Watch Civil Twilight / Ra Ra Riot’s “River” Remix Video on YouTube
Though Civil Twilight has quite a bit to brag about, including having been on tour with MUTEMATH over the past couple months and recently exceeding the 100k Facebook fan mark, this may still be a first introduction for many of you. Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, the band is now based in Nashville after having recorded in various locations between London, NYC and New Jersey.
Back in March, Civil Twilight released its sophomore album Holy Weather…a few months later, they put some of the tracks in the blender with a bit of Red Bull and glitter, and VUALA – a brand new Remix EP! Released last week via Wind-up Records this danceable delight adds another dimension to an already other-worldly album (yep, we threw in an ‘Ancient Aliens’ reference).
This is no ordinary remix album, though…when we found out that long-time favorites Ra Ra Riot got a hold of Civil Twilight’s ‘River’, our ears perked up. But when we watched the trippy visual pairing of the remix directed by Kyle Thrash with GIFs animation by Matthew DiVito’s (as recently spotlighted by the one and only Frank Ocean), our eyeballs popped right out of socket!
Head over to Paste Magazine for the video premiere and stream the entire Holy Weather: Remix EP, which also features the always lovely School Of Seven Bells. If you’ve enjoyed this glitchy-dance-party installment of Lovely Hearts Club then head over to Civil Twilight’s itunes and show them some love!
Listen to Civil Twilight’s “Fire Escape” remix from School of Seven Bells on Soundcloud