CIVILIANA is not the first music project of friends Calen Trentini (drums/lead vocals), Adam Wilson (guitar/vocals), and Spencer Daley (bass/guitar/keys. In fact, the band played as a trio in highschool.
After several years apart, and a move from the relatively small city of Kelowna, BC, to Vancouver, the band reconnected. In 2015, CIVILIANA was formed. The next year, the band added Daniel Ponich on guitar, as well as keys and percussion, to round out the sound of what was now a quartet.
"Carry a Light" is one of three singles the band is releasing in 2019, and it really strikes me in a unique way. The song draws on many standard indie sounds, but features enough originality to make it exciting.
It reminds me of several of my favorite artists, including Silversun Pickups, Atlas Genius, and Civil Twilight, which might be part of why I like it so much.
Check it out below!