PHILADELPHIA, PA | APRIL 20, 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. Yesterday, Civil Youth partnered with Alternative Press for the World Premiere of their latest music video, “Between Me & You,” exclusively via Facebook Live. View the official music video here. Singer Michael Kepko elaborates on the song and video:
“We 100% wrote this song with the intent of it being a Top 40 Pop radio hit. To a lot of people, that can be misconstrued as ‘selling out,’ however for us it’s not. Not only do we love Pop music, but the lyrics still mean everything to me. It goes back to conversations I’m having with myself and how I’ve changed from my younger-self to now. Every time I say, ‘You,’ I mean myself in a different time period. It also talks about how I’ll take those fights with myself for the sake of you [the listener] being happy.” – Mike 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.
Check out the official music video premiere for “Between Me & You” over at Alternative Press Magazine. Civil Youth is set to release their highly anticipated third full-length album, Conversations, on May 19, 2017. 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. Follow Civil Youth online for tour dates, new music, and more as they gear up for the release.
Civil Youth – Between Me & You (Official Music Video)
Civil Youth: Conversations Track Listing
1. 502 (Sides)
3. When We Collide
4. Dark Debts
5. Just Set Fire
6. Between Me & You
9. Let You In (ft. Bradley Walden Of Emarosa)
11. Part Of Me
13. Conversations (These Ghosts)
Conversations Album Release Tour // East Coast Edition Dates:
5.20.17 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts (TLA) TICKETS 6.19.17 Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall TICKETS 6.20.17 St. Petersburg, FL @ Krazy Kup 6.22.17 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade TICKETS 6.23.17 St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird TICKETS 6.24.17 Minneapolis, MN @ The Garage TICKETS 6.26.17 Indianapolis (Muncie), IN @ Be Here Now TICKETS 6.29.17 Columbus, OH @ Skully’s TICKETS 6.30.17 Cleveland (Alliance), OH @ Juniper Studios TICKETS 7.6.17 New York, NY @ The Knitting Factory TICKETS