Philadelphia’s rising indie alternative/rock band Civil Youth have been making waves on the road this summer, playing a slew of shows across the East Coast and recently announcing their summer run on The Evolution Tour. Today, just before hitting the road, Civil Youth has teamed up with Soundfiction to unveil a stripped-down acoustic beach performance of their single “Sleep,” from their first album Disguised in Color. The video was shot in Daytona Beach at the break of dawn while the band was on tour. Frontman Michael Kepko states:
“We hope ¥ou enjoy our video of “Sleep” from our first record, “Disguised In Color”. To preface this day, we drove from a show in Orlando to shoot this the following morning, then continued the day driving to Atlanta, GA for another show the next evening. Irony at it’s best…” – Michael Kepk
CIVIL YOUTH is an indie alternative/rock band based out of Philadelphia, PA. Since their debut in March 2015, Civil Youth has toured nationally and is currently venturing on their 6th U.S. tour. After the release of their debut album, Disguised In Color, Civil Youth has garnered airplay on 134 FM radio stations, landed sync licensing with major networks including MTV, VH1, and E!, and received national press in Alternative Press Magazine. The band has since released their second full-length album, Who Rescued Who, as well as an acoustic album titled Ossein. 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,” making their name known across the United States.