Monday, April 7, 2014

Andy Summers' Circa Zero debuts new album+video

Circa Zero, featuring legendary Police guitarist Andy Summers and singer songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Rob Giles, just premiered the video for their first single from their debut 429 Records album Circus Hero, "Levitation."

Fresh off of The Police reunion tour, Summers was intent on remaining in the rock world after years of pushing the boundaries with his solo projects. The two-time Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer was energized to record again and his search for a musical cohort ended when he discovered Giles performing with his band The Rescues at the Troubadour.

Circa Zero's name refers to both starting with a blank musical slate to create a sound with few if any ties to the past. 

Says Summers: “From the start, we were on the same team going all the same places together. That kind of feeling is very rare. I had it with Sting but there’s been no one else since then, so it’s very magical when it happens. This is that thing.” 

Circus Hero is out now.
A new documentary, “Can’t Stand Losing You: Surviving the Police,” is based on Andy Summer's acclaimed memoir, "One Train Later", and will be released this summer with a theatrical release scheduled for late July.

Directed by Andy Grieve, who recently edited The Armstrong Lie and We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks, the film follows Summers’ musical journey from his early days in the London music scene to his chance encounter with drummer Stewart Copeland and bassist Sting.

Utilizing rare archival footage and photographs shot by Summers, the filmmakers catch up with the band members thirty years after the group broke up as they reunite for the highly anticipated reunion tour, weaving together the past and present to explore a life devoted to music. The film will be distributed in North America by Cinema Libre Studio.

Circus Hero Track Listing:

1) Levitation
2) Underground
3) The Story Ends Here
4) Say Goodnight
5) Gamma Ray
6) Night Time Travelers
7) Shoot Out The Stars
8) Underwater
9) Summer Lies
10) No Highway
11) Light The Fuse & Run
12) Whenever You Hear The Rain
13) Hot Camel

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