by Anthony Ambrose
Circa Survived performed at Union Transfer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on August 25, 2012 in support of their fourth full-length record, Violent Waves, with support from Balance and Composure; this was the second of two sold-out record release party shows.
The following is a quick review and setlist recap.
Balance and Composure, playing as a five-piece joined by Ned Russin on bass, sounded flawless. The band embraced their inner Brand New more than ever — in a good way. It’s too bad the crowd was genuinely disinterested during their lengthy set.
Show Your Face
I Can’t Do This Alone
Circa Survive melted a thousand faces across fifteen songs with confetti, balloons, and a near-perfect performance. Anthony Green never sounded better. “Frozen Creek” was apparently chopped from the setlist last minute.
The Lottery (with Geoff Rickly)
Holding Someone’s Hair Back
Through The Desert Alone
The Difference Between Medicine and Poison Is In The Dose
Always Getting What You Want
Stop The Fucking Car
Birth of the Economic Hit Man
In Fear and Faith
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