In Civilian Clothing

In Civilian Clothing

BandAlternativeNew Age

Combining ambient, synth pop, with emotional instrumentation and catchy hooks, these four friends are getting some well deserved attention. watch this fall 2006 for there first full-length album 'We Made A Killing, We Made A Mess' and a tour to follow.

Biography

In Civilian Clothing is a pretty rare find. Hailing from Detroit where the music scene is heavy on hard rock and not very accepting of the artistic under dog, the band decided to branch out leaving home behind.

Releasing there first debut album on Right Place Records last year and touring extensivly in the midwest and east coast, In Civilian Clothing doesn't call any place home.

If you were listening for the first time and were telling a friend, I imagine it would sound like this. Take 1 cup of bright Eyes “digital ash in a Digital Urn”, half a bottle of The Album Leaf’s “A Safe Place”, 3 yolks from an album of Sigur Ros, a pinch of Bloc Party, and add Interpol to taste. Add a little secret ingredient to make it its own, and put it in the oven until it produces a rich, nutty aroma.

This band holds true to all things I appreciate about good music. Great, moving lyrics and delivery, good instrumentals, and leaving you contained-but-emotional without being too over the top.

Buy the album and definatly see a live show. Its worth it, and you will come out with a new favorite band.

Lyrics

Out Of Body

Written By: Clayton Ross

After all the hours, we can rest our bones

If we get old after the smoke clears

And the violence takes hold

Let down, your heart is in the soil

Pay for it, like a marionette on strings

Bail out

Out-of-body or in between an exodus to share the blame

Out-of-body or reconvened to smoke and mirrors and parted seas

Only after the ground freezes, to lift a plague upon our houses

Some would say we’re parting gifts

Some would say we’re part of this

Lights out

And if you think of this just like I do then may it turn to dust

There’s blood in the water shed, none of us to pay the debt

Old wounds, new tricks, to bury both the body and the mind

Current Therapist

Written By: Clayton Ross

Maybe I’m conducive, to the fortune, to the blame

Sinister alibis, emotions untamed

Now you only talk to your current therapist, which I’m not

Wake up in the morning, shaky, disoriented

Well I can understand where it was all coming from

But now you only talk to your current therapist, which I’m not

I wish you were a deadline that I could count on

Radiating, but mostly only televised

Now you only talk to your current therapist, which I’m not

Hang on to every word and it hurts like hell

The inconvenience of a clean bill of health

Now you only talk to your current therapist, which I’m not

Ends Means

Written By: Clayton Ross

I can be used. I can be cruel.

I can give clues. I can leave too

Reign down, strong-armed,

Money bags, death threats

I'm not the type to cause a scene

But you can now share the same last name.
Driving cars over cliffs, been there before,

We'll be there again

Tell them I'm leading the children backwards. Tell them I'm driving and lost, tell them I'm Driving and tired. Tell them I'm leading the children backwards.
I can be used, I leave clues

A curtain call hits foreign land

In between dialysis, subtle lies with shaking hands

Put me on the largest screen, when the ends bury the means

Opening Doors

Written By: Clayton Ross

Don’t you think we need a break, so bad

Don’t you think we’re on the edge of something so good

I’m tired of waiting for the change you’ve promised me

Beyond these lines drawn, beyond these borders

Whose side are you on. You do not have to choose

Dead weight in a trance. Wool is pulled over your eyes

If you’re not careful anymore

Opening those doors opened at the point of a sword

There’s reason for alarm

Discography

1. Poets Of The Great Salvation
2. Current Therapist
3. Out Of Body
4. Opening Doors
5. Art Of Conversation
6. Belly Of A Whale
7. Believe Me Sir
8. To Beat A Dead Horse
9. Ends/Means
10. On A Wire (Like Sparrows)
11. Don't Worry Like I Do
(Hidden Track/SPY THEME)

we also have tracks you can stream at www.myspace.com/incivilianclothing
www.purevolume.com/incivilianclothing

radio play on the RIFF2 (Detroit)

Set List

typical set list ranges from show to show...we usually always have an hour.

1. Poets Of The Great Salvation
2. Current Therapist
3. No Title (new song)
4. Siamese Waltz
5. Art Of Conversation
6. Belly Of A Whale
7. Believe Me Sir
8. To Beat A Dead Horse
9. Ends/Means
10. On A Wire (Like Sparrows)
11. Spy Theme

give or take we add newer and older songs.