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Posted nickcirca on 07 August 2012 - 04:03 PM
You all don't have to fight or be upset over this. This isn't completely unexpected, and there is no real way to know how these things even effect the overall sales of a record. Some could argue that having it leak now helps to build some hype and therefore helping more people become aware and maybe buying a record to support. for all of you that already preordered the record, and to those that will buy it even though it is free at this point, your support is obviously appreciated. And every purchase is going to help us continue more so than ever before because of the direct way we are doing this record. Those of you that will just take the freebee, we're all thieves hahaha. jk lol rofl
Posted Chelsea on 01 August 2012 - 08:14 PM
Posted Jose D. on 25 May 2016 - 08:01 PM
Posted Chiaro on 18 May 2014 - 12:06 AM
If the link is messed up its because I'm on my phone. :-)
This show was so much fun even though I was stuck in a corner filming. I'm glad I did so everyone who couldn't make it could see the while set.
Posted Pat on 01 August 2012 - 06:55 PM
yes, because not wanting the same things to be said over and over again is the true definition of close minded.
people keep making it a point to say that something is more poppy or that its more of a straight forward song. songs can be poppy and straight forward and still be good songs if they are done by the right people. like dylan said, there is more to circa survive than just doing the same things with their music that they started with. there are very few bands that i trust with their own music. circa is one of those bands. even if its not a clone of juturna like so many people want, we know there is going to be something different about the music that will be unique to them.
i don't know how you can call a song album filler when you haven't heard the album. its like people are in such a hurry to rush to judgement. they listen to a circa song, it doesn't sound like the first album so they decide they hate it. to me, that is being close minded. give the music a chance to sink in. wait until we can hear circa's take on this type of music. not everyone is going to want them to do the same thing, i get that. if you've been following the band for 6 or 7 years, you might want them to try something new. personally, i'd like to hear what they could do with a more poppy sound because i think that with how talented the guys are, they could write some really unique, catchy songs. it would just be something different from what we've heard in the past. if you've only recently gotten into them, you'll have a different opinion because you were pulled in by a certain sound and thats all you associate with this band.
they tried a new sound with BSN and even though some people might not like that sound as a whole, it produced some of the best songs this band has written. without the band going for something new, those songs would be there. i know that they could keep going in the same direction, writing the same type of music over and over and it would still sound pretty good. but anyone who has a passion knows that you aren't going to have nearly the same drive if you aren't challenging yourself by doing something you've never done before. i like everything that the band has done. its not because i "gush over every single thing" or i'm some annoying as shit, idiot fanboy that blindly worships the band. its just how its worked out. there are some songs i don't like as much as others, but i'm not going to get upset because they tried something new and talk in circles about the typical "their old stuff was so much better."
Posted Bílly on 15 March 2012 - 04:50 PM
I believe so.
I'm thinking a lot of these won't be the titles on the record though, haha.
Posted September on 16 May 2016 - 05:14 PM
Posted lostindefeat on 05 January 2015 - 08:58 PM
could you please take some good overhead pics of:
the front and back covers
and the inside pages
and both sides of the records please?
we want to compare them with the original press and see if there are any subtle differences.
I actually asked sumerian about them when they first went live and they said the vinyl editions of violent waves that they have are from the first run that was self released.
Posted Valeriano on 07 December 2014 - 05:17 PM
I am in love with this album so much!
Posted September on 25 January 2014 - 11:43 AM
Posted Lazarus on 12 August 2012 - 02:15 PM
Posted Dr. Steve Brule on 07 August 2012 - 03:14 PM
Posted Elia on 01 August 2012 - 11:30 PM
Posted Chelsea on 30 July 2012 - 03:04 PM
Posted September on 23 January 2013 - 01:39 PM
welcome to the board happinessbreaks.
i can't pretend to know what the lyrics meant to the person who wrote them,
but i can reiterate somewhat relevant information from interviews.
Anthony Green (Saosin) . AbsolutePunk.Net Interview . 2003
Wark: A kid asked if you were religious, because you say “Holy Ghost” in your song.
Anthony: No. I was raised Roman-Catholic so there was a lot of that symbolism around my house, I just used that symbolically really, I consider myself a spiritual person, but I have nothing to do with Christianity or Catholicism, or anything religious. I haven't been alive long enough to really pin down something that I believe in yet.
Anthony Green (Circa Survive) . Decoy Music Interview . 07.01.2005
Q: Growing up how important was it for you to write your feelings down and express them musically? What do you attribute to who you are today?
A: Growing up I was in local bands, but always had self esteem problems. I had issues with who I was and who I wanted to be. What I wanted to be was a good person. Someone who cares about other people and cared about himself. And as I grew up I didn’t like whom I was. I was losing touch with who I was and what it took to be the person I wanted to be. I knew that the best way to make my family and myself proud was to be the best singer I could possibly be. Because that’s all I wanted to do. And now, my parents are very proud of me. The best part is- they’re proud of me because they know I’m happy. When I was with Saosin and in California I was calling them every week telling them how big this thing was and how happy it all made me. Deep down, the music was fun, but I wasn’t really into the whole screaming and singing thing. At least I hadn't been since I was a sixteen listing to Closure, Shai Halud and Quicksand. But as I got older I started listing to Paul Simon, Dredg and Bjork. That stuff hit me in a deeper place because of its sincerity. When I examined the elements that represented integrity in music I looked into myself. The thing that makes me the person I am today is my family. They showed me peace, spirituality and love.
Anthony Green . Synthesis Interview . 2007
Interviewer: Last album it was sort of widely documented your use of references from "Eternal Sunshine For The Spotless Mind". I was wondering was there another muse that maybe perhaps this religious one as large as that with reference to your lyrics to this album?
Anthony: I think that this album, if there was anything that like really inspired a whole lot of the lyrics I think it was like springtime.
Anthony: Yeah. It's just springtime, summer and light and just alot of... We've been reading these books, weve been reading a whole lot about the end of the world and just different prophecys that talk about whats going on right now in our society and how historians are all like interpret the hopi indians prophecy at the end of the world as like a new beginning. Theres alot of books that weve been reading that that just have made its way to our creative fucking peeholes and just got spat all over the record. I'm trying to think if I can...there's a book called "Breaking Open The Head" by Daniel Pinchbeck. I definitely... theres probably like 8 movies and I'm watching like... i watched "The Life Aquatic" like the entire time we were recording the video. I mean the record. Like the entire time I watched that movie. I still watch it like consistently once or twice a week like all the way through...it's my favorite movie.
Interviewer: Oh wow. You do get a lot of inspiration from films then?
Anthony: Yeah, it's a little weird I always have.
Interviewer: More so than literature or other music or anything?
Anthony: I think that books and movies both influence me the like the same. Just because when your writing and your reading alot, you pick up words and you pick up phrases and you pick up rhythms from other peoples writing and it's the same thing with movies, the imagery affects you in a certain way, it could inspire you to do something.
Brendan Ekstrom . PunkTV.ca Interview . 03.13.2009
PunkTV.ca: So the new album is called On Letting Go and there seems to kind of be a sense of linear creativity throughout the lyrical aspect of it. Can you tell me what it means to you?
Brendan: Well, I guess that everybody in the band would have something different to say about that… especially Anthony would be the person to ask. It is always a little bit strange to talk about the lyrics that he wrote. For me, the title in itself was very important, and we had talked about it for a while and had a page of like hundreds of titles and different ideas as we were going through, and then the artist actually sent his idea for a cover and that title and the cover idea just seemed to make so much sense. I think the idea of letting go is something that we have all had to deal with recently. Just trying to let go of egos and just ideas of what we wanted the band to be, or what it could be, and letting things unfold in a way that you need to unfold to be healthy. It just applies to everything that we could think of that was happening at the time and that still is happening. That idea is going to be stuck with us for a long time. It is really important for me to be extremely moved by someone that you are in a band with, and I feel really lucky for that, and his lyrics really speak to everybody. We are all trying to let go of things in our past too, like relationships, regrets, and things like that. I just really feel like that term in general is something that can be related to almost nay aspect of your life. So it is a powerful thing and one of the reasons that we were skeptical about using it is because, I guess, a lot of bands have used it… like bands like Nada Surf. But it just seemed like it was the right thing at the time.
PunkTV.ca: There seems to be a congruity of On Letting Go thematically, at least within those songs and the concepts of letting go. In the video are people unplugging themselves from dogma or spirituality or from that need to lean on something?
Brendan: Well I think that with Anthony’s lyrics and the way that he has explained himself to me and a lot of people in the past… especially when he writes he likes to leave things open to the interpretation of the listener. It is really important that his ideas come across, but we don’t want to overkill what our message is. We want people to be able to pick up on something no matter what they are feeling or going through. Whether they see our video, or hear our songs, they can relate to what we are going through. So I guess I couldn’t tell you exactly what that is in the video because it is open to interpretation in some ways, but it definitely goes along with that idea.
PunkTV.ca: Lastly, which of the following experiences have you had: have you seen the face of God, have you had an alien encounter, or have you seen a ghost?
Brendan: For me it would definitely be the third one. I know that other people in the band could have different answers for you. I know that Colin has definitely had some encounters that he would consider alien, but I can’t speak about that. I don’t know exactly how to define ghosts, but I have definitely have had some spiritual encounters that I could not necessarily explain. I have sleep paralysis and I have definitely seen some things within that paralytic state that are very hard to explain, and I have actually come out of that and heard things… one time in my life actually I felt something touch me which I was extremely terrifying actually. I used to be a very extreme atheist and then a lot of really unexplainable things started to happen to me and now I am very open to a lot of exploration in the spiritual world. There is too much unexplained phenomenon swirling out there for me to call myself anything these days.
PunkTV.ca: The reason I ask that question is because there is too much apathy going on towards a sense of self belonging. I ask that question because I find it, as humans, ties us together in a real material way but also in a supernatural way because you get death metal bands saying they believe in God and things like that.
Brendan: I definitely feel the same way, and I think that apathy towards our spirituality in general is a downfall in a sense for humanity; I feel like there is definitely something out there. I don’t necessarily feel like I need to be shown something but I feel that I don’t have enough knowledge to believe in any certain path because there are too many things out there for me to say something is correct. I suppose faith is just like… you either have it or it eludes you. I think that, especially today, I feel like with a lot of young people their unwillingness to embrace spirituality in some sense is really holding us back from us being close to each other in some way.
PunkTV.ca: It is impossible for anybody to go to the top of a mountain and say it is no different here than in the middle of my city. You are no longer being bombarded with all these messages.
Brendan: I guess, depending on where your spiritual values lay, you may actually feel without all of that in your head it is much easier to become in tune with the energy of the earth and trees and all of the so called splendor that surrounds us. I actually grew up in the mountains. I grew up in West Virginia where the nearest house was a mile or two away, and then also in Maryland in the Appalachian Mountains, and nothing feels better to me in the world than driving back into the mountains. Obviously, if you are going home you feel like you are going home, but there are some times where there are some feelings of security going back there. I feel like there is no more beautiful place in the world.
Circa Survive - Brendan Ekstrom . State Press Interview . 05.02.2010
SP: In your second album, you guys alluded to various religious themes and elements, but how do you actually feel about religion? Can you talk a little about that?
BE: (Laughs.) You know, it’s kind of funny. No one has asked me that in a long time, but I have kind of taken an approach after the last six years. It’s strange because it’s almost the complete opposite of what Colin was doing the last five years. He would read all these intense books on spirituality and shamanistic practices. Really, Colin and a couple of other friends of mine were kind of in this place where they were digging for all these answers and I saw them get into this thing where every time you find a little bit of one answer, it just opens up all these other questions. I feel like, in a sense, that’s sort of what happened to my father, who slipped deeper and deeper into schizophrenia and kind of lost his mind. So for me, I’m trying to take the simple path — more of like a Buddhist approach — and accept that these answers and questions are beyond the realm of understanding.
Anthony Green . Examiner.com Interview . 05.03.2010
Q: I've heard many times that Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind was a big influence on On Letting Go. For example, on the track "Living Together", the line, "with an effortless smile, you've proven to be, always in-between isles". Is that imagery directly from the movie or was the movie just more of an inspiration?
A: I almost hate to tell you this, but that line really has nothing to do with that. That imagery is yours, man. I hate to paint a picture for you, you know? It's mine, too. It's ours. Something inspired me. Maybe it was a movie, a book or a poem. Or maybe it was something someone I ******* hated said to me. Something came over me and that was written. I can't even take the full credit for it. It's like it came from somewhere beyond what I was trying to do, or what I wanted to do, or what I was wishing for.
Anthony Green . Form Spring Interview . 03.26.2011
Q: Are you religious?
Q: since On Letting Go, are you at peace with your spiritual/religious views, feel antagonistic toward them or just riding the wave of ever evolving ideas?
A: riding that wave
Q: Do you realize how many people your music effects on a spiritual level? It's caused me to re-evaluate my life and go back to school, learn more and be more caring to others. Your music is amazing.
A: proud of you man
this is what i've found in the past few minutes, i'm sure theres more out there.
also, in the past there have been a few cb threads that touched on the subject of religion.
Song Meanings.. = http://circaboard.co...?showtopic=2426
Circa Survive "On Letting Go" Discussion = http://circaboard.co...?showtopic=2433
what is anthony green? = http://circaboard.co...?showtopic=3170
Circa Survive Lyrics: Religious Interpretations = http://circaboard.co...?showtopic=5554
and there might be video interviews & podcasts out there that touch on this subject but they are not transcribed so finding them may prove time consuming.
i know theyre kinda all over the place, but i hope you got something out of these interview segments.
Posted Lazarus on 12 August 2012 - 01:41 PM
Posted Stormy on 07 August 2012 - 01:44 PM
i know i haven't listened, and i won't be until i receive my pre-order.
Posted Pat on 27 June 2012 - 02:49 AM
Posted Stormy on 15 March 2012 - 08:12 PM
on the left:
Nobody Can Change
on the right:
At the Bloom
Lord in the Ring