Want to know what's currently playing on repeat in my '97 Honda Accord to and fro work this week? This dude, 23 year-old Adam Stidham. Stidham's solo music project, Civalias, hails from the notorious North Hollywood. His EP, "You. Me. We" is outstanding in more ways than one. Besides the clever and cunning lyrics, every song is unique and well-written while still remaining consistent with the overall feel of the album. At first I thought, "Hey! This sounds like Chris Martin-meets-new Bright Eyes-meets Matt Costa". But Civalias certainly holds his own, and has made a name for himself. He even wormed the EP into the hands of John Mayer. Crazy, right? Keep your eyes and ears open, big things are on the rise for this California kid.
What's even better? His entire EP is streaming on Purevolume, along with a free download of "We've Got Company", my personal favorite of his tracks. Go give him a listen, and download! http://www.purevolume.com/Civalias
If you dig him like I do, maybe you'll even venture to buy the EP in its entirety on iTunes. It's only $3.99 folks, c'mon!