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Circa Survive on the Road to Record Store Day

On April 16th, Circa Survive performed 2 sets to sold out audiences at Bull Moose Music in Portsmouth, NH. Anthony, Colin and Brendan also played acoustic and spent some time with me and Rob at WCYY that afternoon. I feel honored that they played live on the radio for the first time ever in their career at CYY! I found out just that afternoon that I would be hosting their appearance, and I was very happy and excited but also a little nervous, hoping everything would be just right!

And it was. It was the first time I've seen Anthony in about 18 or 19 months and I know alot has happened during that time. I mean, they've made a record! Think how much goes on in your life in a year and a half. I know I feel very different now than I did then. Colin and Brendan accompanied him. I've never met Brendan before. He loves Stephen King novels, and his Dad lives, or lived, in the Bangor area. I always used to read Colin's blogs and it was cool to talk with him about books off air and exchange a few words about authors and titles. He says he's planning to get into reading/blogging again now that the album is done. We went for coffee and stuff after the interview, and Anthony and I talked about The Cambiata, who opened for his solo show at The Station back in '08. He also mentioned that he once spent a few days here and worked the soup kitchen at Preble Street. I could spend days or weeks with these guys, easily.

On air, we chatted about the making of the new album, staying true to their art, and the Road to Record Store Day. The podcast is available to listen to or download here

Circa Survive on WCYY

I wish my phone had better audio on the videos I took at Bull Moose. Since they sound buzz-y and a little bit distorted I won't post them now (but if I can get them sounding ok I might!), but the full band did 5 songs acoustic in each set including a Nirvana cover of "Dumb", the new single "Imaginary Enemy", and "Get Out" which I had really been hoping to hear live. Luckily I took video of that one on my regular camera before the battery ran out. Here it is:

In the words of Anthony Green "when there's something that's really inspiring to you, you often just get drawn to it, you want to play it you want to be part of it, you want to feel it you want to know what that's can all go out and find that feeling in anything that's inspiring to you. you can definitely take the feeling that that song gives you and take that everywhere." That's what this band does for me.

Circa Survive's new, third album, Blue Sky Noise is officially born Tuesday, April 20th, and the yellow brick road beckons them to follow the path as it winds in a new direction. You should too... The yellow brick road to the blue sky noise! (note to AG; because per the answer to your question, what I'm applying for is colorful and sounds beautiful!)

Would you like to see them play live? Circa Survive join Torche and Coheed and Cambria in Boston at House of Blues on Sunday, May 17th.

ps I have one more video of Imaginary Enemy waiting for me on the cyy flip cam so I will post it on Monday. Check back! Peace, babies! Robin


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