The latest album from Anthony Green and co... Pain is a strange and cruel currency for an artist; to be profitable in its trade you must already be bankrupt, to have your work legitimised and authenticated by it you must first be broken and to experience its successes you must potentially lose more than you could ever gain back. Unfortunately, Circa Survive frontman Anthony Green has a great deal of insight into this predicament.
Neo-progressive emo-punk outfit Circa Survive's major-label follow-up to 2007’s On Letting Go is (not surprisingly, considering the Atlantic emblem on the spine) the group’s most commercial effort to date. Grammy-winning producer David Bottrill (Tool, Muse, King Crimson) reined in some of the more frenetic aspects of the band’s past, allowing more room for vocalist Anthony Green to fill with angst. Blue Sky Noise's front-loaded singles, “Strange Terrain” and “Get Out,” are radio- and action/sci-fi/horror soundtrack-ready, employing just enough edge to please longtime fans and more than enough polish to lure Hot Topic customers into the nearest record store/download hub.