Stream the new Circa Surive album; release show(s) this Friday and Saturday at Union Transfer - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

Locally-rooted post-punk band Circa Survive are releasing their fourth album, Violent Waves, next Tuesday on August 28. The album was a total DIY effort – the band did not bring in outside producers on this one, and are self-releasing it. They will be holding two album release shows in their hometown of Philadelphia this weekend at Union Transfer. On Friday night they will be joined by Bear Hands, along with Birdie Num Num and the Spirit Squad. Saturday features performances from Balance and Composure and Grimace Federation. It has been rumored that their album will be available for purchase at the show, but it is not officially available until Tuesday. If you can’t make it to the show, you can pre-order Violent Waves on the band’s page. Rolling Stone is streaming the album now, and you can listen here. Tickets to this weekend’s shows are $20 per day, doors open at 7 p.m. Below, read a letter from Circa Survive to their fans.

Greetings All!

We are excited to announce that we have chosen to self-release our 4th album, “Violent Waves” on August 28th.

Over the years we have been on both indie and major record labels. We are thankful for the opportunities we’ve had with them but it’s 2012 and we want to try something we’ve never done before. We produced this record ourselves. This is raw Circa Juice straight from us to you. We also paid for it with our own money; money that likely came from you buying a ticket or t-shirt over the years. All in all we have never been more deeply involved in every aspect of creating a record.

Starting now you can pre-order “Violent Waves” directly from our website. The digital version will only be $5. We’ve tried to make it as affordable as possible and we hope you’ll help us by spreading the word to your friends and families so we can continue doing what we love. By choosing to download or buy our record straight from us you are choosing to give our band a future and are directly supporting us and our families.

As a band we will always support independent record stores – any store that wants to carry our record is welcome to order it directly from us as well. The record will also be available on iTunes. We’re also really excited to announce a US tour in support of the record in the Fall, and two special release shows in Philadelphia August 24th and 25th. All tickets will go on sale this Friday, check your email for pre-sale information which will start on Wednesday. Touche Amore, Balance and Composure and O’brother will be supporting us on the tour. Openers for Philadelphia will be announced soon.

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. Big thanks to our friend Esao Andrews for once again creating the perfect artwork to match our sounds, and most importantly thanks to you for your endless support.

Infinite Love,

Circa Survive

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