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  • Circa Survive to Self-Release "Violent Waves" on Aug. 28

    Fri, 29 Jun 2012 15:28:27

    Circa Survive to  Self-Release "Violent Waves" on Aug. 28 - Their method of releasing is direct-to-fans

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    Circa Survive will release Violent Waves on Aug. 28. The five-piece rock band from Doylestown, Pennsylvania recorded and self-produced the 11-track album earlier this year at Studio 4 in suburban Philadelphia and will be self-releasing the album using direct-to-fan distribution.

    The band has developed a unique and new method of releasing their records, having previously recorded for Equal Vision and Atlantic Records. The new method is very fan friendly. In conjunction with Topspin Media, The Uprising Creative and Firebrand, the band has built a web delivery system that will allow them to deliver their new album directly to fans without any record label or distributor involvement. Circa Survive have always prided themselves on their extraordinary relationship they have with their fans - this new release model will allow them to push the self-release paradigm one step further. Their most recent album Blue Sky Noise was released in April 2010 and debuted at No. 11 on the Billboard and Soundscan Album charts.

    "Collectively we've run the gamut from working with really small DIY labels to big indies all the way to a major label," noted guitarist Colin Frangicetto. "The band has learned a ton from each of those experiences and at this point feel confident in our ability to successfully produce, release and promote a record on our own. There's really nothing more satisfying to us then bringing our vision to the world in this way."

    Fans can pre-order the album directly here. A variety of bundle options are available including deluxe vinyl packaging hand-painted by the band members, or for just $5 fans can purchase the digital version of Violent Waves. The band is also making the first single from the album "Suitcase" available for free download and stream.

    "By choosing to download our music directly from us, you are choosing to give our band a future and directly supporting us and our families," added vocalist Anthony Green in a letter to fans.

    Along with Green and Frangicetto, guitarist Brendan Ekstrom, bassist Nick Beard, and drummer Steve Clifford also announce their fall touring plans. The group will be embarking on a 33-date US tour that begins Sept. 13 in New Haven, CT. The tour is presented by Journey's, Macbeth and the Keep-A-Breast Foundation.

    Circa Survive sent a letter to fans that states, "We have always looked at Circa Survive as more than just a band. Above all it's been a relationship between the five of us and you and everyone who has ever been involved in this community we've built together. We believe that this step will bring us even closer."

    Release Shows:

    8/24: Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
    8/25: Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer

    Tour Dates:
    w/ special guests:
    Touche Amore
    Balance and Composure
    9/13: New Haven, CT - Toad's Place
    9/14: New York, NY - Terminal 5
    9/15: Boston, MA - House of Blues
    9/16: Baltimore, MD - Ram's Head Live
    9/18: Norfolk, VA - The NorVa
    9/19: Charlotte, NC - Amos' Southend Music Hall
    9/21: Atlanta, GA - Center Stage*
    9/22: Orlando, FL - Beacham Theatre*
    9/23: Ft Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
    9/26: Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom
    9/28: New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
    9/29: Houston, TX - House of Blues
    9/30: Dallas, TX - House of Blues
    10/2: Austin, TX - Emo's East
    10/3: San Antonio, TX - Sunset Station
    10/5: Tempe, AZ - The Marquee
    10/7: Pomona, CA - Fox Theatre
    10/10: Los Angeles, CA - Club Nokia LA Live
    10/11: San Francisco, CA -The Regency Ballroom
    10/12: Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
    10/13: Seattle, WA -The Showbox SoDo
    10/15: Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue
    10/16: Denver, CO - The Summit Music Hall
    10/18: Lawrence, KS - Granada
    10/19: Minneapolis, MN - Cabooze On The West Bank
    10/20: Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre
    10/21: Pontiac, MI - The Crofoot
    10/24: Cleveland, OH - House of Blues Cleveland
    10/25: Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
    10/26: Syracuse, NY - Westcott Theater
    *O'brother will not perform on these dates

    Are you going to swim in Violent Waves?

    —Carly Costello

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