Video: Civil Twilight – “River” (CoS Premiere)


    Civil Twilight video

    “Life on the road” is a quintessential theme for most music videos, but South African rock outfit Civil Twilight offer a somewhat refreshing take with their video for “River”. Having been on tour for some time now, behind both 2009’s self-titled debut and this past March’s Holy Weather, the band is more than accustomed to the clip’s portrayal of jam-packed live shows and endless time traversing in a cramped bus, a chaotic experience enhanced by the high-speed film quality. But it’s the inclusion of a side trip to a rocky mountainside that stands out, the boys’ amateur wall-climbing and hiking an apt metaphor for the rocky challenges and excitements of the rock and roll lifestyle. Watch it below.

    Holy Weather is out now via Wind-Up Records. The band has tour dates scheduled through the end of the year, and you can consult the full schedule below.

    Buy Holy Weather: Amazon

    The Civil Twilight 2012 Tour Dates:
    11/14 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live *
    11/26 – Richmond, VA @ The National #
    11/27 – West Chester, PA @ The Note
    11/29 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore $
    12/04 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle ^
    12/05 – New Orleans, LA @ The Maison
    12/06 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
    12/07 – Austin, TX @ Moody Theater * &
    12/08 – San Antonio, TX @ Korova
    12/09 – Little Rock, AR @ Juanita’s
    12/21 – Johannesburg, ZA @ Under the Bridge, Town Hall
    12/22 – Durban, ZA @ Wavehouse
    12/28 – Cape Town, ZA @ Wittebome Community Center


    * = w/ Delta Rae
    # = w/ Of Monsters and Men
    $ = w/ Silversun Pickups
    ^ = w/ Bush
    & = w/ Milo Greene