Practice
7. Glass Arrows (with Jeremy Bolm)
8. The Great Golden Baby
9. The Glorious Nosebleed (with Tosin Abasi)
10. Frozen Creek
11. Suitcase
12. Living Together
13. In Fear And Faith
14. Stop The Fuckin' Car
15. The Difference Between Medicine And Poison Is The Dose
16. House Of Leaves
17. Battle, My Love
18. I Felt Free
19. Get Out

1. Schema
2. Child of the Desert
3. Always Begin
4. Who Will Lie With Me Now
5. Only The Sun
6. Nesting Dolls
7. Quiet Down
8. Phantom
9. Sovereign Circles
10. Descensus

2. Scentless Apprentice (Nirvana cover)

Note: Full comp here

8. Drain You (Nirvana cover)

Note: Full comp here

5. Love Buzz (Nirvana cover)

Note: Full comp here

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