Frank Armitage Knew What's Up

by Civillain

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

      name your price



One uncommonly warm February night in 2016 I was mugged while riding my bike home from work. The three of them took everything I had and beat me up for good measure. As a way of processing this event and the change that it garnered within me, I decided to imagine what they would say to me in the moments leading up to it.

You think you are invincible,
but we'll show you just how fragile you are.
Tearing up the streets. Unstoppable.
But soon you'll find yourself afraid of the dark.
And afraid in the daytime, because we're always around.
You think most of us are kind and keep to ourselves.
In 30 seconds you'll see, once we open your eyes,
that people are hungry, and they'll eat your insides.


released August 12, 2016
Josh Stanley - guitar, vocals
Parker Langvardt - bass
Taylor Kreemer - drums

Recorded at Campaign HQ in Chicago, IL in 2016
Recorded and mixed by Josh Stanley
Mastered by Dave Polster
Artwork by Zane Delong




Civillain Chicago, Illinois

Civillain exists to shine a light on those members of society that hide in the shadows and evil that bubbles under the surface of daily life. By taking on the perspective of the villain we hope to excavate clues for their demise.

contact / help

Contact Civillain

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code