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New Circa Survive material comes out fighting

Circa Suvive Schema video screenshot

News broke last week that a) there was a new Circa Survive album on the way – something which excited me greatly, because I am a big fucking Circa Survive fangirl – and b) that we’d be getting a new song come Monday 27th October.

Agonisingly, we had to wait until about 9pm here in the UK for the song to drop, but the blow was softened by it being not just a song, but a video too:


The track, titled “Schema“, focuses on Circa singer Anthony Green training and getting in the ring with…well, a big fucking baby. And an angry one at that. We’re sure there are layers of meaning behind this, especially with the old men outside the ring, and the raven looking on, but from first impressions it’s just bizarre and disorientating – but above all that, this is the perfect song to push the Descensus hype train to full speed. It’s pretty much everything I could have wanted from a new Circa song and more.

They’re one of those bands that you either adore or you don’t get at all – which is fine, but please forgive me my indulgences if you’re in the latter group. A friend and I have been discussing “Schema” since it dropped a few hours ago, and we’ve come to the conclusion that Circa Survive are one of those bands that make you want to write music. Every song they write takes you on a journey – or put you through one – and the passion and precision behind every facet is astounding. There’s melody, musicianship – check that drop to half time in the second chorus – and even a fair amount of bite, which for a band who aren’t considered heavy, is actually a pretty prevalent facet of their music.

As my friend also said:

“The song is clever because it opens with the chorus, which means they can expand the middle section to an outro AND incorporate a verse inside it…absolute genius”

- Dan Stokes, Black Russian

All aboard, ladies and gents; next stop jizzville. Descensus will be released November 24th through Sumerian Records. Circa Survive will be on tour across the USA starting November 5th in support of the album. Full dates and a trailer featuring a snippet of another song below!

11/05 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
11/06 Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
11/11 New York, NY @ Best Buy Theatre
11/14 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre and Ballroom
11/15 Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot Ballroom
11/16 Champaign, IL @ Highdive*
11/20 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
11/21 Murray, UT @ Murray Theater
11/23 Seattle, WA @ Showbox At The Market
11/24 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
11/25 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
11/26 Pomona, CA @ The Fox Theater
11/28 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
11/29 Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia
11/30 Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
12/02 Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues
12/03 Austin, TX @ Emo’s
12/04 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Ballroom
12/06 Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre
12/07 Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
12/09 Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
12/10 Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
12/12 Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ SouthEnd
12/13 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
12/14 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

w/ Title Fight, Tera Melos (11/05 – 11/26) & Pianos Become The Teeth (11/28-12/14)

*11/16 – Title Fight only