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Mat Kerekes Releases “The Midnight” Music Video

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 4, 2014

Mat Kerekes has been released a new music video for “The Midnight.” Watch the video below after the jump. 

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Mat Kerekes 909 Session

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 1, 2014

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Mat Kerekes has been featured in a new 909 Session for “The Midnight.” Watch the video below after the jump. 

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POZ Review: Mat Kerekes Chris Kerekes - Split

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 14, 2014

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by Brittany Oblak, edited by Erik van Rheenen

Through hazy, distorted vocals and thoughtful acoustic guitars, we’ve been brought Winter Split by beloved Citizen vocalist Mat Kerekes and his brother, Chris. While spending the summer on Warped Tour with Citizen, Mat played several sets on the Acoustic Basement stage, promoting his solo career, and received a pretty strong response, besides the fact that he has already built up a strong following via YouTube. Chris, who is equally talented (although associated with no other acts), also has a strong presence on YouTube, as well as on Bandcamp. 

There is a completely different vibe from this split than what you might have come to expect from the release of Youth —Mat has traded in the angst-filled, borderline growling vocal style for something much more vulnerable and earnest, while still keeping his signature vocals (although which of these two brothers is actually singing could probably fool you at any given point). 

The first half of the split (Mat’s songs) includes “In Every Inch, In Every Mile,” which has a slow, steady sound that sounds very intentionally delicate until the end, when a trickling piano is brought in to accompany the softness in his voice and the gentle plucks of the guitar, converse to the sort of detachment that is seemingly expressed in this song lyrically. “Aloe” comes in with a much louder, quicker pace, through more vocal distortion that is more reminiscent of what his vocals on Youth sound like (due also in large part to the harmonies that also come in). The saturated vocals and deliberate guitar are a good indication of what the majority of the rest of the album sounds like.

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Mat Kerekes (Citizen) Releases Solo Song

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 15, 2014

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Mat Kerekes of Citizen has released a new solo song called “The Midnight.” Stream the song below after the jump.

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POZ Video Premiere: Mat Kerekes - Split Songs

by Zack Zarrillo - Jan 24, 2014

PropertyOfZack is extremely happy to be premiering an acoustic in-studio video of Mat Kerekes. The video includes four songs from Mat’s brand new Winter Split with his brother Chris Kerekes that can be downloaded here on Bandcamp. Make sure to check out Citizen’s winter dates with The Wonder Years here and watch the video premiere below! 

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Mat Kerekes, Chris Kerekes Release Solo Split

by Zack Zarrillo - Jan 24, 2014

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Mat Kerekes of Citizen has released a new split with his brother Chris Kerekes. Stream the whole release below after the jump. 

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Citizen Frontman Announces Split With Brother

by Zack Zarrillo - Jan 6, 2014

Mat Kerekes of Citizen will be releasing a split on January 24th with his Brother Chris Kerekes. Check out the artwork below after the jump.

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POZ Warped Session: Mat Kerekes (Citizen) - “Sleep,” “Silver Bill”

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 23, 2013

PropertyOfZack had the chance to meet up with Mat Kerekes of Citizen at Warped Tour this past summer to film a new Session. Mat played Citizen’s “Sleep” and his own solo song “Silver Bill” for us. Check out the band’s tour dates with Polar Bear Club here and the Session below!

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Citizen Frontman Recording New Split

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 11, 2013

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Mat Kerekes of Citizen will be heading down to Philadelphia, PA to record several acoustic songs for a new split. Check out a tweet from Nick below after the jump.

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Mat Kerekes (Citizen) Releases New Solo Song

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 8, 2013

Mat Kerekes of Citizen has released a new solo song called “Silver Bill.” This will be the last solo song Kerekes releases for the foreseeable future as Citizen head out on Warped Tour. Stream the song below after the jump.

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Citizen Frontman Covers Brand New’s “Sowing Season”

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 5, 2013

Mat Kerekes of Citizen recently covered Brand New's “Sowing Season.” Check out the cover below after the jump.

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Citizen Frontman Releases Solo Song “May”

by Zack Zarrillo - May 8, 2013

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Mat Kerekes of Citizen has posted a new acoustic solo song called “May. Stream it below after the jump.

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Citizen Frontman Covers Coldplay’s “Yellow”

by Zack Zarrillo - May 7, 2013

Mat Kerekes of Citizen and his brother recently covered Coldplay’s “Yellow.” Check out the cover below after the jump.

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Citizen Frontman Covers Creedence Clearwater Revival

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 24, 2013

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Mat Kerekes of Citizen recently covered Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Have You Ever Seen the Rain.” Watch the cover below by clicking “Read More.”

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Mat Kerekes (Citizen) Covers Midi And The Modern Dance

by Zack Zarrillo - Jan 16, 2013

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Mat Kerekes (Citizen) has posted a cover of  Midi And The Modern Dance’s “Lucky.” Listen to it below by clicking “Read More.”

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