Intricately melodic and immediately captivating, CIVILIAN's You Wouldn't Believe What Privilege Costs is both a bold declaration from, and rebirth for, songwriter Ryan Alexander. Standing tall among its Indie Rock peers, YWBWPC guarantees Civilian's place in the canon of modern American independent music.
A follow-up to 2012s Should This Noose Unloosen, YWBWPCringing guitars and sonorous vocals sway with austere, precise drumming while thoughtful bass paints outside the lines. Unlike its predecessor, "all of these songs were written after having just fallen ass over tip for a gal" as Alexander so eloquently puts it. "I wrote with the same intention to, through art, add nuance to how we talk about government and poverty - except this time my brain was drenched in dopamine and serotonin."