i'm making a circa survive thread on ilm

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there i did it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aossqmZEbto

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Wednesday, 9 February 2022 21:30 (nine months ago) link

this is the sickest prog emo band going and i just needed some real estate on ilm devoted to them

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Wednesday, 9 February 2022 21:56 (nine months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFPrUeEgPnE

the song that dares to ask "what if kate bush was an emo band"

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Wednesday, 9 February 2022 22:17 (nine months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDCwLQnmedU

infinite siiiiiilence
flowing right in with the dawn
this is wrong, this is wrong
and i cannot sleep without the radio on

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Thursday, 10 February 2022 03:23 (nine months ago) link

i think to ears less punished by a steady diet of emo the first two circa survive albums may come off as monotonous but once you adjust they really are special, the guitars are like winds crisscrossing in a psychedelic storm

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Thursday, 10 February 2022 04:02 (nine months ago) link

one of my former students is obsessed w this band, i always associate them with her

class project pat (m bison), Thursday, 10 February 2022 04:03 (nine months ago) link

aw that rules!!!!

i've found they're a very easy band to get obsessed with lol

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Thursday, 10 February 2022 14:24 (nine months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ud6v9ZnCj8

violent waves is probably their least beloved record but for whatever reason (wanting to hear circa survive in college because their album covers were radical but feeling i already had my plate full keeping up with coheed and cambria idk, it was honestly the same thing with mewithoutyou) it was the first one i heard. i didn't return to it much but i think almost all of circa survive's music rewards attention, some of their songs blur by like mathcore and are only legible after you hear them a few times ("semi-constructive criticism"), and the hooks can be so unusual, angling through the songs like crooked trees, appearing strange until your ears adjust to the landscape ("at night it gets worse"). so returning to this record and really falling for the seven-minute opening track which blooms with a quiet heaviness like space nebulae was a kind of expected surprise

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Friday, 11 February 2022 22:51 (nine months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sptRErUJbos

i figured i might as well post "at night it gets worse," a late career masterpiece in that i don't think early circa would've had the patience to take this kind of extended walking tour through the ruins. the kind of song that, even though it has a legible structure (verse/chorus/verse/chorus/outro) feels like it gets more and more lost as it goes, trees branching like giant skeleton hands overhead

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Monday, 14 February 2022 19:40 (nine months ago) link

eight months pass...

wow sorry i missed this thread months ago! havent really kept up with them for over a decade. i need to check out the recent-ish records and the new release from this year

im a beacon of light (Spottie), Monday, 7 November 2022 07:23 (three weeks ago) link

this new sound is cool
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjIu_GF6skE

im a beacon of light (Spottie), Monday, 7 November 2022 07:28 (three weeks ago) link

"late nap" is prob my favorite song from either EP

anyway welcome to the thread spottie my brother in rock bands ilm doesn't really talk about at all

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Monday, 7 November 2022 15:42 (three weeks ago) link

also circa is officially on indefinite hiatus so... plenty of time to catch up lol

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Monday, 7 November 2022 15:43 (three weeks ago) link

last decade of circa summary:

violent waves: maybe my favorite at this point but distinctly a grower
descensus: very fun, especially whenever it seems on the verge of becoming a dumb hard rock/metal record
the amulet: their most consistent record, makes me cry
new EPs: their most daring body of work, kinda sucks they're hanging it up for the moment

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Monday, 7 November 2022 15:50 (three weeks ago) link

Always wrote these guys off, for some reason I had it in my head that they were another meh metalcore band for some reason. What's their proggiest one? Feels like that would be my way in.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 7 November 2022 16:14 (three weeks ago) link

last decade of circa summary:

violent waves: maybe my favorite at this point but distinctly a grower
descensus: very fun, especially whenever it seems on the verge of becoming a dumb hard rock/metal record
the amulet: their most consistent record, makes me cry
new EPs: their most daring body of work, kinda sucks they're hanging it up for the moment

― flamenco drop (BradNelson), Monday, November 7, 2022 8:50 AM (twenty-seven minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

nice thanks. diving in chronologically.

im a beacon of light (Spottie), Monday, 7 November 2022 16:28 (three weeks ago) link

hm that’s actually a tough question to answer… would suggest on letting go (fan favorite, several songs are pretty dense for how catchy they are) or blue sky noise (not their proggiest in songwriting, actually v poppy and accessible, but takes you on a journey anyway) as a gateway

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Monday, 7 November 2022 16:29 (three weeks ago) link

xp to jvc

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Monday, 7 November 2022 16:29 (three weeks ago) link

forgot how much i love their production. will yip is real good.

im a beacon of light (Spottie), Monday, 7 November 2022 16:30 (three weeks ago) link

Thanks Brad, your stamp of approval makes me curious.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 7 November 2022 16:38 (three weeks ago) link

i mentioned this on the emo thread a few months ago, but green is now part of an emo supergroup called l.s. dunes, also featuring frank iero from mcr, travis stever from coheed, and the rhythm section from thursday. album (produced by yip!) comes out this friday, seems like it's gonna cook

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b00u9ba1EwE

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Monday, 7 November 2022 16:42 (three weeks ago) link

that sounds great. i ddint know there was an emo thread this year.. going through that now too.

im a beacon of light (Spottie), Monday, 7 November 2022 17:20 (three weeks ago) link

I too will be trying to catch up, big fan of green’s. Thanks brad

calstars, Monday, 7 November 2022 19:49 (three weeks ago) link

i did a deep dive on some interviews and live performances last night. seems like a very genuine dude.

im a beacon of light (Spottie), Monday, 7 November 2022 19:59 (three weeks ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XiS5L_04Lo

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Wednesday, 9 November 2022 18:26 (three weeks ago) link

idk why i was slacking on these guys for so long. these sessions sound great.

im a beacon of light (Spottie), Wednesday, 9 November 2022 18:34 (three weeks ago) link

l.s. dunes record is even better than i expected

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Sunday, 13 November 2022 20:54 (two weeks ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfBdx58hnBU

parts of it kinda sound like a lost '90's alt rock record

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Sunday, 13 November 2022 20:56 (two weeks ago) link

lives up to the "supergroup" designation bc it really does sound like all the best components of the bands involved crushed together. title track chorus is so mcr

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Sunday, 13 November 2022 21:07 (two weeks ago) link

“Blender” rips

calstars, Sunday, 13 November 2022 22:20 (two weeks ago) link

liking this

im a beacon of light (Spottie), Monday, 14 November 2022 20:59 (two weeks ago) link

Haven't made it to Circa Survive yet because I can't stop playing this LS Dunes record. This is so so good.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 17 November 2022 21:37 (two weeks ago) link

The first time those "shoobie-doos" kicked in on "Sleep Cult" nearly ended me.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 17 November 2022 22:05 (two weeks ago) link

Right? Was not expecting

calstars, Thursday, 17 November 2022 22:14 (two weeks ago) link

this ls dunes record really is great

im a beacon of light (Spottie), Sunday, 20 November 2022 07:57 (one week ago) link


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