Blue Sky Noise

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Blue Sky Noise
Blueskynoise.jpg
Studio album by Circa Survive
Released April 20, 2010 (2010-04-20)
Recorded August–October 2009 at Rattlebox Studios, Toronto, Canada, and Metalworks Studios in Mississauga, Ontario
Genre Indie rock, alternative rock, post-hardcore
Length 49:56
Label Atlantic
Producer David Bottrill
Circa Survive chronology
On Letting Go
(2007)
Blue Sky Noise
(2010)
Appendage EP
(2010)
Deluxe Vinyl Edition cover
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (83/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk 4.5/5 stars[2]
AllMusic 3/5 stars[3]
BLARE Magazine 4.5/5 stars[4]
MusicReview 4.5/5 stars[5]
Positivexposure 4/5 stars[6]
Punknews.org 4/5 stars[7]
Sputnikmusic 4.5/5 stars[8]

Blue Sky Noise is the third album by Circa Survive. It was released on April 20, 2010, by Atlantic Records.

Recording and composition[edit]

Studio recording was completed at the end of October 2009 and mixing was completed on February 1, 2010 by Rich Costey.[9] Mastering was by Howie Weinberg.[10]

This album marks a change in stylistic direction as it deviates from the band's previous blend of post-hardcore and progressive rock toward a more refined, indie rock influenced sound.

Release[edit]

On February 16, 2010, the band announced that its new album would be titled Blue Sky Noise, and would be released on April 20, 2010. The album was available for pre-order, and those who did so received a digital copy of the full deluxe version one week before the album's release, along with "Get Out" immediately on order. Circa Survive started filming a music video for "Get Out" on February 24 in New York City. On March 30, Circa Survive released "Imaginary Enemy" on their website. "Imaginary Enemy" impacted radio on May 25, 2010.[11] "I Felt Free" impacted radio on October 5, 2010.[12]

As with Circa Survive's previous two albums, the album artwork was created by Esao Andrews.

There are four other songs not included in the track list that Circa Survive has stated would be released separately from the album.[13][14]

The album was ranked at No. 9 on Myspace.com's Top 50 albums of 2010.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Circa Survive

No. Title Length
1. "Strange Terrain"   3:59
2. "Get Out"   3:05
3. "Glass Arrows"   4:12
4. "I Felt Free"   3:56
5. "Imaginary Enemy"   4:25
6. "Through the Desert Alone"   4:07
7. "Frozen Creek"   5:00
8. "Fever Dreams"   4:35
9. "Spirit of the Stairwell"   5:31
10. "The Longest Mile"   4:04
11. "Compendium"   1:49
12. "Dyed in the Wool"   4:59

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blue Sky Noise Reviews". Metacritic.com. Retrieved August 3, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Absolutepunk review". 
  3. ^ Monger, James Christopher. "Review: Blue Sky Noise". Allmusic. Retrieved April 22, 2010. 
  4. ^ "BLARE Magazine review". 
  5. ^ "MusicReview review". 
  6. ^ "Positivexposure review". 
  7. ^ "Punknews.org review". 
  8. ^ "Sputnikmusic review". 
  9. ^ "mixing is done". Facebook. Retrieved 2012-01-16. 
  10. ^ "Circa Survive "Blue Sky Noise" Discussion – Circa Survive Board". Circaboard.com. Retrieved 2012-01-16. 
  11. ^ "AllAccess.com Alternative eWeekly". AllAccess. May 18, 2010. Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  12. ^ "AllAccess.com Alternative eWeekly". AllAccess. September 28, 2010. Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Twitter / Circa Survive: just for fun colin and i a". Twitter.com. August 9, 2009. Retrieved 2012-01-16. 
  14. ^ "Twitter / Circa Survive: @thrownawaythts there won'". Twitter.com. August 9, 2009. Retrieved 2012-01-16. 
  15. ^ "Blue Sky Noise (Deluxe Edition) track listing". Interpunk.com. Retrieved 2010-03-28. 
  16. ^ "Blue Sky Noise (Deluxe) (ShockHound Exclusive Bonus Track Version)". 
  17. ^ "Blue Sky Noise (iTunes Deluxe Version) Tracklisting". iTunes. Retrieved 2010-03-30.