UC Theatre, Berkeley
November 13, 2018
American rock band Circa Survive quickly made a name for themselves in the indie music scene in just a little over two years with their 2005 debut album, Juturna, and second album, On Letting Go, released in 2007. Both albums were released on Equal Visio Records. Their third album, Blue Sky Noise, was released via Atlantic Records in 2010, to critical acclaim. After parting ways with Atlantic Records, the band’s fourth album, Violent Waves, was released independently in 2012. Their fifth album, Descensus, was released by Sumerian Records in 2014, and their sixth, The Amulet, with Hopeless Records in October 2017. Circa Survive is from the Philadelphia suburb of Doylestown, formed in 2004. The band, led by Anthony Green, consists of former members from Saosin, This Day Forward, and Taken.
Circa Survive draw influences from soft rock, post-hardcore, experimental rock, emo, progressive rock, art rock, and pop musicians, According to lead singer Anthony Green, Circa Survive have been influenced by Deftones, Paul Simon, dredg, and Björk. Green cites Nirvana as a major influence, with Circa Survive frequently performing covers of Nirvana songs.