Anthony Green (musician) : biography
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’.
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.
Jackie Haenn (2008)
In November 2008, Green released a two song EP entitled, Jackie Haenn to help fund his cousin-in-law’s medical transport fees after she was injured in a car accident on Halloween. The songs are the B-sides recorded during the Avalon recording session.
Avalon [Remixes] (2008)
While Green was on the Avalon tour with 3/5ths of Circa Survive, Colin Frangicetto worked on his remixes of Avalon in Doylestown, PA. 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.
Beautiful December (2011)
Green released a live in-studio acoustic EP called Beautiful December on the last day of his 25 days of Christmas calendar 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 were released in January and February 2012.https://twitter.com/#!/AnthonyGreen/status/150810985035345920
Beautiful Things (2012)
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 album was mainly recorded in early January 2011 at The Big House in Avalon, NJ by producer Jason Cupp. Once again the members of Good Old War served as his backup band and helped shape the feel of the songs much more than for Avalon. The album 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. The album was mixed at least seven times over the course of 2011. Green announced the release date on November 15, 2011. 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 shot in late November 2011 and released on January 31, 2012. This album also included many of his friends and idols such as Dave Davison of Maps and Atlases, Nate Ruess of Fun, Chino Moreno of Deftones, and Ida Maria to add some variety to his music.http://www.raggedmag.com/images/uploads/FINAL_RAGGED16.pdf Anthony Green describes "Beautiful Things as, "The whole album is sort of about people and the victories you have with them. When I decided on the title, I wasn’t thinking of a concrete thing."
Beautiful Things Tour (1st Leg)
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.
Beautiful Spring (2012)
On June 5, 2012, Green released a live EP recorded on February 14 and 15, 2012 during the first leg of the tour. The album was available for free and also available to download for a donation of any amount. The free version of the album consists of five live tracks with Good Old War as his backing band. The donation version contains the five live tracks plus an a cappella demo of Green singing ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’ with his son James. The live songs were mixed by Casey Crescenzo.