This is an odd one for us to be posting for sure, but there is a reason, trust me. In my highest peak of untr00 in 2010 I named Circa Survive‘s Blue Sky Noise as my favourite non-heavy album of the year, and contender for the ultimate crown that year. It’s a really fucking special record, and also has the added benefit of being one that I can blast without making my girlfriend’s ears bleed.

Anthony Green is Circa Survive’s exceptional frontman – although he can be somewhat divisive, in that his vocal style is quite effeminate (it’s not ridiculous by any stretch, but the height his voice can reach at times is beyond ranges others employ) – but he also has his own solo work beyond the band, and he’s releasing his new record Beautiful Things next week on January 16th.

Particularly interesting for you guys is that Deftones‘ Chino Moreno guest stars on one of the album’s bonus tracks, as well as Ida Maria, a Norwegian rock musician.

The full album can be streamed at Anthony’s website here, but ‘Right Outside‘ with Moreno is available over at Rolling Stone. Green apparently wrote the song after listening to Chino’s side project ††† (Crosses)’s EP. Cool stuff!

Beautiful Things is out next week through Photo Finish.

– CG