The band from Doylestown, Pa., schedules its new album for an August release followed by almost two full months of solid touring beginning in mid-September.
Circa Survive’s new album, Violent Waves, arrives Aug. 28, but you won’t find it among the CDs in Target or Walmart. Instead, the band is taking a complete DIY approach by distributing the album directly to fans sans any label or distributor.
To accomplish this bit of self-marketing, Circa Survive has partnered with Topspin Media, The Uprising Creative and Firebrand to construct a Web-delivery system. Fans can choose from several different album packages, including a basic download consisting of the digital tracks and priced at $5.
But Circa Survive is betting its fans will want more than a collection of MP3s. For example, one deluxe package for the vinyl release of Violent Waves includes packaging hand-painted by bandmembers.
Circa Survive is also distributing “Suitcase,” the first single from Violent Waves, for free via the band’s website.
“Collectively we’ve run the gamut from working with really small DIY labels to big indies all the way to a major label,” Circa Survive guitarist Colin Frangicetto said. “The band has learned a ton from each of those experiences and at this point feel confident in our ability to successfully produce, release and promote a record on our own. There’s really nothing more satisfying to us then bringing our vision to the world in this way.”
After playing two album-release shows at Philadelphia’s Union Transfer Aug. 24-25, the band launches its tour in Connecticut and rumbles across the country and back, wrapping in New York. Here’s the routing:
Sept. 13 – New Haven, Conn., Toad's Place
Sept. 14 – New York City, N.Y., Terminal 5
Sept. 15 – Boston, Mass., House Of Blues Boston Presented By Foxwoods Resort Casino
Sept. 16 – Baltimore, Md., Rams Head Live!
Sept. 18 – Norfolk, Va., NorVa
Sept. 19 – Charlotte, N.C., Amos' SouthEnd
Sept. 21 – Atlanta, Ga., Center Stage
Sept. 22 – Orlando, Fla., The Beacham
Sept. 23 – Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Revolution
Sept. 26 – Nashville, Tenn., Cannery Ballroom
Sept. 28 – New Orleans, La., House Of Blues
Sept. 29 – Houston, Texas, House Of Blues
Sept. 30 – Dallas, Texas, House Of Blues
Oct. 2 – Austin, Texas, Emo's
Oct. 3 – San Antonio, Texas, Sunset Station Lonestar Pavilion
Oct. 5 – Tempe, Ariz., The Marquee
Oct. 7 – Pomona, Calif., Fox Theater Pomona
Oct. 10 – Los Angeles, Calif., Club Nokia
Oct. 11 – San Francisco, Calif., The Regency Ballroom
Oct. 12 – Portland, Ore., Wonder Ballroom
Oct. 13 – Seattle, Wash., Showbox At The Market
Oct. 15 – Salt Lake City, Utah, In The Venue
Oct. 16 – Denver, Colo., Summit Music Hall
Oct. 18 – Lawrence, Kan., Granada Theatre
Oct. 19 – Minneapolis, Minn., The Cabooze
Oct. 20 – Chicago, Ill., Vic Theatre
Oct. 21 – Pontiac, Mich., Crofoot Ballroom
Oct. 24 – Cleveland, Ohio, House Of Blues
Oct. 25 – Buffalo, N.Y., The Town Ballroom
Oct. 26 – Syracuse, N.Y., The Westcott Theater
Touché Amoré and Balance & Composure appear on all shows. O’Brother appears on all shows except Atlanta and Orlando.
A special fan presale begins June 27 and general onsales launch June 29. Visit CircaSurvive.com for more information.