everyday revilations by The (un)civil Society
Written by Adrian Greco on March 11, 2022
Everyday revolution by The (un)civil Society is one of the oddest debut albums I have ever heard. From the opening track, they give the impression of having been influenced by bands like The Jimi Hendrix Experience and the talking heads. This is imparted from the use of a vibraslap throughout the album reminiscent of Jimi Hendrix’s rendition of all along the watchtower, and the lead singer’s vocal style sounding like an imitation of David Byrne. Overall, however, when I listen to them, I can’t help but be reminded of the band Suicidal Tendencies. putting all this together makes for a very off-putting first listen. Listening purely to the instruments I can tell they are one and all competent musicians but the main focus of their music is the lyrics. The Band makes interesting statements about the hunger for money in our capitalist society. Songs like tradition vs. progress track 5 of their album make it clear their stance on these issues, with lyrics like “money the odorless god”. The band clearly has a political motivation and promotes it directly through their music. It remains to be said though that the only song that feels like a song and not a speech over instrumentation is track 10, The Insignificant Signified. I will make the cavoite that a speech or rant sent over instruments is not a bad thing. In fact, if you like the band in the same way I do it seems more like just a powerful way of driving the message of the songs home. Having said that though, The Insignificant Signified still does this but with the vocalist going with the melody being played and not fighting it. The band is in unison, no one member more important but all sending the same message at once. In all honesty, I see a lot of potential in The (un)civil society and have no doubt that they will find their audience.