Juturna is the debut studio album by American rock band Circa Survive. It was released on April 19, 2005 through Equal Vision Records. Upon the album's release, it debuted on the Billboard 200 at No. 183 on May 7, 2005. Up to July 19, 2006, it had sold 74,896 copies.
|Studio album by|
|Released||April 19, 2005|
|Recorded||2004–05 at Salad Days Studio, Beltsville, Maryland|
|Circa Survive chronology|
Juturna is the Roman goddess of fountains, wells and springs and was taken as the album title to symbolize a new beginning for the band's members. It was originally the title of an unreleased song from an early demo of "The Great Golden Baby". The album artwork is by Esao Andrews.
|1.||"Holding Someone's Hair Back"||3:22|
|4.||"The Glorious Nosebleed"||3:13|
|5.||"In Fear and Faith"||3:35|
|6.||"The Great Golden Baby"||4:11|
|7.||"Stop the Fuckin' Car"||4:22|
|8.||"We're All Thieves"||4:53|
|10.||"Always Getting What You Want"||4:01|
|11.||"Meet Me in Montauk"||14:39|
There is a hidden track, known as "House of Leaves", located at exactly 8:56, after the silence that follows "Meet Me in Montauk". After 'Juturna' leaked in late March 2005, fans on the Circa Survive Message Board (Circa Board) inquired about the title of the song. Guitarist Brendan Ekstrom responded, " 'Paranoid Flu' or 'House of Leaves' or 'I completely forget what we called it.' or 'Blues'." Fans on the Circa Board took to calling it "House of Leaves" and it stuck world wide. It is a reference to House of Leaves, a book by Mark Z. Danielewski. The song is said to be in the perspective of the main character in the novel, Johnny Truant.
The song "Stop the Fuckin' Car" had its name censored to "Stop the Car" on the track listing on the back of the CD case. However, it is listed as "Stop the Fuckin' Car" on the booklet inside the case.
"Suspending Disbelief", from The Inuit Sessions, was originally intended to be on Juturna. It segues perfectly in between tracks 9 & 10. It was restored on the 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition.
- Several songs on the album were inspired by the movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. "Oh Hello" and "In Fear and Faith" detail scenes from the film. "Wish Resign" refers to a line from Eloisa to Abelard, a poem by Alexander Pope, from which the movie was named. "Meet Me in Montauk" is also a reference to a line from the movie.
- "The Glorious Nosebleed" is a short story by Edward Gorey.