Pegasus Festival happened outside of Dallas, Texas this weekend. This is the first festival for Ghostlight Concerts, and they did a decent job.The big draw was Brand New but in true Brand-New-style, there were a lot of let down fans. Luckily, Circa Survive, Bad Books, PM Today, and Residual Kid were there to save the day. Hit the replies to read my full review of the festival.
Brand New took one hundred years to actually take the stage and opened with "Sowing Season," followed by a lot of Daisy and D&G.
St. Louis trio Lobby Boxer are releasing a self-titled EP today via Save Your Generation Records, and we're excited to bring you an exclusive stream of the entire thing. Plus if you like what you hear, the whole thing is available for free download here. Fans of Circa Survive should dig on this.
Circa Survive will tour the United States this summer, performing in venues that are perhaps a little smaller than they normally play. Check the dates in the replies; no support has been announced as of yet.
Sunny Day Real Estate will release new recorded music for the first time since 2000 on a split with Circa Survive. The song is titled "Lipton Switch" and Circa's is "Bad Heart," recorded after the release of Violent Waves. The split will be limited to 2,500 vinyl records and is due out on Record Store Day (April 19th). Check out the art in the replies.
If you were expecting to see Circa Survive next week in Toronto on the Uproar Fest, we have some badnews. The band is facing some border issues that are out of their control, so they will be unable to make it. The band is working on smaller shows up there in the near future to make up for it.
Somehow, Anthony Green of Circa Survive cracked one of his ribs which forced the band to cancel their show in Detroit last night. After a few days of rest, the band plans on continuing forward and finishing the tour as planned. All of us here at AP.net send our best wishes for a speedy recovery to Anthony.
Last week I met up with Colin Frangicetto to talk about music and art. I began writing what was supposed to be last week's column, but other factors in my life got in the way, and I returned to it this week. At the same time, discussion brewed again about Buzzmedia "buying up all the punk stock" or whatever, and it just sort of hit me about how much we complain about the price of art and our trades versus the creation of it. You can read my very long rant on the subject here. This week I have one question for you: How much of your time, money and effort have you put into something you loved for more than just the return? Take this weekend to make like The Hold Steady, and try to stay...
Colin Frangicetto and Circa Survive wish to thank everyone for their support of the new record, Violent Waves, which is out today. This past weekend he opened up about the early leak of the record and wanted to share his thoughts.
O'Brother will release the Basement Window EP on September 18th digitally with a vinyl release to follow on October 30th. They're also going out on the road with Circa Survive, Touché Amoré and Balance & Composure this fall. EP and tour info can be seen in the replies.
At last night's CD release show for Circa Survive's new album, Violent Waves, the band performed "The Lottery" with Geoff Rickly of Thursday. You can watch the video in the replies. Don't forget you can stream and pre-order the new album on the band's website as well.