Violent Waves

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Violent Waves
Violent Waves cover.jpg
Studio album by Circa Survive
Released August 28, 2012 (2012-08-28)
Recorded April 2012 (2012-04) at Studio 4 Recording Studios, West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
Genre Indie rock, post-hardcore, progressive rock
Length 55:17
Label Self-released, Sumerian Records (deluxe edition)
Producer Circa Survive
Circa Survive chronology
Appendage (EP)
(2010)Appendage (EP)2010
Violent Waves
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk (90%)[1]
Alter the Press! 4.5/5 stars[2]
Alternative Press 4.5/5 stars[3]
Blare Magazine 4/5 stars[4]
Consequence of Sound 3.5/5 stars[5]
mAltIntel 3.5/5 stars[6]
Mind Equals Blown 4.5/5 stars[7]
Revolver 4/5 stars[8]
Sputnikmusic 3.5/5 stars[9]

Violent Waves is the fourth studio album by the American rock band Circa Survive. It was released on August 28, 2012. As Circa Survive wanted a record that would capture the band's live sound, where they felt the magic of the band lay, they recorded the album in one week and produced it themselves. Violent Waves is also Circa Survive's first and only album released without a record label.

The album debuted at #3 on the Top Modern Rock/Alternative Albums and #15 on the Billboard Top 200 without any label or distribution support.[10]

Recording started on April 16, 2012 and was completed on April 24, 2012 at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, PA. Additional production by Will Yip & Vince Ratti. Engineered by Will Yip & Vince Ratti. Mixed by Vince Ratti with assistance from Will Yip.

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

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Circa Survive.

No. Title Length
1. "Birth of the Economic Hit Man" 7:12
2. "Sharp Practice" 4:10
3. "Suitcase (feat. Rachel Minton of Zolof the Rock and Roll Destroyer)" 4:38
4. "The Lottery (feat. Geoff Rickly of Thursday)" 4:44
5. "My Only Friend" 5:53
6. "Phantasmagoria" 4:13
7. "Think of Me When They Sound" 4:38
8. "Brother Song" 4:45
9. "Bird Sounds" 3:48
10. "Blood from a Stone" 3:58
11. "I'll Find a Way" 7:18
Total length: 55:17