Circa Survive, the progressive 5-piece rock band from Doylestown, Pennsylvania self-produced their fourth album Violent Waves at Studio 4 in suburban Philadelphia and have
recently re-released it on Sumerian Records. Now they are back with their newest effort Descensus.
Hailed as a remarkably visceral live act since their foundation, Circa Survive began their career with a genre-bending debut in 2005 entitled Juturna. Written and recorded
before the band had ever performed a live show together, Juturna showcased the band’s raw energy with “Act Appalled,” and future-fans were introduced to Circa Survive
through glistening tracks “The Great Golden Baby” and “In Fear and Faith.”
In 2007, the band followed-up with an acclaimed sophomore album, On Letting Go, which brought the brand into another realm of success. “The Difference Between Medicine
and Poison is in the Dose” and “In The Morning and Amazing” highlighted the band’s strength as musicians and songwriters and poised them to be one of the most respected
bands in rock music.
After nearly two years of non-stop touring with Coheed and Cambria, Thrice, and more including jaw-dropping performances at such varied music festivals as Coachella and
Bamboozle, the band needed a much-deserved break.
Emerging after months of writing sessions and major life experiences, Circa Survive teamed with producer David Bottrill (Tool, Muse, King Crimson) and signed with major
label Atlantic Records to release Blue Sky Noise in April 2010. The album debuted at #11 on the Billboard Top 200.
Two years later - with no record label or traditional distribution outlet - Violent Waves debuted at #15. Charged with the lead track “Birth of the Economic Hit Man” clocking in
at over 7-minutes in length, vocalist Anthony Green proclaims “we’ve become everything we criticize” shunning the safe and traditional and introducing fans to the next chapter
of Circa Survive history.
Now with their new album on deck, the machine that is Circa Survive, is showing no signs of slowing down.