Circa Survive Biography
Hailed as a remarkably visceral Alternative-Rock live act since their
foundation, Circa Survive consisted of Anthony Green, former vocalist
of Saosin, guitarists Colin Frangicetto
and Brendan Ekstrom, bassist Nick Beard and drummer Steve Clifford.
After going back to his hometown of Doylestown, Pennsylvania USA, in 2004 for a dental appointment, Green went back to the airport to return to California and his Saosin mates. However, he suddenly had an epiphany, that despite the fact that Saosin was close to breaking out, he knew he would be miserable if he returned.
Green and his close friend Colin Frangicetto then decided to start a new band and with full support from Equal Vision Records, Circa Survive was born.
The band's debut record, "Juturna", was released in April 2005 reaching a respectable #13 on The Top Independent Albums chart.
Two years later, their acclaimed second album, "On Letting Go", did even better than the first, peaking at #24 on The Billboard 200 Sales chart and Circa Survive followed this release with nearly two years of non-stop touring, roadwork which saw the band bridging a diverse range of audiences with its idiosyncratic sonic vision. In addition to treks alongside bands such as Coheed And Cambria, Thrice and My Chemical Romance, the group dropped jaws at such dissimilar music festivals as Vans Warped Tour and Coachella.
Upon returning home to the house they shared in Doylestown, the band
took a brief but much-needed pause in order to readjust and revive their
energies. It wasn't long before the five musicians began allowing ideas
to gestate for a new record.
In the spring of 2010, Circa Survive, now signed with Atlantic Records, issued "Blue Sky Noise". It debuted at #1 on the U.S. Alternative Albums chart and also rose to #11 on the all-genre Billboard Top 200. The disc features the single "I Felt Free", one of 100 XR's favourite tune.