PHILADELPHIA, PA | MARCH 28, 2017: Philadelphia's rising indie alternative/rock band Civil Youthhave been busy in preparation for their forthcoming album, Conversations (out 5/19/17), opening for bands like Twenty One Pilots, AWOLNATION, Phantogram, Capital Cities and more, all while amazing fans with their energetic live performance and leaving them highly anxious for new music. So far, the band released the first track off of Conversations, "Belief," and their music video for "Dark Debts," to a thrilling response. Last night, the band showcased their diversity further by dropping a new music video for their stripped-down version of "Down," originally by Marian Hill. The official cover video can be viewed here. Lead singer, Michael Kepko elaborates:
"'Down' seems to be one of the newest, dopest songs out there right now. We wanted to cover something that was mainstream, so when we heard this, we knew how much fun it'd be to make a bit heavier. It's pretty different for Civil Youth, but we didn't want to pass up the sampled vocals and drum beat that the original version uses. We wanted to expand what we usually do. "Down" is simple, but refreshing. It's a fun fusion of Jazz and Hip-Hop and we hope you like our take on it! It'll pass some "Down" time until we release our new record on 5.19.17!" - Michael Kepko
Civil Youth is the independent, Alternative/Rock band based out of Philadelphia, PA. Since their first show in March 2015, Civil Youth has toured nationally and is currently venturing on their 8th U.S. tour. What started as an outlet for lead singer, Michael Kepko, to express his anxiety and depression while living in Boston, has evolved into a cultural movement backed by a community of thousands of supporters who identify with Civil Youth's lyrics and music. Civil Youth inhabits each stage with light-up drum solos, crowd chanting, instrument swaps, and stage acrobatics. Between heavy guitar riffs, and poetic rapping, fans of all ages can find a way to connect with Civil Youth. Within a year, Civil Youth has surpassed the caliber of "local band", and has established their name across the United States. After the release of their debut album, Disguised In Color, Civil Youth has gained airplay on 134 FM Radio stations, sync licensing with major networks including MTV, VH1, and E!, national press in Alternative Press Magazine, and has released their second full-length album, Who Rescued Who, as well as an acoustic album, titled, Ossein.
View Civil Youth's version of Marian Hill's "Down" over at YouTube here. Civil Youth is set to release their highly anticipated third full-length album, Conversations, on May 19, 2017. Follow Civil Youth online for tour dates, new music, and more as they gear up for the release. Civil Youth will be playing an official album release show at Theatre of the Living Arts in Philadelphia, PA on May 20, 2017 and tickets can be purchased here.