Emo / Grunge
Almost two years to the date of the release of their breakthrough album, Citizen return with their highly anticipated follow-up full-length, Everybody is Going to Heaven. Haunting these ten songs is a foreboding, dark atmosphere masterfully crafted by producer Will Yip, and an immediate, intense energy is palpable from even the first grimy seconds of the opener, “Cement.” As with every one of Citizen’s releases, Mat Kerekes’ signature vocal delivery here is a trademark feature, demonstrating the emotional tension that boils over on this release. As cathartic as ever, he duels between a soft croon and a haunting scream, confronting his demons on tracks like “My Favorite Color” echoing the tormented refrain, “my heart still beats for nothing”. And while most of the record is an intense and noisy onslaught, songs like “Heaviside” and “Yellow Love” act as armistices, each aching in reverb-drenched consonance. Everybody is Going to Heaven is a turning point for Citizen: once regarded as newcomers with undeniable potential, the band shows here that they have matured both abruptly and uniquely, with no end to their upward trajectory in sight.
March 9, 2021 With just a few weeks left to go until they drop their fourth full-length album Life In Your Glass World, alt-emo outfit Citizen is back with some brand new music.
February 9, 2021 Known for always doing the unexpected with their music videos – see the workout friendly “I Want To Kill You” – alt-emo outfit Citizen are taking things back in time…
January 12, 2021 Looking to add a little more positivity to your 2021, alt-emo outfit Citizen has just announced the release of their fourth full-length album.
April 24, 2020 Earlier this week, to help celebrate probably one of the weirdest birthdays he’s ever experienced (you know, cause we’re in the middle of a global lockdown), Citizen frontman Mat Kerekes…
May 13, 2019 Currently out on tour with Knuckle Puck, Hunny, and Oso Oso, midwest alt-emo outfit Citizen have just debuted a brand new standalone single. Titled “Big Mouth,” Citizen’s new surprise song…
February 19, 2019 Fresh off massive 2018 tours with the likes of The Story So Far and Good Charlotte, both Citizen and Knuckle Puck have just announced a huge tour of their own.Launching…
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From: Doylestown, PA
Sounds Like: Brand New, Taking Back Sunday, Manchester Orchestra
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From: Alpine, CA
Sounds Like: mewithoutYou, Defeater, Touché Amore
Genre: Grunge / Punk
From: Stroud, UK
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