We never know what to put here so here's what some people (who are not in the band or affiliated by means of indentured service :) have said!
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CRITIC'S PICK: Western Civ (Chapel Hill, N.C.)
Making bug-eyed, imaginative Indie Rock with wiry guitar texturing and effective, spectral melodies, Alabama-bred quartet Western Civ released its debut EP in late 2005, having spent a few years writing and recording several albums' worth of material. This past spring, the band finally leaked more material, via its debut full-length, Remington Steel Magnolia.
You'll Dig It If You Dig: Built to Spill, Modest Mouse, Pavement. (Mike Breen, City Beat, Cincinnati Sept 27, 2007
"Good bands, like good ideas, can come out of anywhere. And this Alabama band is proof that one anywhere is as good as another anywhere when it comes to transforming good ideas into good sounds."
-Roger Miller, Mission of Burma
"Welcome Alabama transplants Western Civ, whose dark, chunky, post-punk churn ought to feel at home in the birthplace of Archers of Loaf and Polvo. Neither as infectious as the former nor as intricately textured as the latter, there's nonetheless a nice Wire-y insistence, characterized by the band's push and pull between jagged, staccato rhythms and ear-catching ribbons of melody. Tracks like "Secret Lives of Viceroys" move in a moody, wind-and-swoon cycle, building into satisfying, detailed tapestries."
Chris Parker - The Independent Weekly (NC) (Dec 12, 2007)
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