Circa Vitae
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Circa Vitae

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Today I went to the Jamendo blog where they have posted some excellent playlists. On playlist #3 I struck gold (also check out the hip-hop in playlist #4). Circa Vitae is a band that's hard to categorize.

They possess an experimental Radiohead sound, and seem to mix that with a college rock vibe. Circa Vitae released their CIRCA VITAE ep in December, and I recommend you download a copy. My favorite track on the album is "Pterodactyl", I also like "Tower." Male vocalist Britt and female vocalist Anna have a beautiful, contrasting sound over powerfull lyrics. The EP also sports transition tracks that mix a noise/classical sound. This EP is likely unlike anything you have ever heard, and a worthy add to any collection. -


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CIRCA VITAE is a diverse band that draws from many influences that include indie, experimental, and art rock. On the other hand, their songs are catchy enough to have pop qualities and edgy enough to hint at punk rock inspiration.

With the release of the self-titled EP in December of 2008, and the reputation of energetic live performances, CIRCA VITAE is generating a buzz in their hometown of Eugene and internationally.

With all five members hailing from different musical backgrounds, the collaboration of their efforts brings forth a plethora of human experience and emotion in the form of music. Britt Brady and Wesley Curtis, both on guitar, experiment with melodic noise washes and effects-driven riffs. The sound gains drive and energy with the dynamic rhythms of Thaddeus Moore on drums and prominent bass lines of Nate Beveridge. Ethereal vocal styling and multi-instrumental talent (violin, keys, and guitar) are served up by Anna Ponto, who joins Brady's wide vocal range and diverse style.

Circa Vitae uses music as a medium to transport listeners to common ground, a place where we all endure love, joy, alienation and suffering together. Awareness, humility and freedom of expression resonate through their music. The members of Circa Vitae create a soundscape laden with the full spectrum of human emotion, powered by internal fire.
CIRCA VITAE translates to “About Life”.