The first time I heard Circa Survive's "Meet Me in Montauk," Green's airy vocals floated drearily on the clouds, conjuring images of blurry children playing outside in colorless photos. Whether with Circa Survive, Saosin, the Sounds of Animals Fighting, or solo, Green can hold his own with his powerful musical genius and unique vocal stylings.
In August, he will be holding his own, as he will be releasing his solo album, entitled Avalon.
But let's be honest, Green has been the life-force behind at least two of his three most notable projects. For instance, his spectacular vocals propelled Saosin to their current spot at the top of the post-hardcore roster. Really, these guys haven't been able to produce nearly the same way they used to following the loss of Green.
And Circa Survive, Green's child, his 'great golden baby,' if you will. Talk about a work of art. Circa Survive has found a confused medium in the neatly packaged world of post-hardcore, carving out an almost impossible-to-replicate niche. Circa Survive's carefully crafted first album, Juturna, flows eerily into the sophomore full-length, On Letting Go, together fueling a musical concept that's all but unparalleled by any contemporary artist I've heard.
Of course, Green's other most recent offering comes from the Sounds of Animals Fighting, but the drugged-induced melee of SOAF can hardly be attributed solely to the talents of Green; the band also includes members of RX Bandits, Finch, Chiodos, and Days Away.
So Green is working on this new solo project, and it sounds like some pretty rad shit. Everything else he's done has been rad, so why not a solo project?
"The scream within the misteaching of a metaphor / Breathing out the lie (I've been fooled)."
-- Anthony Green, "Handshakes at Sunrise"