Citizen "Calling The Dogs" out October 6th, listen to "If You're Lonely" now
US & UK TOUR DATES W/ NARROW HEAD, MODERN COLOR, DRUG CHURCH
Renowned alternative rock band Citizen is back with a sensational new single, "If You're Lonely,” marking the first release from their forthcoming fifth album Calling The Dogs due October 6. The accompanying video for “If You’re Lonely” is captured through a nostalgic lens as it finds the band playing out of their garage while the suburban chaos of neighborhood politics ensues around them.
With introspective lyrics and a heartfelt melody, the track delves into the personal experiences of lead singer Mat Kerekes who drew inspiration from a challenging upbringing and his own journey of self-discovery. Reflecting on the song's emotional depth, Kerekes shares, “I grew up around a narcissistic parent and absorbed a lot of that behavior over time, negatively affecting people close to me. If You’re Lonely is about recognizing that, growing from it, and becoming a reliable shoulder to lean on.”
"If You're Lonely" serves as a compelling introduction to Citizen’s new era. It’s a remarkable testament to Citizen's ability to reinvent themselves with every album. The forthcoming LP is the band’s most poignant body of work yet, as the record approaches themes of self-reflection, personal growth, and resilience.
On Calling The Dogs, the band exemplifies that passionate songwriting and styling while stripping back to what they do best: guitar-driven rock ‘n roll. Additionally, Citizen has also announced a world tour in support of this new record. The first legwill see the band lighting up the stages coast-to-coast starting in Indianapolis on October 18 with stops in Las Vegas for When We Were Young Festival, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Nashville, New York, and more, before concluding their US trek in Chicago on November 26. The band will then take the show overseas for a UK/EU run, beginning in February 2024. All tour dates are listed below.
With the release of "If You're Lonely,” Citizen is no doubt highlighting their musical evolution and setting the tone for the next era as Calling The Dogs promises to be a defining rebirth in their already illustrious career.
Temple of Angels' debut album "Endless Pursuit" out today
US SUMMER TOUR DATES INCLUDING SOUND AND FURY
Temple of Angels' debut album, Endless Pursuit, is out today. Across Endless Pursuit's eleven stunning songs the Austin, TX-based four-piece have managed to capture all of the most dazzling and entrancing elements of dream pop while still highlighting the hefty dose of hook-filled songwriting at its core.
Earlier singles "Tangled In Joy," "Waving To The Wind," and "(For You) I'd Lose It All" drew attention from the likes of Stereogum, BrooklynVegan, Austin Chronicle, and more, and now listeners can enjoy the full breadth of Endless Pursuit's dynamic sound. To mark the album's release Temple of Angels have teamed with BrooklynVegan for an in-depth look at the influences that went into the record.
Temple of Angels formed in 2017, emerging from the Texas punk and hardcore scene with a widescreen sound recalling the likes of Cocteau Twins, The Cure, or The Sundays. After releasing a series of EPs and singles, the band have made good on the promise of their early work with Endless Pursuit. The album was recorded with Colin Knight (Death Bells, Fury, Leisure World) and Phillip Odom (Ceremony, Militarie Gun, Portrayal of Guilt), and then mastered by Will Yip (Turnover, Citizen, Title Fight), and sounds so fully formed and assured that it belies the difficult circumstances that inspired it. Throughout the record, Morell reckons with the loss of a parent and its deeply unmooring impact on her life. “I started having extremely vivid nightmares reliving certain experiences with my mom that started to take over my life, trapping me in that trauma,” Morell explains. These dreams, filled with “the constant feeling that something or someone so essential to you is missing, home doesn't feel like home anymore, and something about this world just feels off now” would form the central core of Endless Pursuit.
Temple of Angels are also embarking on a lengthy North American tour scheduled for the summer, starting at the end of the month. See full itinerary below.
07/30 Los Angeles, CA @ Sound & Fury Festival
07/31 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
08/02 Portland, OR @ Polaris
08/03 Seattle, WA @ High Dive
08/05 Boise, ID @ Neurolux
08/07 Denver, CO @ 7th Circle
08/09 Omaha, NE @ Reverb Lounge
08/10 St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
08/11 Milwaukee, WI @ X-Ray
08/12 Chicago, IL @ Sleeping Village
08/13 Detroit, MI @ Pike Room
08/14 Toronto, ON @ Monarch
08/15 Montreal, QC @ Casa Del Popolo
08/17 Boston, MA @ Deep Cuts
08/18 New York, NYU @ Union Pool
08/19 Philadelphia, PA @ Foto Club
08/20 Washington, DC @ Rhizome
08/22 Nashville, TN @ DRKMTTR
08/23 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
08/25 Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall (Upstairs)
08/26 Austin, TX @ Parish
08/27 Dallas, TX @ Cheap Steaks
Another Michael Announce Two New Albums, "Wishes To Fulfill" out 9/22
"Wishes To Fulfill Out" 09/22, stream two new tracks now
Philadelphia's most adventurous guitar pop band, Another Michael, have returned with the announcement of not one, but two new full-lengths. Wishes To Fulfill is due out September 22nd of this year, with Pick Me Up, Turn Me Upside Down arriving in early 2024. The dual releases find Another Michael reveling in their love of the song, creating and paying tribute to transcendent musical moments across two contrasting but complimentary albums that make up their finest work to date.
The pair of releases feel like siblings: undeniably different entities that still share key sonic DNA, and each providing a plethora of dynamics, feelings, and moods to soundtrack the richness of life. Wishes To Fulfill is a lean 29-minute set of nine timelessly hooky, single-worthy tracks, while Pick Me Up, Turn Me Upside Down is more expansive, patiently unfolding to reveal an experimental side that brings new hues into the Another Michael’s vibrant sound.
The celebrate the announcement, Another Michael have shared two new songs, Wishes To Fulfill's first single "Angel" and the title track from Pick Me Up, Turn Me Upside Down.
Another Michael have also announced a lengthy run of U.S. tour dates supporting Ratboys, as well as a performance with Wild Pink, see full itinerary below.
07/15 - Philadelphia, PA @ Love City Brewing ^
10/19 - Omaha @ Reverb *
10/21 - Denver @ Globe Hall *
10/22 - Salt Lake City @ Kilby Court *
10/24 - Seattle @ Madame Lou’s *
10/25 - Portland @ Mississippi Studios *
10/27 - San Francisco @ Cafe Du Nord *
10/28 - Los Angeles @ Lodge Room *
10/29 - San Diego @ The Loft at UCSD *
10/30 - Santa Ana @ Constellation Room *
10/31 - Phoenix @ Valley Bar *
11/02 - San Antonio @ Paper Tiger Small Room *
11/03 - Austin @ Empire Control Room *
11/04 - Dallas @ Club Dada *
^ w/ Wild Pink
* w/ Ratboys
Fiddlehead 'Death Is Nothing To Us' out 8/18, Listen to Sullenboy and pre-order now
Fall US Tour Dates Announced
Fiddlehead are back, and today the post-hardcore heroes have announced their upcoming third full-length, Death Is Nothing To Us, out August 18th. The album finds Fiddlehead completing the thematic trilogy that began with their previous two releases, resulting in a truly special album that feels like both a culmination of the band's work so far, and one of the years most powerful and life-affirming rock records.
Death Is Nothing To Us is Fiddlehead's most dynamic set of songs to date, with every track pushing further into the melodic and aggressive poles of their sound, all while vocalist Pat Flynn tackles difficult existential themes with an open-heartedness that comes through in every word.
The release of Fiddlehead's sophomore album, Between The Richness, drew praise from fans and critics alike (including Pitchfork, Stereogum, The FADER, Billboard, SPIN, BrooklynVegan, Paste, and many more), and saw the band unexpectedly becoming one of the most vital groups in rock music today. On Death Is Nothing To Us, Flynn delves deeper than ever into the nuances of loss and sadness, but his deeply vulnerable approach is exhilarating and often even joyous in its humanity. "I don’t want people to romanticize grief and depression, myself included,” he explains. “But I wanted to write about the way loss can perpetuate this feeling of sadness in your life. I didn’t intend to make some kind of thematic trilogy but there is this connection to the first two records, and this album sort of rounds out some of the stages of grief that weren’t addressed previously–especially this feeling of stickiness that a depressive attitude can have.” The lyrics on Death Is Nothing To Us attempt to reject the allure of sorrow with a deftness and intensity that's matched by Fiddlehead's music, creating one of the most undeniably compelling albums you'll here this year.
Fiddlehead have announced a run of North American headlining shows. See full itinerary below.
09/22 Boston, MA @ Royale
09/23 New York, NY @ Webster Music Hall
09/28 Chicago, IL @ Metro
09/29 Toledo, OH @ Ottawa Tavern
09/30 Detroit, MI @ Edgemen
10/01 Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace
10/06 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
10/07 Los Angeles, CA @ Ukrainian Culture Center
10/08 Ojai, CA @ Ojai Women's Club
02/23 London, UK @ The Garage