Civil Twilight is one of those bands that lives in subtlety and is best experienced with headphones on and maybe even with the lights off. It’s interesting that they would also take their name from that condition of the same name. Civil Twilight is defined as that time that begins in the morning and ends in the evening
Let me start out by saying that even though I’m already very familiar with Anberlin and their music, I was a little surprised by the turnout for the KROQ sponsored event at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA this past weekend. So much so that by 7pm, I was already posting, “Definitely didn’t realize how big this band was” and “Who are all these kids?” on FaceBook. In any case, by the time I walked through the door, the venue was a little over capacity downstairs with no chance to move around. The last time I was at the House of Blues for a show with an audience this large was when Avenged Sevenfold played there, but that was a while ago and this audience was actually larger. The question for me was, “Would this show actually be better?
Today’s conversation is with Sarah Freeman who, along with Stephen Christian of Anberlin, is a co-founder of Faceless International. They exist for one reason – to get you involved in the fight against human trafficking. Whether on a local, state, national or global level, Faceless International wants to empower you to make a difference. Be the change
Closing in on Anberlin’s fifth release Dark is the Way, Light is a Place pegging Anberlin is a bit of a challenge. On the one hand they are the embodiment of what hard work and dedication can do for a band that humbly began their career on Tooth & Nail. After all, Tooth & Nail is just a small independent label known more for signing talented bands but not necessarily for fostering these bands to the next level. And while they garnered a fair amount of acclaim and fans through grass roots marketing, Anberlin’s popularity continues to grow. Now with Universal Republic, they face new challenges and higher expectations that naturally follow them after the big success of New Surrender that also included the number one single, “Feel Good Drag.”