CARS OF OUR YOUTH (OFFICIAL AUDIO)
WAY OUT (LIVE)
Career highlights: Opened for John Lodge of the Moody Blues at The Queen in Wilmington, DE (November 2017); featured local performer at David Bromberg's Big Noise Festival (June 2018); Fourth Tuesday Showcase featured songwriter at Square Cat Vinyl/Indianapolis (May 2019)
Keywords: Lyrical, atmospheric, folk rock, independent artist, guitar-driven, original songwriter
BIO - SHORT FORM
Indiana-based solo act Former Ruins (Levi Dylan Sikes) has gained a reputation for hear-a-pin-drop performances that draw comparisons to Julien Baker, The National, and Big Thief. With arrangements punctured by atmospheric guitarwork and a lyrical directness that carves deep angles into the familiar singer-songwriter genre, Former Ruins blurs the lines between 80s post-punk and folk balladry.
Levi's debut single "Cars of Our Youth" released on 7/18/19, with a followup single, "Chaplain," slated for fall 2019.
Based out of Muncie, IN, Former Ruins is active in the local scene and seeks opportunities to support regional acts with a distinctive brand of post-cynical folk rock.