Juturna (album)

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For the Roman goddess, see Juturna.
Juturna
Studio album by Circa Survive
Released April 19, 2005 (USA)
January 31, 2006 (Japan)
Recorded 2004-2005 at Salad Days Studio, Beltsville, Maryland
Genre Post-hardcore, alternative rock, progressive rock, psychedelic rock, emo, experimental rock
Length 52:33
Label Equal Vision
Producer Brian McTernan
Circa Survive chronology
The Inuit Sessions EP
(2005)
Juturna
(2005)
On Letting Go
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk (80%) link
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars link
Melodic.net 3.5/5 stars link

Juturna is the first album by American rock band Circa Survive. It was released on April 19, 2005, through Equal Vision Records and reached #183 on the Billboard 200 on May 7, 2005. Up to July 19, 2006, it had sold 74,896 copies.

Juturna is the Roman goddess of fountains, wells and springs. It was taken as the album title to symbolize a new beginning for the band members. It was originally the title of an unreleased song from an early demo of "The Great Golden Baby". The album artwork is by Esao Andrews.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Holding Someone's Hair Back"   3:22
2. "Act Appalled"   3:20
3. "Wish Resign"   4:14
4. "The Glorious Nosebleed"   3:13
5. "In Fear and Faith"   3:35
6. "The Great Golden Baby"   4:11
7. "Stop the Fuckin' Car"   4:22
8. "We're All Thieves"   4:53
9. "Oh, Hello"   2:36
10. "Always Getting What You Want"   4:01
11. "Meet Me in Montauk"   14:39

There is a hidden track, known as "House of Leaves", located at exactly 8:56, after the silence that follows "Meet Me in Montauk". After 'Juturna' leaked in late March 2005, fans on the Circa Survive Message Board (Circa Board) inquired about the title of the song. Guitarist Brendan Ekstrom responded, " 'Paranoid Flu' or 'House of Leaves' or 'I completely forget what we called it.' or 'Blues'." Fans on the Circa Board took to calling it "House of Leaves" and it stuck world wide. It is a reference to House of Leaves, a book by Mark Z. Danielewski. The song is said to be in the perspective of the main character in the novel, Johnny Truant.

The song "Stop the Fuckin' Car" had its name censored to "Stop the Car" on the track listing on the back of the CD case. However, it is listed as "Stop the Fuckin' Car" on the booklet inside the case.

"Suspending Disbelief", from The Inuit Sessions, was originally intended to be on Juturna.

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