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Song Premiere: Circa Survive, 'Sharp Practice'

Listen to the band's new single from 'Violent Waves'

Circa Survive
Emily Shur
July 30, 2012 11:40 AM ET

Click to listen to Circa Survive's 'Sharp Practice'

Circa Survive are doing things a bit differently by releasing their fourth album, Violent Waves, on their own this August. The band's new single "Sharp Practice" – premiering exclusively on RollingStone.com – packs a slinky guitar progression that grooves in and out behind frontman Anthony Green's howling vocals.

"It was one of the first songs we wrote for the record that was upbeat and more rocking," Green told Rolling Stone. "I remember sending it out to the rest of the band after putting the vocals on it and being so stoked on their responses. When we were recording it in the studio all the screams and shouts got added and it made the whole song so much more powerful. It's up there as one of my favorite Circa songs."  

Violent Waves is set for an August 28th release and will be available on the band's website. Circa Surive will also kick off a North American trek with O'brother, Balance and Composure and Touche Amore on September 13th in New Haven, Connecticut. A full schedule is listed below:  

9/13 New Haven, CT - Toad's Place
9/14  New York, NY - Terminal 5
9/15  Boston, MA - House of Blues
9/16  Baltimore, MD - Ram's Head Live
9/18  Norfolk, VA - The NorVa
9/19  Charlotte, NC - Amos' Southend Music Hall
9/21  Atlanta, GA - Center Stage
9/22  Orlando, FL - Beacham Theatre
9/23  Ft Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
9/26  Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom
9/28  New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
9/29  Houston, TX - House of Blues
9/30  Dallas, TX - House of Blues
10/2  Austin, TX - Emo's East
10/3  San Antonio, TX - Sunset Station
10/5  Tempe, AZ - The Marquee
10/7  Pomona, CA - Fox Theatre
10/10  Los Angeles, CA - Club Nokia LA Live
10/11  San Francisco, CA -The Regency Ballroom
10/12  Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
10/13  Seattle, WA -The Showbox SoDo
10/15  Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue
10/16  Denver, CO - The Summit Music Hall
10/18  Lawrence, KS - Granada
10/19  Minneapolis, MN - Cabooze On The West Bank
10/20  Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre
10/21  Pontiac, MI - The Crofoot
10/24  Cleveland, OH - House of Blues Cleveland
10/25  Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
10/26  Syracuse, NY - Westcott Theater

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