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REVIEW: Circa Survive – ‘Descensus’

Artist: Circa Survive
Album: Descensus
Genre: Progressive Rock, Experimental
Label: Sumerian Records

On their fifth full-length, Descensus, Circa Survive have reinvented themselves with staggering efficiency, resulting in their most abrasive, well-rounded attempt to date. A stark divergence from 2012’s Violent Waves, the ten-track effort is laden with the same soaring intricacies that fans have grown to love, only this time around, they are implemented with a unified sense of purpose. Introspective and upfront, it is a perfect blend of all the band’s past embodiments, littered with enough nuance to keep you on the edge of your seat.

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Circa Survive Stream “Only The Sun”

Hold on to your butts, rock fans. Circa Survive have shared a new song off their forthcoming album and it’s guaranteed to make your day a bit better.

Titled “Only The Sun,” the latest offering off Descensus is a large and dramatic track that offers a little bit of everything Circa fans have come to expect from the alternative rock headliners. It’s not a great departure from their previous material, but on repeat listens it becomes increasingly clear that the band are trying to push their sound in new directions without abandoning the world of music that has supported them …

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Circa Survive Release Video For New Single, Launch Pre-orders For ‘Descensus’

It’s been less than two weeks since Circa Survive officially announced their fifth LP, Descensus, which is due out on November 24 through their new label, Sumerian Records.

Following the brief teaser found with the announcement, the band has released a visually stunning and disturbingly surreal new video for the album’s lead single, entitled “Schema,” which we heard a brief snippet of in the album’s initial trailer. Clocking in at nearly five minutes in length, our first taste of Descensus wastes no time introducing us to the aggressive nature in which the album opens, musically reminiscent of labelmates The …

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Circa Survive Announce New Album ‘Descensus,’ Share New Song Clip

Circa Survive have been quite busy since partnering with Sumerian Records back in September to re-issue their 2012 album Violent Waves as well as a DVD release of their unforgettable performance at The Shrine in Los Angeles. Today, the band has announced the release of their long awaited fifth LP, titled Descensus.

Little is still known about the album through the initial announcement except for the release date of November 24 through Sumerian and that a brand new song and pre-order bundles will be released on October 27.

You can watch the album teaser below which includes an excellent …

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Anthony Green Releases ‘Prevention Songs,’ Will Donate Proceeds To Suicide Prevention

In case you needed another reason to adore Circa Survive‘s frontman Anthony Green, then here it is.

It seems Green was inspired to utilize his musical influence in light of Robin Williams’ passing earlier this week as he has released two songs under the title Prevention Songs. The two tracks are available at a “pay what you want” price, and Green has promised to donate 100% of the proceeds to American Association For Suicide Prevention. You can see what he had to say about the songs and his reasoning behind publishing them today below:

“I’m excited to share …

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Saosin Working On “New Tunes” With Anthony Green

Earlier in the day, the internet was set abuzz with the news that Saosin may potentially be writing new music with former vocalist Anthony Green, who until recently dedicated his time to his solo work and more prominent venture, Circa Survive. The rumor itself stemmed from a status update posted to the outfit’s official Facebook page, which referenced the group’s upcoming weekend run, which began tonight in Anaheim, CA. You can view said status here.

Now, as exciting as this news may appear, it is also important to make note of its ambiguity. While it opens …

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UTG PHOTOS: Skate And Surf Festival 2014

If you’re a regular viewer of Under The Gun Review, I’m sure you’ve seen the wave of interviews we’ve been providing over the past week. At Skate And Surf, we had sit-downs with the likes of Fucked Up, Citizen, Knuckle Puck, Front Porch Step, Bellwether, Hidden In Plain View and Animals As Leaders.

We decided to share some photos from the weekend we spent in Asbury Park, bringing you sets with our buddies in Bellwether and Citizen, all the way down the line to the reunion of Saosin with Anthony Green, Midtown, and more.

Check out below the jump to …

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Saosin Post “Seven Years” Rehearsal Video

Slowly but surely more and more dates are trickling in for Saosin and Anthony Green performing live together again. Skate and Surf Festival is this weekend; they also announced a few dates in June in Southern California. And just last night we found out that they would be appearing at Chicago’s Riot Fest.

If the idea of seeing the performance wasn’t exciting enough, try this on for size.

Guitarist Justin Shekoski posted a few short clips of the band practicing, one of which was “Seven Years,” which was off the only recorded music Green ever created with the band, Translating

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Saosin Announce Weekend Reunion Tour with Anthony Green

As most of you know, Anthony Green was the lead singer that helped boost Saosin to fame before they parted ways and Circa Survive was formed. After the news that he would be playing a reunion show with Saosin at Skate and Surf, the idea of a possible tour never rested in the minds of fans.

And today, the hopeful Saosin supporters have been rewarded. Well, if you live in California or can make it to New Jersey for Skate and Surf. Most of us will be unable to see this once in a lifetime set of shows, but stay …

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Required Listening: Circa Survive – “Scentless Apprentice” (Nirvana Cover)

It’s Record Store Day! We hope those of you who were able to shop this morning got out and did your part to celebrate and support the industry we’ve dedicated our lives to covering, but even if you left as soon as you woke up today there is a good chance you came home with a few items missing from your RSD wish list. We cannot help you acquire those records, but we can help you experience some of the music you may be missing.

Circa Survive were one of a dozen artists chosen to cover a song off Nirvana

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Skate And Surf Festival Announces Lineup Including Midtown Reunion, Saosin With Anthony Green

After a chaotic return in 2013 that was marred by bad weather, delays, and poor planning, Skate and Surf Festival has pulled out all of the stops to make the 2014 edition, which takes place May 17 and 18 in Middletown, New Jersey, a memorable one for all the right reasons. The first steps in the right direction are the two big surprises at the top of the bill.

Skate and Surf 2014 will play host to the long-awaited reunion of New Jersey pop punk heroes Midtown, who have been inactive since 2005. Members have gone on to play …

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Anthony Green Performs Live At AltarTV Studios

Anthony Green recently stopped by the AltarTV studios to perform a set of acoustic songs, and you can enjoy the performance for yourself by following the jump.

Green released his third full-length, Young Legs, back in November, which was produced by Will Yip and peaked at number 67 on the Billboard 200 charts. Like his previous two releases, the tremendously talented Good Old War provided accompaniment throughout the album.

Since his humble beginnings, Green has more than validated himself as a stellar live performer, and this most recent presentation is no different. Check it out below, and be sure …