Citizen have replaced Hostage Calm on their fall tour with Slingshot Dakota. Check out the remaining tour dates below.
Hostage Calm Drop Off Remaining Dates Of Citizen Tour
Warped Tour is in the rear view and fall is steadily approaching with more great tours than normal. Whether it’s SA/STD/REGGIE, The GK Tour, or the HOPE Tour, there’s a little something for everyone this upcoming season. We decided to put together a new PropertyOfZack Discussion on all the “must see” tours this fall, so check them out below and feel free to reblog with the tours you can’t wait to see!
The reasons that this tour is 100% The Tour of the Year are severalthousandfold. Here are three of them:
1) About 3 years ago I remember, very vividly, when Max Bemis tweeted out something along the lines of “You guys gotta know that when 2014 rolls around we’ll be doing one of those 10 year things for IARB, right?” Being that this record is one of my top 10 favorites of all time, not to mention one of the most dynamic and creative records ever adopted by the alternative scene, the anticipation to see it live and in full knows no bounds.
2) Nothing will ever top the perfection that was the Saves the Day Through Being Cool set at Saint Vitus - the Conley cosmos had to be aligned with the rest of the universe for that one. That being said, you can just assign yourself the role of punk’s village idiot if you miss a chance to see this classic record performed in full, especially since this lineup of Saves is a powerhouse and the most stable one they’ve had in years.
3) “Congratulations Smack and Katy.” Also, were you even at any of the Reggie shows earlier this year? James Dewees in character is easily the most delightful thing you’ll see on a stage all year. - Adrienne Fisher
After a little over a year of only ongoing success following
their acclaimed release Youth, Citizen are finally heading out on their first and long-awaited headlining tour featuring other favorites You Blew It, Hostage Calm, Praise, and True Love. This band has a huge amount of buzz around them, and for good reason. Up to this tour, they’ve been killing the music festival scene and playing to huge crowds every night, which is no surprise, considering they have an intense and amazing live sound. Dates in California have already been selling out, and it would seem that for Citizen, things could only continue to go up from here. This is an exceptional live show — a great bill that you definitely won’t want to miss out on this fall. - Brittany Oblak
The COPE Tour is likely my favorite tour of the year. It had been a decent amount of time since I had seen Manchester Orchestra live. Then I saw them twice, two nights in a row. Somewhere between 2012 and 2014, Manchester Orchestra became the best live band I’ve ever seen. It didn’t hurt that Kevin Devine and Balance & Composure were on the tour too.
Citizen are out on a massive headlining tour with You Blew It!, Hostage Calm, Praise, and True Love. PropertyOfZack has a Playlist of what Citizen and True Love will be listening to on the road, and you can check that out and listen along below.
Citizen, You Blew It!, Hostage Calm, Praise, True Love Tour
Vince Staples - Blue Suede
This is the lead single off his upcoming Def Jam debut, Hell Can Wait. It’s quite the banger.
Merchandise - Enemy
This is a band I’ve loved for a while now and they’ve finally released their new LP and 4AD debut, After the End. This is one of the singles and it’s wonderful. Check it alongside the video they recently dropped.
The War on Drugs - Red Eyes
One of the best songs to come out this year. Maybe the best.
The Hotelier - The Scope of All of This Rebuilding
I love this band. We first played with them on a two week tour when I was a sophomore in high school. They finally released a new record and it’s great. Here’s the first song they released from it.
Pusha T - Nosetalgia
Been on a big My Name is My Name kick lately. This is one of the best songs the album has to offer. The Kendrick verse ooooo.
Land of Talk - Some Are Lakes
It’s summertime and this is a summertime jam.
J Mascis - Every Morning
A song from J Mascis’ (Dinosaur Jr) new record called Tied to a Star. I actually just checked this out because he released a video for it, which is also great. Highly recommended.
Gesaffelstein - Hate or Glory
One of the Yeezus collaborators, Gesaffelstein is a producer from France. This song is groundshaking. A review described the record as “fiery, raging bangers meant for the dank club at the end of the world” and that’s pretty accurate for this one.
Speedy Ortiz - No Below
A really cool Massachusetts indie rock band. This is a great song off their LP, Major Arcana.
Milk Music - Illegal and Free
An Olympia, WA band. Their full length, Cruise Your Illusion, is lovely as well as this track off of it.
Weezer - You Gave Your Love To Me Softly
Super aggressive, poetic and catchy. Pinkerton B-sides make up an incredible album on their own.
Bruce Springsteen - Thunder Road
Lyrically…Musically…I’m not sure many songs can touch this one.
Praise - Reach Deep
Off of the best record of 2014.
Youth of Today - Break Down the Walls
The best straight edge band of all time with a message a lot of people should be paying attention to today.
Green Day - She
The first time I ever heard anything remotely punk was when my parent’s bought Dookie in ‘94. Willing to bet a lot of people my age have the same story.
Citizen played House of Blues in San Diego, CA last night, and security didn’t really hold it down. Video clips and tweets show that security were mishandling fans, which lead to frontman Mat Kerekes stepping in. Check out tweets from the band and Instagram clips below.
by Becky Kovach, edited by Erik van Rheenen
There’s something about acoustic-based music that always leaves me stunned, and the debut solo EP from Mat Kerekes is no exception. Kerekes is best known as the frontman of Citizen, but his solo music is a far cry from the band’s hazy brand of rock.
Each song on the EP is moving in its own distinctive way. “Forgiveness” is a heartbreaking look at a relationship that has run its course. The track is slow and solemn, with Kerekes drawing out his vocals as if to delay the inevitable end of something that was once so beautiful (“I loved you first/and I know that it hurts/I’m sorry for what I did to you”). Most striking, though, are the airy strings that buoy an otherwise somber story.
“For The Month” features a more lively melody that gently sways to and fro. However, the vocals remain timid and soft, accented by faintly humming “oohs.”
The standout on the EP is “Reach,” a track with a clean and simple opening that swells as it progresses. The movement begins with the faint shimmer of cymbals, and then builds with a brief and melancholy guitar riff. Kerekes’ voice strengthens along with the instrumentals, until he’s openly begging you to stay. (“Oh that shine in your smile/Would you stay for awhile?”)