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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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  • JordanNeo

    Circa Survive killed it at Toronto's Riot Fest on Day 1. I took pics and wrote words:

    14 Sep 11:23pm Reply
  • FuzzyxPickles

    i do not listen to pianos AT ALL, title fight is pretty good id rather ssee them tbh

    23 Aug 10:35pm Reply
  • blue-sky-noise

    the tour with pianos become the teeth and title fight may the be the best tour lineup I have ever seen

    18 Aug 5:18pm Reply
  • ACA1985

    here's the setlist, some photos, and some videos from the show at bowery ballroom!

    2 Aug 4:36pm Reply
  • MoogInRow

    Violent Waves and the Bad Heart single are beautiful shush [2] i dont really see whats so wrong with either of them

    23 Jul 1:55pm Reply
  • OpenForBusiness

    Not a Nirvana fan at all so I hated the cover, also wasn't fond of Bad Heart, still love Circa though, Not every band makes songs everyone loves.

    12 Jul 1:07am Reply
  • Alex_Trap

    so good live

    8 Jul 7:20pm Reply
  • JohnnyMath

    Post-Alternative is a nice tag to this band

    4 Jul 11:04pm Reply
  • kateyzee

    Violent Waves and the Bad Heart single are beautiful shush

    28 Jun 6:38pm Reply
  • benxander

    Listened to the Sunny Day Real Estate split, and thought Circa Survive's music would be more like their track on the split - Bad Heart...

    15 May 8:57am Reply
  • PutridBastard

    Love my brother even more for introducing me to them yeeeeaars ago!

    10 May 2:53am Reply
  • UMeInThePit

    Bad Heart is great, although I can see why people hate it if they don't like Sunny Day Real Estate since it's definitely influenced by them

    7 May 9:34am Reply
  • FuzzyxPickles

    why is a nirvana cover they recorded yrs ago the top song.

    3 May 6:02am Reply
  • comochocapic

    24 Apr 3:44am Reply
  • skeletocat

    bad heart kind of sucks

    23 Apr 4:34am Reply
  • carmenthepuffin

    dudes did such a good job with "scentless apprentice" on the IN UTERO tribute

    22 Apr 2:20am Reply
  • bon3sawmcgraw

    I don't understand the hate for violent waves. I don't see how anyone can think this band has released a bad record. Maybe it's just not for everyone. I have a hard time finding even a favorite one.

    21 Apr 4:31am Reply
  • StrangePooP

    I will never understand how you can think it's a female singing here. Listen to "The Sound of Animals Fighting - Un'Aria". Now that sounds like a female voice.

    19 Apr 5:14pm Reply
  • hxcmoose

    @HighAndDriving2 I would give it a couple more listens. I thought it wasn't that great at first but it grew on me. The songs towards the end are the best imo.

    19 Apr 4:01am Reply
  • colderskin

    are we still doing this "that's a girl singing" shit? christ, there's no way that voice is feminine. listen to more music or something if that's honestly your impression.

    14 Apr 5:52am Reply
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