Wait, so does he not remember getting his head inked?
“I definitely remember getting it. You never forget a head tattoo,” he clarifies with a laugh. “Keith Underwood did it, and I remember his elbow or something on my head holding it in place. It was probably one of the worst experiences of my life.” Underwood and Dan Smith, of The Dear and Departed, are responsible for the majority of Green’s work. His pieces are mostly traditional, and he likes to personalize them, as in the case of the anchor he has on his arm that includes the birth date of his 2-year-old son, James. “Right now, I’m trying to figure out what I’m going to do for Luke,” says Green about his second son, born this summer.
It’s true Circa Survive aren’t the first band to self-release their music, but if they are able to succeed by selling Violent Waves digitally for $5.00, it could set an inspiring precedent for the music industry during an uncertain era. “We figured that if we made the price reasonable enough—where it cost the same as a pack of cigarettes, and when you buy it you know you’ve supported us and our families—then this could actually work,” Green says. “It’s a total Field of Dreams moment between us and our fans, and we’re just waiting for Ray Liotta to come out of the cornfield and tell us everything’s going to be okay.”
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