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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA (2004 – present)

Circa Survive is an band consisting of former Saosin vocalist Anthony Green and members of the now-defunct This Day Forward, including guitarists Brendan Ekstrom and Colin Frangicetto. Compared to the sound of Green’s former group, the music of Circa Survive taps a different musical influence for Green, who cites Paul Simon, dredg, and Björk among later artists who have more influence on his vocal stylings in Circa Survive which are comparatively less aggressive, as well as his songwriting.

After going back to his hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA in 2004 for a dental appointment, Anthony 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. To him, Saosin was “a girl that you had great sex with, yet had little in common with,” as Green himself affectionately said. He returned to Colin Frangicetto, a friend who he had “jammed” with during his stay, and they decided to begin recording and recruiting. Thus, Circa Survive was born.

Colin Frangicetto and Anthony Green, with full support from Equal Vision Records, then recruited Brendan Ekstrom. Ekstrom had been Frangicetto’s bandmate in This Day Forward. Both Ekstrom and Frangicetto had toured with Taken during their This Day Forward days, and procured Nick Beard, previous bassist of Taken, as Circa Survive’s next member. The band met Steve Clifford through Vadim Taver of the band Marigold; ” jammed with us for a week and from there it was on,” says Frangicetto.


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  • knight_88

    I finally saw them live and it was great! :)

    27 Jul 5:24am Reply
  • selfishpancake

    ah yes poor deaf me, all because i don't share your obviously vastly more valid and important opinion on a music album. boo hooooo me.

    23 Jul 8:41pm Reply
  • MoogInRow

    Violent Waves was an incredible album you deaf fool

    12 Jul 9:05pm Reply
  • selfishpancake

    Honestly, i was really disappointed with VW, but Descensus is just amaaazin'.

    11 Jul 12:25am Reply
  • BlackiceLORD

    Juturna + On Letting Go are this band's masterpieces [3]

    2 Jul 12:22pm Reply
  • v0xtheriot

    such growth

    28 Jun 8:32pm Reply
  • mathpeal

    lot of post-rock elements on Descenus love it

    22 Jun 8:46pm Reply
  • TheAmazingKoopa

    Nothing this band will ever do can touch Juturna and On Letting Go

    19 Jun 2:59am Reply
  • kateyzee

    I don't get the consensus on Juturna either. Yes, it was their first album, but the stuff they've come out with since just make that album look so lack-luster. It's hard for me to even listen to it anymore.

    3 Jun 2:27pm Reply
  • StrangePooP

    Juturna + Violent Waves are this band's masterpieces.

    31 May 12:38pm Reply
  • Kohaigun

    I don't really get the apparent consensus that Juturna is their magnum opus. Perhaps I lack the nostalgia as the first album I listened to was Violent Waves, but their first couple of albums sound far less mature and developed to me.

    17 May 10:19pm Reply
  • tguy188

    Juturna + On Letting Go are this band's masterpieces [2]

    17 May 2:13pm Reply
  • CPwn

    dude, on letting go is their least good album.

    13 May 12:07am Reply
  • HighAndDriving2

    "experimental" lol

    5 May 10:13pm Reply
  • HerFadingSmile

    I did a new vocal cover. it would be awesome if u could give me some feedback under the video. thanks. ...

    29 Apr 1:01am Reply
  • peepingtom72

    I love em after discovering them this year I'm seeing them live soon with rx bandits

    28 Apr 7:34pm Reply
  • UponDoom

    Juturna + On Letting Go are this band's masterpieces

    18 Apr 9:18pm Reply
  • daddyfaux

    anthony green is just something else.

    2 Apr 7:00am Reply
  • Derek521521

    This band is perfect. I could literally listen to this band all day. Lol

    28 Mar 1:23pm Reply
  • falloftroys

    it's been so many years since I've listened to them. They used to be my favorite band and listening to them now makes me realize why. Damn, Juturna was incredible.

    27 Mar 8:59pm Reply
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