Circa Survive frontman Anthony Green promises the release of his first solo album, “Avalon,” earlier this week does not bode ill for the Philadelphiabased prog/modern rock band.
“A lot of people have said that — like, ‘Yo, what’s the deal with Circa?’” notes Green, 26, who recorded the album in Avalon, N.J. “I’m like, ‘Are you serious?’ I mean, I’m just putting out an album of songs, that’s all. I’m only touring it on this (solo) tour.
“That’s all I’ve got planned for this record. When most people put out records they’ve got a year or two-year plan; I’ve got a six-week window of opportunities to play some shows and that’s it.”
Green — who’s releasing an album later this year with another side project, the Sound of Animals Fighting, and has already started work on the next Circa Survive album — says “Avalon” was simply the result of having some songs around that he wanted to record that were of no interest to the band. His expectations for its commercial performance, Green claims, are minimal.
“It’s just a record I made by myself in eight days,” he explains. “I love it. I feel like it’s the coolest thing ever. If it does well, it’s great. If it doesn’t live up to whatever anybody’s gonna say about it, it’s not a big deal.
“The way I’m looking at it is, like, no pressure, no hassle, no expectations. I’ve heard people say, like, ‘Dude, you’re record’s gonna do insane (sales),’ and I laugh, ‘Are you serious?’ It’s not like this is groundbreaking new (music), y’know? I leave that up to Circa Survive.”
Anthony Green performs at 7 p.m. Friday (Aug. 8) at the Shelter, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit. Tickets are $12. Call (313) 961-6358 or visit www.livenation.com.
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