1. For those who don’t know you, can you state your name and your role in the band?
– Mike Kepko (Vocals/Keys)
– Daniel Chapman (Guitar)
– Evan Seeberger (Drums)
2. If your band were to be trapped in a horror movie, what would each member’s role be and who in the band would make it to the sequel?
– Evan would be the only guy who’s reasonable and would live. Dan would be the hardcore kid who would kick everyone’s behind, but eventually die in a heroic effort to save Mike while he’s making some dope bruschetta in the kitchen. Mike also dies mid lunch break.
3. As a band, what has been your best/favorite memory so far?
– Opening for 25,000 people in our hometown for Twenty One Pilots and Awolnation.
4. In 3 words, describe your music.
– Alternative to genres
5. If someone were to go to one of your shows for the first time, what should they expect?
– High energy, Mike + Dan occupying every inch of the stage and crowd, and Evan breaking drums.
6. You recently announced that your album Conversations will be released May 19, 2017, can you talk a bit about the album and how you are recording it?
– We’ve recently just finished the recording process where we recorded with Jeff McKinnon at Mike’s house. This album is an enhanced version of the genres we encompass in our sound. It’s definitely the voice of Civil Youth.
7. You have also been releasing mini documentaries while you record the album, where did this idea come from and how has the writing/recording process been going?
– We really wanted to show people what it’s like being in the studio and touring. It’s hard work that no one sees and we thought it would be cool to have people feel as if they were a part of the studio time. This idea isn’t new and so many bands do it. We just wanted to make it a bit more personal and inter-cut shots of interviews, etc.
8. How do you feel this release will differ from your previous releases?
– It’s more enticing to a wider demographic. It’s heavy, yet so “pop”-y. It’s just a unique album that people need to experience.
9. Thank you for doing this interview! Before we go, is there anything that you would like to say to those reading this?
If school isn’t your thing, then drop out and pursue what makes you happy.