Anthony Green (musician) : biography
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). Three studio albums were recorded during their time together, Tiger and the Duke (2004), Lover, the Lord Has Left Us… (2006) and The Ocean and the Sun (2008). They played four shows in August 2006 of which one was recorded for a live DVD and CD entitled, We Must Become the Change We Want to See (2007).
Immediately after quitting Saosin Green founded Philadelphia-based Circa Survive, which signed with Equal Vision Records, this new project changing his musical vision from the post-hardcore ("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. 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 on Atlantic Records. In November 2010, they released an EP called Appendage also on Atlantic Records. Their self-produced fourth album, Violent Waves, was released on August 28, 2012.
Keep A Breast
Anthony and Circa Survive have been involved with The Keep A Breast Foundation since 2006. They are a global, youth-focused, nonprofit breast cancer organization. Their mission is to eradicate breast cancer for future generations. They provide support programs for young people impacted by cancer and educate about prevention, early detection, and cancer-causing toxins in our everyday environment. In 2012, Anthony Green was dubbed an ‘Ambassador’ for The Keep A Breast Foundation and accompanied him on the first leg of his ‘Beautiful Things Tour’.
Anthony Green is also involved with the non-profit organization Invisible Children. The goal of Invisible Children is to bring about awareness to the Lord’s Resistance Army(LRA) and end the abuse and abductions of children to be used as soldiers in central Africa.Invisible Children: Rough Cut, Russel, Bailey, Poole. 2006 Anthony Green, along with several other musicians, have helped raise money through music and help spread awareness.Invisible Children, http://blog.invisiblechildren.com/tag/benefit-concert/ There have also been several benefit concerts in which the proceeds go towards the Invisible Children group.Breaking the Silence, http://anthonygreenschildren.com/benefit-for-invisible-children-breaking-the-silence/ On April 17, 2008 Circa Survive released a B-Side from the ‘On Letting Go’ recording sessions called ‘1,000 Witnesses’ with proceeds going towards Invisible Children. In addition, Anthony Green has also donated autographed instruments to be auctioned off by Invisible Children.Invisible Children Auctions, http://www.absolutepunk.net/showthread.php?t=2023992
Save Siren Records
On June 30, 2008 Circa Survive released another B-Side from the ‘On Letting Go’ recording sessions entitled "The Most Dangerous Commercials" as a digital download. The proceeds of the release went to benefit a record store in Doylestown, PA called ‘Siren Records’. They were in danger of being evicted and losing all the merchandise that they had in the store. They needed $20,000 to pay the landlord, get their merchandise out of the building and to rent a new store front to continue the business. They must’ve reached their goal because Siren Records is still open. Colin and Anthony from Circa Survive have been going to Siren Records for years and it is a sentimental place for them. Anthony once even changed the lyrics of a cover song he plays live by the band Good Old War, called ‘Coney Island’ to ‘Siren Records’. Bob Meadows, singer of the band ‘A Life Once Lost’ is a part owner of the record store and has been a friend to Colin and Anthony since high school.