Circa Survive "Blue Sky Noise" Discussion
Posted 02 October 2008 - 05:07 PM
Circa Survive "Blue Sky Noise" (2010)
01. Strange Terrain
02. Get Out
03. Glass Arrows
04. I Felt Free
05. Imaginary Enemy
06. Through The Desert Alone
07. Frozen Creek
08. Fever Dreams
09. Spirit Of The Stairwell
10. The Longest Mile
12. Dyed In The Wool
Blue Sky Noise (Deluxe Edition) Bonus Tracks (04.13.10)
13 - Get Out (Safe Camp Sessions) [Acoustic Version]
14 - I Felt Free (Safe Camp Sessions) [Acoustic Version]
15 - Dyed In The Wool (Safe Camp Sessions) [Acoustic Version]
16 - Every Way (Safe Camp Sessions) [Acoustic Version]
Blue Sky Noise (Shockhound Deluxe Edition) Bonus Tracks (04.20.10)
13 - Get Out (Safe Camp Sessions) [Acoustic Version]
14 - I Felt Free (Safe Camp Sessions) [Acoustic Version]
15 - Dyed In The Wool (Safe Camp Sessions) [Acoustic Version]
16 - Every Way (Safe Camp Sessions) [Acoustic Version]
17 - Airplane Dance (Demo)
Blue Sky Noise (iTunes Deluxe Edition) Bonus Tracks (04.20.10)
13 - I Felt Free (Safe Camp Sessions) [Acoustic Version]
14 - Dyed In The Wool (Safe Camp Sessions) [Acoustic Version]
15 - Get Out (Music Video)
16 - 100 Steps (Demo)
Release Date: 04/20/2010
'Blue Sky Noise' Lyrics
Circa Survive - 'Blue Sky Noise' Lyrics
We read the signs completely backwards . no one could see if we ended up . where we needed to be . to find out how it all works with . so many partners . and nobody wants, nobody wants to sit . behind the wheel, behind the wheel . Who's the one pounding the gears . avoiding the crowds . keeping their ear to the ground? Oh Iíve made a mistake . I never learned how to get back to the place, ohhh . Where have all the signs gone? I don't know where I am without them . in our lives . We made designs completely backwards . and nobody knows if weíre even close . to where we need to go . to find out how it all works with . so many artists and nobody . wants to sit behind the wheel, behind the wheel (Get your own map) . Who's the one pounding the gears . avoiding the crowds, keeping their ear to the ground? Oh Iíve made a mistake . I never learned how to get back to the place . where all our confidence kept us behind a shield . Only light could get through . where all our confidence kept us behind a shield . Only light could get through . Where have all the signs gone? I don't know where I am without them . in our lives
I can't get started from the part where I left off yesterday . should've spent my time a little wiser . I sat alone . guilty as sin . waiting for words to come . from out of my hands . to making sense to anyone . I can't wait to understand the reason . I have yet to translate . any meaning, besides . it's not worth it to try . get out . get out . locked myself up in a room without a window . just to see if it was any easier to breath . i was wrong . never underestimate the daylight . now it's so much easier to breathe . yeah . I can't wait to understand the reason . I have yet to translate . any meaning besides . it's not worth it to try . get out, get out . there's no meaning, besides . it's not worth it to try . get out, yeah
Stay as still as . you think you should be . Your stolen memories . will find you . in the last place . you would think to look . All the time that it took to locate . Maybe itíll just pass by you . or rip right through your heart . Underneath the surface . we break apart . Disappeared from public places never seen again . How long has it been? How long has it been? Underneath the surface . none of us deserve this . Underneath the surface we break apart . Disappeared from public places never seen again . How long has it been? How long has it been? I donít want excuses . I donít want apologies . Disappeared from public places never seen again . How long has it been? How long has it been?
I Felt Free
Nothing new to say . Nothing to report Ďcause the future happened yesterday . If I could tell the truth . I could make you stay . but forever seems so far away . I fell apart in your arms . for the last time . And I felt free to do what I want . because of the things you told me, because of the things you told me, you told me . I felt free . You could be the end of me . Too many shades of gray . Itís just another pointless game that we play . I couldnít tell the truth . Iíll never make you stay . because tomorrow always happens yesterday . I fell apart in your arms . for the last time . And I felt free to do what I want . because of the things you told me . because of the things you told me, you told me . I felt free . I felt free . I will learn to live again for now Iím breaking . all the things I couldn't mend without escaping . I will learn to love again . I will learn to love . I will learn
You're so careless, careless . How did you get so ungrateful? You treat me like I'm a disease and it's been killing me . Chances are, you never even cared at all . I'm sure you had your reasons but I'll never get to hear . The truth disguised in all your alibis . It's a tradition practiced . Every time you say goodbye . I've tried so hard . to be what you needed . your imaginary enemy . I've tried for so long . to make you believe it . that I am not the enemy . Slipshod cavalier . I can't stand to see those things that . you have taken for granted . thrown away everything you've been handed . Too much all at once that's how you got so ungrateful . All you saw was the burden . standing beside all your blessed truths . disguised in all you alibis . It's a tradition practiced . every time you say goodbye . I've tried so hard . to be what you needed . your imaginary enemy . I've tried for so long . to make you believe it . that I am not the enemy . imaginary enemy
Through the Desert Alone
Sadly, I walk around this place on the shells of eggs . My shoulders are cold . I put it off for so long, I put it off . and know Iíve got to live with what I made
forever . What was stolen from us . now is forever lost . just because weíll never pay the ransom . What was taken from me . I will never regain just because
Weíll never pay the ransom . Iíll become like the desert wind . and Iíll drink all the gin . Shriveled up under desert lights . eaten up in the night . I canít keep this up much longer without . needing more from you . I need more . Wasted with the rhythm . angry at the melody . How did you stay so sweet? Cause you were my ally once . You were my confidante . i need somebody close . to be close to . forever . What was stolen from us . now is forever lost . just because weíll never pay the ransom . What was taken from me . I will never regain . just because weíll never pay the ransom . just because weíll never pay the ransom
Upon a pebble driveway . there sits a house . and itís the loneliest place . I haven't spent much time there, it wasn't allowed, it just didn't feel right . ĎCause itís all built upon a burial ground, it just doesn't feel right, it just doesnít feel right . On top the frozen creek, I would love to take you there . I swear it flows through me . On top the frozen creek . If I open both of my eyes, I still see an empty space, so empty . But if I keep them closed . then there's still a chance that something is out there . ĎCause itís all built upon a burial ground, it just doesn't feel right . it just doesnít feel right . on top the frozen creek, i would love to take you there . i swear it flows through me . on top the frozen creek . I made a promise to you long ago . Iíd do the best that I can . Iíd try and keep it . I made a promise to you long ago . that Iíd do anything to keep this home . On top the frozen creek, I would love to take you there . I swear it flows through me . on top of the frozen creek . I would love to take you there
Sinking into my awareness . realizing whatís been done . Iíve taken a life and mine for granted . Neither planned or in passion . riddled with guilt and crazy panic . my body tells my mind to run . into the forest towards the mother . though Iíve destroyed her favorite son . All the things I should have done, All the things I should have done . Execution style in the courtyard . where everyone awake can witness . the cowardly shot into the temple . all because I lost my temper . Burn the evidence, flee the scene . always keep those fingers clean . Devil eyes stare into mine . they say there is no place I can hide . Now I must compare the consequence . end my life or just confess . I wonít last a minute in confinement . Either way Iím going to hell . All the things I shouldíve done . Oh, oh, oh . All the things I should have done . Oh, oh, oh . Either way Iím going to hell . Either way Iím going to hell . All my life . passing . before my eyes . All the time . I was awake . You were alive and just arriving . I couldnít see your eyes . All that is love is ever lasting . I didnít realize . I was awake
Spirit of The Stairwell
Scratched out a note I wrote for you . to wake and read . to know that I was there once . I knew that there was nothing that I could write to assure you . of my return . But all the paper said when I was done is . Ďdo you still want me?í . because Iíd be terrified if I had to leave this place today . We havenít saved the baby . As I said . my darling . spring is constantly calling me . and thereís no place that Iíd rather be . I wonít be angry . if you have to leave, but I wonít be waiting . for that day . So donít say youíre sorry because . I wonít believe you . Didnít see a sticker on the door when we walked in . but I know itís going to cost us . the same amount of love it takes to get you through . but it never moves you . Iíd be terrified if I had to leave this place today . Itís where I threw my love away . Then we saw a different side of ďAnnieĒ nobody saw . She tried to kill the baby . and the earth and its skin will open up . and birth out a perfect mirror . that makes all our reflections clear . I wonít be angry . if you have to leave, but I wonít be waiting . for that day . So donít say youíre sorry because . I wonít believe you
The Longest Mile
You'll retire with some well deserved space that you needed years ago . itís not the same as if you pushed it away . unescorted through the longest mile . now that itís over . I have some regrets . but I can just forget them . I must admit now going down within this ship . I couldn't have a better crew to travel with . If I make it in one piece back to land . I will never sail again . never . Peace and quiet . start to interrupt, your life is not the same as you had hoped . Living up to all the things that you played down . If you don't get a hold of it, I wont be around . now that itís over . Iíve made mistakes . itís all I have to learn from . I must admit now going down within this ship . I couldn't have a better crew to travel with . If I make it in one piece back to land . I will never sail again, never . Now that itís over . I canít help . but think that . weíre coming to the end . If that is . the case then . I know we canít pretend . to never make a sound again . Never make a sound
Dyed in the Wool
Itís so sad for us . when we find ourselves . giving away . and itís a shame for us . when we find ourselves . going to waste . so throw away the love that we made. (i know i know) and nothingís going to change that hopeless feeling . I get when you say you'll understand and I know you canít . There's no reason to be here . we should pack up and leave . I have never felt that way before totally alone . there's no reason to leave . I have never seen you act that way before . totally exposed. As you throw away the love that we made . (i know i know) and nothingís going to change that hopeless feeling . I get when you say you'll understand and I know you canít . The longer it takes the more it goes to waste . I want to believe you but I canít feel a thing . the more that you get the less you are . and nothingís going to change that helpless feeling . I get when you say you'll understand and I know you canít
Every Way (Demo)
Airplane Dance (Demo)
100 Steps (Demo)
Pre-Order = http://www.circasurvive.com/preorder/
Posted 02 October 2008 - 05:10 PM
Greetings everyone! We have wonderful news to share with you.
After almost a year of writing, we have begun working on our third record in Toronto, ON.
David Bottrill, who has made amazing albums with bands like Tool, King Crimson, Silverchair and Moneen, is producing.
We couldn’t be more excited to be working with him and the songs are turning out beautifully.
This is the most time we’ve ever spent on writing an album and possibly the hardest we’ve ever worked on anything as a band.
We can’t wait to share this music with you. It feels like it will be so soon now.
After completing our contract with Equal Vision we embarked on a long search to find our next home.
We met with lots of labels and decided that Atlantic Records is the best place for us to continue our growth as a band
and to help us release our music around the world.
Because this is a big step we feel the need to reassure you that we are and always will be the same band no matter what label we are on.
We are so grateful for everything Equal Vision has done for us and having their blessing in this next step couldn’t mean more.
Our friendship/relationship with them is strong and will continue to be so.
Over the next couple of months we will be updating our websites with videos and pictures from the studio to let you in on some of the recording process.
As we do so we invite you all to take this journey with us.
We can’t wait to be back out on the road playing these songs for all of you.
See you soon,
They tracked with producer David Bottrill.
Brian Moncarz was involved as either a producer and/or engineer.
It seems that the drum tracking took place @ Metal Works Studios in Toronto, Canada
and that the bass, guitars and vocals were recorded @ Bottrill's & Moncarz's Rattlebox Studios.
From Fall 2008 to July 2009 they were writing, making demos, jamming and experimenting with sound.
From mid-July to mid-August they were immersed in pre-production at the Rehearsal Factory in Toronto.
Drum tracking began on Monday, August 17, 2009.
Bass tracking was in progress by September 2nd.
Guitar tracking began on Monday, September 14th.
Vocal tracking began on Monday, September 21st.
Vocal/Guitar/Miscellaneous tracking ended on Friday, October 30th.
Mixing by Rich Costey was in progress on 01/15/10, was said to be halfway done on 01/27/10 and presumably ended 02/05/10.
Mastered by Howie Weinberg on 02/16/10, most likely at Masterdisc in New York City, NY.
Twitter posts have indicated that they intend on recording 16 songs, including b-sides.
This was not confirmed as achieved.
They have decided to sign with Atlantic Records.
LP3 Songs (Working Titles*)
"Get Out" [drums: 08.20.09]
"Follow Your Bliss" [drums: 08.22.09]
"Frozen Creek" [bass: 09.03.09] [guitars: 09.22.09/10.01.09] [vox: 10.06.09]
"Every Way" [bass: 09.03.09] [vox: 10.09.09]
"Fever Dreams" [vox: 10.13.09]
(mental illness) [vox: 10.20.09]
(most intense) [vox: 10.21.09]
"Spirit Of The Stairwell" aka "Kill The Baby"* [vox: 10.22.09]
"The Longest Mile" [vox: 10:23.09]
"Frozen Creek" [04.27.09] (restructured)
"Salvaged"* [05.28.09] (recorded)
"Every Way" aka "Everyway You'll Wonder If You're Wrong"* [inception: 05.29.09] [prepro recording: 08.12.09]
"Airplane Dance" [08.03.09]/[08.04.09]
"Kill The Baby"* [08.04.09]
Vids [LP3 Studio/PrePro Updates]
01 - 08/12/09 - Sequence 8v2 [1:49]
02 - 08/19/09 - Sequence 10 [2:23]
03 - 08/27/09 - Sequence 11v 3 [3:40]
04 - 09/03/09 - Sequence 14 [2:04]
05 - 09/11/09 - Sequence 15v3 [5:21]
06 - 09/17/09 - Sequence 16 [3:26]
07 - 09/25/09 - Sequence 17 [2:09]
08 - 10/02/09 - Sequence 18 [3:00]
09 - 10/09/09 - Sequence 19 [3:02]
10 - 10/16/09 - Sequence v [1:32]
11 - 10/23/09 - sequences[2:33]
12 - 11/07/09 - sequence end [5:18]
...we’ve picked the tunes to be mixed for our 3rd album and are continuing our road to releasing it to all of you. I hope that when we do it will feel new and exciting as well as familiar and comforting. I am quite confident that it will and look forward to sharing more with you all.
Early Information about LP3 = http://circaboard.co...=...st&p=186703
if there's any info i missed or that's new, let me know or post it here.
Posted 02 October 2008 - 06:09 PM
i am so excited to hear this new stuff. the wait is going to kill me, but i'm sure the outcome will be worth it.
Posted 02 October 2008 - 06:23 PM
Circa Survive - Official Photoshoot Gallery = http://checkered-van...ndex.php?cat=28
i can't wait to record again.
anthony, on Aug 16 2008, said:
anthony/nick/brendan, on Aug 22 2008, said:
anthony, on Sep 6 2008, said:
colin, on Sep 23 2008, said:
They gathered together to write new songs, to refine/expand previous rough demos, experiment and to record 2nd/final demos for their next release.
steve, on Oct 4 2008, said:
right now, there are 36 mp3s in my ideas folder, which is made up of demos that each of us have made separately, as well as a few collaborations. they are all very different from what weíve put out before. this doesnít include all the left over ideas from the last two records. which we will be sure to play around with again.
anthony, nick and i enjoyed the first jam of the new house today. it was more than rejuvenating. we have a bunch of keyboards set up in our new space, including a rhodes piano. from behind my drum set, i can look out the giant window and see a creek flowing through our back yard. this is the best atmosphere the 5 of us have ever had the opportunity to create music in together. it feels like your inside a little log cabin, up on a mountain, in the middle of the woods. but itís only a 15 minute drive from home. there is no doubt that this place will play a huge part in the vibe of this next record.
i want thank you all again for making it possible for us to do this for a living.
steve, on Oct 5 2008, said:
well since yesterday the ideas folder has grown from 36 to 48. today nick put the the most groovin bass line to an idea of brendanís, that i put drum n bass beats to yesterday. when i close my eyes and listen to it i feel like an iguana with sunglasses on riding an 80s skate board(with the big wheels) down devils backbone, the hill in that rollerblade move, airborne. iím just cruisin, going under cars that are crossing the road at intersections. not a care in the world. then everything turns into clay and iím going through that loopdeloop that gumby does on his board, when heís playing guitar in his band. my glasses donít even fall off while iím upside down sippiní lemonade, changing the pigment in my scales to sky blue for a second. for some reason this demo reminds me of phish. nickís been making me want to listen to ok computer. his basslines remind me of that record a lot latelyÖ but i never get around to it since iím constantly listening to all these ideas.
after all that, i put drums and piano to this demo called remote that anthony sent a few days ago(it reminds me of engine down, but spanish(or mexican(heís been watching nacho libre too much))). man, he has gotten soo much better at guitar. thatís a really good thing for us since weíre going to need his fingers. free up more hands for keys, maybe have two drum sets goin at once. i really want to buy a auto harp. but first i need to clean out that key board thing colin has with the tube you blow into that sounds like a flute. itís full of old spit.
you know though, i realize it isnít the amount of ideas you have but the quality of them. and while we do have more this time than we have before, i really think the quality of most of them outweighs the sheer number. or maybe itís just more up my alley. i like my alley.
colin, on Oct 22 2008, said:
thats the name of a painting a friend of mine did recently. how apt. today as i looked up from my seat in the hub of our creative nest to see my 4 best friends fiddling with their noise makersÖ i felt exhilaration surge through me. how lucky are we? so lucky. maybe fortunate is a better word for it? who cares what itís called for that matterÖ its all about what it feels like. went on a hike the other day during a break and skipped stones, looked at some frogs, listened to the creek talk to us in its drips and drops. its about 3 weeks into writing now and progress is happening. weíve worked through around 8 songs. almost like a traffic jamÖ there are literally dozens of ideas patiently waiting their turn. a few days ago we began recording demo versions of the tunes and are laying down tracks on the daily. someone recently asked what the raw demos are likeÖ. well im not one to give away too much but i will say our growth is evident in every note and rhythm i hear.
random things to noteÖ
*4-5 part vocal harmonies are very cool.
*Casio Rapmaster Keyboard - has some neat sounds.
*Anthony playing guitar with usÖ ummm heck yeah.
*Squirrels talking smack through the window while we writeÖ weird.
*Did anyone see W? Thoughts?
*Running around the neighborhood hurts my face now. (frowny)
miss ya. vids to come soon
01 - 10/24/08 - Beard lays it down [0:53] =
02 - 10/25/08 - House of echoes [0:49] =
03 - 10/26/08 - the good morning jam [0:22] =
04 - 10/28/08 - Unnamed-child [1:00] =
05 - 10/29/08 - folk fusion [0:56] =
06 - 10/30/08 - like twin peaks kinda [0:42] =
07 - 11/01/08 - mnngflmstk [0:14] =
08 - 11/04/08 - ssolata [1:00] =
09 - 11/06/08 - is0lated_snow [1:00] =
10 - 11/07/08 - nickislikemagic [0:26] =
11 - 11/12/08 - tneccanrehtuosekaf [1:39] = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFaEkKBIw_0
12 - 11/17/08 - otisanonbelllya [0:37] = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_EVEA1OSsc
13 - 12/10/08 - disambiguation.mov [1:11] = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzPkHjqsy5M
14 - 01/20/09 - newvideo [1:07] = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5_W-JdWr0M
15 - 03/13/09 - spring comes to the creek house [1:01] = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9RPJmRUH_U
16 - 03/20/09 - just pluckin' around a bit [8:12] = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8EpfphkuuY
17 - 06/09/09 - porr tie [2:01] = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-MlunzrHyc
18 - 07/23/09 - wtf? [0:47] = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSz6kfRhqFs
Circa Survive songs that could be on this in some form: [debut/earliest-known performance date]
Untitled (You Were Too Busy Getting Your Dick Sucked To Notice) [The Glorious Nosebleed Intro] - [04.01.2006]
Untitled (Sleep On The Ground/Sleep Underground) - [04.16.2008]
Untitled (Cowboy Jam) - [04.16.2008]
In Fear And Faith (Extended Outro) - [04.16.2008]
Frozen Creek - [02.04.2009]
Anthony Green songs that remain unrecorded and could, to a lesser extent, be on this: [debut/earliest-known performance date]
The Milkshake Song - [12.28.2005]
Untitled (On The Same Side) - [05.13.2006]
Stolen - [10.14.2007] - (played by AG @ CS shows)
Untitled (If I Decide) - [12.26.2007]
Untitled (Most Beautiful Sound) - [12.27.2007]
The More You Get, The Less You Are - [03.14.2008] - (co-written by Steve Clifford)
Untitled (The Loneliest Place) - [09.02.2008]
Untitled (Lesbian Twins) - [09.11.2008] - (performed w/ Good Old War, Nick Beard & Brendan Ekstrom)
Untitled (Resentment) - [04.18.2009]
Cover songs that Circa Survive has performed:
Ordinary World (Duran Duran) - [10.31.2006]
Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd) - [08.06.2007]
Unreleased Circa Survive Studio Recording:
There's Always 100 Steps Ahead (Acoustic/No Drums) [Feb 2007]
Unreleased Circa Survive Demo Recordings: [Time Span]
Unnamed/Vitalis/Cicada Lyre/Circa Survival/Circa Survive - 3 Song Demo [Feb - April 2004] (Handshakes At Sunrise [1st/Early Demo] is 1 of 3)
Circa Survive - Inuit Sessions Demo (Final) [April - June 2004] (Alt. Mix/2nd Demo of Handshakes At Sunrise w/ Jon Gartland & T.J. de Blois)
Circa Survive - Juturna Demos (Rough) [May - Sept 2004] (around 20 rough demos (mostly instrumental) were stolen from Steve's car in fall 2004)
Circa Survive - Juturna Demos (Final) [May - Nov 2004] (The Great Golden Baby/Juturna (Demo) is the only leak from these)
Circa Survive - On Letting Go Demos (Rough) [2005 - Late 2006] (9 Minute Space Jams/Up to 90 demos recorded (AG exaggeration))
Circa Survive - On Letting Go Demos (Final) [Late 2006 - Jan 2007] (steve said they went into the studio with 20+ songs, some had to be in demo form)
Circa Survive - 3rd LP (Rough) [March 2007 - Early October 2008] (steve said that the amount of mp3's in his idea folder went from 36 to 48 on 10.05.08)
Circa Survive - 3rd LP Demos (2nd/Final) [Mid October 2008 - Mid July 2009] (the video clips in this post contain all that is known of these 2nd/Final demos)
[according to circa's twitter page on 04/27/09, "Colin just informed me that he made a playlist of every single idea we have. There are 450"]
[This could include rough, final and studio demos as well as jam/improv sessions from Circa Survive's entire span as a band (2004-2009)]
Posted 02 October 2008 - 07:37 PM
September, where'd you hear that The More You Get, The Less You Are was co-written by Steve?
Posted 02 October 2008 - 08:50 PM
Posted 02 October 2008 - 09:39 PM
...but not impossible. I'm just covering the bases.
Posted 02 October 2008 - 09:56 PM
Posted 02 October 2008 - 10:07 PM
Posted 03 October 2008 - 05:40 PM
i'd love just to hear a full version...
Posted 03 October 2008 - 05:51 PM
Posted 03 October 2008 - 11:20 PM
I was pulling out my heart so I could pin it to my sleeve
On display for you to see, I'm on display.
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