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Civil Twilight


I do not listen to the radio. I may have mentioned this before… I say that because I’m usually late to the party, musically speaking. As an example, I didn’t “discover” Jeff Buckley until a few years after his death (oddly enough, it was because a customer mistook Chris Martin from Coldplay for Jeff Buckley while I was playing Parachutes on the store overhead… she got into Coldplay and I got into Jeff Buckley. It was a win win… but I digress).

I’m talking about Civil Twilight today. I watched this cheesy movie called I Am Number Four. The only thing it had going for it was the double eye candy of Timothy Olyphant (before he was precipitously dispatched by alien foes) and Alex Pettyfer (who is so young that my drooling over him officially qualifies as a cradle robbing crush) and this absolutely gorgeous song by Civil Twilight called Letters From The Sky. Listening to that song play on the end credits raised the hair on my arms. I whipped out my handy Android and SoundHounded it.

The trio hails from South Africa and consists of two brothers, Steven and Andrew McKellar, and school friend Richard Wouters. According to the wiki, they’ve been compared to early U2. I can’t see it but it doesn’t matter. That one song has me sold. Their debut record is my next mp3 purchase. If Letters From The Sky doesn’t sell you on Civil Twilight then nothing probably will. 🙂

Happy music hunting! Hope your Monday is shaping up like a Friday! Have a good week, y’all!

Click the pic to watch the video for the song!


Happy Labor Day, everyone!