Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Circa Survive - Blue Sky Noise

Today is the physical release date of Circa Survive's most anticipated album to date, Blue Sky Noise.  They put in quite the effort by working on it for almost a full year.  I have seen them live twice.  Once after each album release.  Once at the Rave Bar in Milwaukee, WI, with a very small crowd and once at Warped Tour in Milwaukee with an immense amount of people. I will also be seeing them next month in Chicago thanks to my sister, Elizabeth.

Getting to chat with Anthony Green before the show at the Rave Bar was quite the experience.  I was with my friends Davy, Joey, Brandon, Dan, Rachel, and Anna.  We all had a little bit to say, but we were also just more eager to listen.  We discussed how he got involved with The Sound of Animals Fighting, as well as many other random things.  I got a really good vibe from him, even though it wasn't really a heart to heart conversation.

During my anticipation of their newest album, I frequently went to the Circa Survive myspace page.  If you have any extra time on your hands, check out their video series they did on their recording progress of Blue Sky Noise.  It really exposes what circa really thinks about their new album, music, and just life in general. After seeing those videos, I have grown an even greater amount of respect for them.

I was able to get my hands on their new album last week because I pre-ordered  the vinyl about a month ago.  When you pre-ordered it you were able to get the digital album a week before physical release.  When I first heard the album in my car with my friend Samantha, I wasn't sure what to think.  I had no idea what to expect, I had no idea what the lyrics were,  I was listening without a map.

After getting a chance to let it run in my car for a few days and listen to it alone I really found that album has really stole my heart.  I get a true connection with it.  It is all over the place with technique as far as instruments go and Anthony really hit all of his ranges, even his lower ones, which you don't hear too often.  The vocals done by children and other members of the band add a lot more depth to the new tracks.  Many would say that this album is their best to date.  But many would also say that no album will ever compare to Juturna, their first full album release.  It seems that every album seems to progressively more produced, but that is the nature of the beast.  As technology gets better, bands get bigger, they go to better studios.  It is near inevitable for the most part.  There are few bands here and there that keep it real and do their own recording in order to get that raw organic sound though.

I am really loving this album right now. It has parts that really stick with you and play in your head all day, as well as parts that make you think about times in your life or life as a whole. Truly takes you to another place for a moment.

If you are looking for a new band to listen to or even just want to hear what Circa Survive is up to, check out their new album, Blue Sky Noise.

Go here to listen to full stream of album as well as lyrics:

Listen to Blue Sky Noise

Let me know what your favorite song is off the new album, older albums, or maybe even bands that Circa Survive reminds you of!

Or anything else you want to say in the comments below!


  1. I also really enjoy the new album! They've incorporated something new that you don't hear on the other albums, so that's always a pleasant surprise :) I can't wait to see them live! I'll see you this weekend at the Manchester and Thrice show!!!!

  2. Their album art is so fancy.
    I'm listening to an early stream of the new Broken Social Scene album, Forgiveness Rock Record. I dunno if you've ever heard of them, but they're really groundbreaking and awesome, and this album seems to be their best stuff yet.
    I'll give Blue Sky Noise a gander pretty soon. Keelan was listening to it in computer class a little while ago, and from what I heard it sounded smexxy.

  3. I will have to check those guys out. Thanks Brent!