|Origin||New York City, New York|
|Genres||Hardcore punk, pop punk|
(Partial reunions: 2008, 2011, 2012)
|Associated acts||Gorilla Biscuits, Youth of Today|
CIV was a hardcore punk band from New York City. The band is named after its vocalist, Anthony Civarelli. Three of the band's members (Civarelli, Siegler and Smilios) were members of Gorilla Biscuits. Band member Siegler played in other hardcore bands, including Youth of Today, Judge and Gorilla Biscuits.
After the break-up of Gorilla Biscuits, Civarelli opened a tattoo studio on Long Island. After the band Quicksand had signed to a major label, Schreifels re-united a late version of his former band, wrote a record and produced it, resulting in Set Your Goals. He was notably absent on their second full-length album, Thirteen Day Getaway. Shortly after releasing Thirteen Day Getaway, CIV disbanded in 2000. They have since reunited for a series of one-off shows, including New York's Black N Blue Bowl in 2008 and Belgium's Groezrock Festival in 2011. CIV had yet another reunion on September 7, 2012 at the Webster Hall in New York City.
CIV is known for the single "Can't Wait One Minute More", which was released as a music video which was featured on Beavis and Butt-head and used in a Nissan automobile commercial during the middle of 2005. Lou Koller from hardcore band Sick of It All provided additional vocal tracks for the song. Songs "All Twisted", "Haven't Been Myself in a While", and "Something Special" were also featured on the TV Show What's New, Scooby-Doo?. Their early track "Et Tu Brute?" is featured on the soundtrack to the film Escape From L.A.. Their track "So Far, So Good...So What", was featured on the soundtrack album to the cartoon series Mega Man which is based on the video game series of the same name by Capcom, and it was also played during the end credits of the episode "Brain Bots". "It's Not Your Fault" and "Living Life" can be find in Road Rash 64.
- Anthony "CIV" Civarelli - Vocals
- Charlie Garriga - Guitar/Backing Vocals
- Arthur Smilios - Bass/Backing Vocals
- Sammy Siegler - Drums
|1995||Set Your Goals||LP/CD||Revelation|
|1995||All Twisted b/w Do Something||7"||Revelation|
|1995||Can't Wait One Minute More b/w Et Tu Brute?||7"||Revelation|
|1995||Choices Made b/w United Kids / Soundtrack for Violence||7"||Lava Records|
|1995||So Far, So Good, So What? b/w Choices Made (LIVE)||7"||Atlantic|
|1996||Social Climber b/w Sausages?||7"||Revelation|
|1998||Thirteen Day Getaway||LP/CD||Atlantic|
|1998||Secondhand Superstar b/w Worms Eye View / Owner's Manual||7"||Some Records|
|2009||Solid Bond: The Complete Discography||CD||Equal Vision|
- CIV at Brooklyn Vegan