Anthony Green (born April 15, 1982) is a musician from Holland, PA. He is currently the lead singer of Circa Survive, previously in the bands Saosin, The Sound of Animals Fighting, Audience of One, Jeer at Rome, High and Driving, and Zolof the Rock and Roll Destroyer.
Anthony Green joined California rock band Saosin in 2003 but left it in early 2004 after becoming dissatisfied with the group's musical direction. He then founded Philadelphia-based Circa Survive, which signed with Equal Vision Records, this new project changing his musical vision from the original Saosin "screamo" scene to indie/experimental. Within a year, they had released a limited edition tour EP, The Inuit Sessions, and a full-length album, Juturna. Anthony Green has since started a family but still tours with Circa Survive and continues solo work.
Circa Survive's shows included an opening slot on Thrice and My Chemical Romance's tour and Mae's headlining tour. They released their second album, On Letting Go, in May 2007. They parted with Equal Vision in August 2008. Their third album, Blue Sky Noise, was released in April 2010. In November 2010, they released an EP, called "Appendage".
The Sound of Animals Fighting:
Green was (from between 2004-2008) part of another side project with members of Finch, Rx Bandits, Days Away and Chiodos under the alias of The Skunk, each member of The Sound of Animals Fighting was equipped with an animal mask to hide their personas and give the band creative inspiration. His collaboration within this side project with contemporary musician Craig Owens (alias: Ram) has led to heated comparison of the two artists amongst fans. Despite previous personal issues with Owens, the two have performed a duet together. Green and Owens shared cover stories for Alternative Press in September 2008.
Anthony Green (Solo Work):
In December 2005, Green embarked on a four-date east coast mini solo tour, opening for Fred Mascherino (ex Taking Back Sunday, as The Color Fred) including a stop in his hometown, Philadelphia, PA on December 27, 2005, which was recorded in full. The set included some Circa Survive songs and some of his own.
Green also played two acoustic holiday shows on the east coast in December 2006.
Green played three acoustic shows towards the end of December 2007. He played a few songs with Good Old War, then known as 'KDT', for the first time live.
During the 2008 SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas, he played two daytime shows (including the Alternative Press party) as part of a five-date mini tour. For the Austin dates, he was accompanied by the band Good Old War, then known as 'Castles'.
Green announced his plans to record his first solo album in December 2007.
Avalon was recorded at 'The Big House' in Avalon, NJ between late February and early March 2008.
Keith Goodwin, Dan Schwartz and Tim Arnold of the band Good Old War played various instruments on the album.
Two music videos were shot before the album was released. "Dear Child (I've Been Dying To Reach You)" was shot on May 31, 2008 and released on July 23, 2008. "She Loves Me So" was shot in late July 2008 and released on December 15, 2008.
Avalon was released on August 5, 2008, peaking at #44 on the Billboard 200 in the United States.
In August and September 2008, he embarked on his first full fledged U.S. solo tour. Dubbed the 'I Still Feel Like A Child' tour, Good Old War again served as his backing band, but also played their own set as openers of the tour. His backing band for this tour also included Brendan Ekstrom and Nick Beard of Circa Survive. The main support act was Person L, the solo project of fellow Pennsylvania native Kenny Vasoli, singer of The Starting Line.
While Green was on the Avalon tour with 3/5th's of Circa Survive, Colin Frangicetto worked on his remixes of Avalon. He used instrumentation and vocals from the original Avalon recording session but also recorded many new instruments and parts himself. The remix album was released digitally on December 5, 2008. It was released as part of a preorder bundle for Avalon's first vinyl pressing. The physical compact disc of the remix album wasn't available until around January 20, 2009 when the vinyl bundles shipped.
Green announced the title of his second solo album as Beautiful Things in September 2009 while he and the rest of Circa Survive were in Toronto, Canada recording 'Blue Sky Noise'. The title comes from the lyrics of a Good Old War song entitled 'Lullaby' that Green adopted as his own. Anthony's version of 'Lullaby' became the closing track of the album.
Green announced on November 15, 2011 that his new solo album entitled Beautiful Things has a set release date of January 17, 2012.
Green released a live in-studio acoustic EP called "Beautiful December" on the last day of his 25 days of Christmas calender on December 25, 2011. The five song EP was recorded in November 2011 at Atlantic Records private studio 'Studio 1290'. Three B-Sides from this acoustic session have been released in January and February 2012.
Beautiful Things was released on January 17, 2012, peaking at #27 on the Billboard 200 in the United States.
A music video for the song 'Get Yours While You Can' was released on January 31, 2012.
From mid January to mid February 2012, Green with Good Old War as his backing band toured the U.S with support from The Dear Hunter.