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Cire is guitar-driven, intelligent rock. The contemplative vocals of creator Eric Johanson often explore philosophical and scientific worldviews stemming from his interest in evolutionary psychology, philosophy, and politics. Cire has recently released its third album, Wholesale Buyout (2006), a download-only release.

Started in New Orleans by artist/producer Eric Johanson, Cire’s musical influences range from industrial to blues, but the sound would generally be classified an original species of rock. Though Cire’s music features intense melodic compositions and musicianship, the lyrical content is, to many, just as important.

In 2005, drummer Chris O’Guinn joined Cire, and brought a new level of energy and excitement to the project. Over the spring and summer of that year, Eric and Chris would spend much of their time rehearsing and developing new ideas while searching for the right bassist to complete the live show.

Then, in August 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit. Eric’s uninsured apartment/studio was completely destroyed in the flood. Like many New Orleans residents, they were both displaced for months, unable to do anything with the band. Around this time it became clear that Eric would soon be starting his life over far away from the US, taking sanctuary in the rainforests of New Zealand.

The two bandmates decided to make the best of the time they had left together. Stranded, broke, and unable to tour, they dropped the search for a live bassist and set upon recording some of the ideas they’d been developing back in New Orleans.


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  • Dxnuuuu

    Amazing ♥

    13 Jan 3:30am Reply
  • kap4enaya

    not bad... but why do you think it's progressive?

    22 Nov 2013 Reply
  • sl8221958

    the most pretentious artist description i have ever seen [2]. hahahaha --- LFM is FULL of descriptions like this, and worse: low on facts and interesting info, bloated on opinion and who-gives-a-crap trivia. My favorite so far-- "Frank Gambale". He's so Special, Special, Special!! (Did you know he exploded?!)

    23 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Di_Alfa

    красава in Russia

    12 Sep 2013 Reply
  • KevinVillage

    the most pretentious artist description i have ever seen

    6 Jun 2013 Reply
  • HugoForsaker

    Wholesale buyout is their best, unbelievable album

    25 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Voloscire

    Highly Specific is highly recommended.

    3 Dec 2012 Reply
  • -Ohtar-

    How come this band isn't more popular...? Amazing music

    30 Sep 2012 Reply
  • ZoidyLukas

    >ShadowoftheSun1 & DWarsong: What's not to like, right ?

    31 Jul 2012 Reply
  • AlicesNirvana

    Wast album is something realy special.Can't wait for some new stuff.

    28 Jun 2012 Reply
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  • DWarsong

    I also know why I like this.

    21 May 2012 Reply
  • ShadowoftheSun1

    I know why I like this.

    26 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Horrible_Mouse

    i don't know why, but i like this :) [2]

    27 Jan 2012 Reply
  • DonDaanio

    Reminds me a bit of VAST - Nude (2004) Nice music!

    26 Jan 2012 Reply
  • octavarium88

    i don't know why, but i like this :)

    6 Jan 2012 Reply
  • xTickles

    puff this guy is amazing... greetings from Argentina.

    29 Dec 2011 Reply
  • awakemre

    Nice very nice.

    16 Dec 2011 Reply
  • DarkReality

    Jesus... just discovered these guys. Love their sound. Not typical at all. More along the lines of A Perfect Circle which is awesome! And Emptyself is just as awesome! Still have to pick up the new one which I'm going to do very soon.

    10 Dec 2011 Reply
  • rightwhereitbel

    Emptyself has a new album out.

    1 Dec 2011 Reply
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