Beach House string together a comfortable, synthy black hole on 7

7, the seventh album to come out of Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand’s collaborative project, sees Beach House take the sprawling, muddled guitars and...

CIVL Shuffle – May 16, 2018

CIVL Station Manager Aaron Levy is shocked and impressed by Childish Gambino's latest representation of what he sees America as being. For more on...

Leon Bridges stops trying to be Sam Cooke and becomes himself

Leon Bridges made waves in 2015 when his debut album, Coming Home, capitalized on the emerging popularity of R&B throwbacks in pop music by...

Soundbite: Soccer Mommy – Clean

While not exactly dream pop, Soccer Mommy’s latest record is an excellent exercise in bringing the pop in pop rock to the forefront of...

Soundbite: Dead Sara — “Unamerican”

Dead Sara is back, and recently released a couple of new singles to get people psyched up for their upcoming EP, Temporary Things Taking...

CIVL Shuffle — May 2, 2018

As we quickly approach the dog days of summer, CIVL Station Manager Aaron Levy has some advice, some news, and some fun to address...

Frankie Cosmos opens up even more on Vessel

Frankie Cosmos (which started out as a solo project for New Yorker Greta Kline) has built up a reputation for putting out soft-rocking hits...

CIVL Shuffle — April 4, 2018

CIVL Station Manager Aaron Levy saw the station celebrate their 10th anniversary the same week as a band 35+ years strong stopped into the...

Soundbite: Thomas Konder – Labyrinth

As far as I can tell, Labyrinth is the debut release from Germany’s Thomas Konder, but it certainly doesn’t sound like it. The new...

CIVL Shuffle —March 28, 2018

CIVL Station Manager Aaron Levy thinks the world is going pretty crazy lately, and he was in high school when 9/11 happened! Radiohead - “Electioneering” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AD8f5h4Zvxw This...

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