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
Studio Rattlebox Studios, Toronto, Ontario
Metalworks Studios in Mississauga, Ontario
Genre
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
Circasurvive blueskynoisevinyllp 300.jpg
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic(83/100)[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AbsolutePunk4.5/5 stars[2]
AllMusic3/5 stars[3]
BLARE Magazine4.5/5 stars[4]
MusicReview4.5/5 stars[5]
Positivexposure4/5 stars[6]
Punknews.org4/5 stars[7]
Sputnikmusic4.5/5 stars[8]

Blue Sky Noise is the third studio album by American rock band Circa Survive, released on April 20, 2010 through Atlantic Records. It serves as the band's first release after departing from Equal Vision Records, and is a follow-up to their second studio album, On Letting Go (2007).

Background[edit]

In November 2008, the band rented a place in Pennsylvania that they used to write material for their next album.[9] In February 2009, the band performed a handful of shows in California.[10] During the tour, a video was posted online featuring the band playing a new song, titled "Frozen Creek".[11]

Recording and composition[edit]

The band's recording sessions for the album were completed in late October 2009 and mixing was completed on February 1, 2010 by Rich Costey.[12] Mastering was by Howie Weinberg.[13]

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.[14] "I Felt Free" impacted radio on October 5, 2010.[15]

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.[16][17]

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

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Circa Survive.

No.TitleLength
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
Total length:49:42

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". Archived from the original on September 5, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Punknews.org review". 
  8. ^ "Sputnikmusic review". 
  9. ^ "Circa Survive "Living Together"". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. November 10, 2008. Retrieved July 27, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Circa Survive announce new tour dates". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. December 16, 2008. Retrieved August 1, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Circa Survive live video of new song up". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. February 10, 2009. Retrieved August 1, 2017. 
  12. ^ "mixing is done". Facebook. Retrieved 2012-01-16. 
  13. ^ "Circa Survive "Blue Sky Noise" Discussion – Circa Survive Board". Circaboard.com. Retrieved 2012-01-16. 
  14. ^ "AllAccess.com Alternative eWeekly". AllAccess. May 18, 2010. Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  15. ^ "AllAccess.com Alternative eWeekly". AllAccess. September 28, 2010. Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  16. ^ "Twitter / Circa Survive: just for fun colin and i a". Twitter.com. August 9, 2009. Retrieved 2012-01-16. 
  17. ^ "Twitter / Circa Survive: @thrownawaythts there won'". Twitter.com. August 9, 2009. Retrieved 2012-01-16. 
  18. ^ "Blue Sky Noise (Deluxe Edition) track listing". Interpunk.com. Archived from the original on March 22, 2012. Retrieved March 28, 2010. 
  19. ^ "Blue Sky Noise (Deluxe) (ShockHound Exclusive Bonus Track Version)". Archived from the original on April 13, 2010. 
  20. ^ "Blue Sky Noise (iTunes Deluxe Version) Tracklisting". iTunes. Retrieved 2010-03-30.