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CITIZEN stream new track “Stain”

Thomas Bellflower May 19, 2015

Sophomore LP
Everybody Is Going To Heaven
Out June 23, 2015 via Run For Cover Records

Photo Credit: Andy Swartz
Citizen released the second single “Stain” on Billboard today from their highly anticipated sophomore album Everybody Is Going To Heaven out June 23, 2015 via Run For Cover Records.

Marrying gloom and beauty with the confrontational lyrics of singer Mat Kerekes in their first single ” Cement“, “Stain” shows the band continuing to evolve from the release of their wildly popular 2013 debut LP Youth. “The quintet has reached the stage where it’s dying to take its punk and hardcore influences and turn them into something new,” said Billboard of the band.  “Balancing melodic composure with heavy outbursts is a constant challenge for bands like this, but Citizen sounds like it knows exactly what it wants to do.” Pre-order for Everybody Is Going To Heaven is available today via Run For Cover Records.

Recorded with Will Yip at Studio 4, Everybody Is Going To Heaven presents the most fully realized version of the band to date in spite of it being their most dissonant and chaotic material they have ever written. Members Nick Hamm (guitar, vocals), Jake Duhaime (drums), Ryland Oehlers (guitar) and Eric Hamm’s (bass) contributions are celebrated through an abrasive atmospheric core that oscillates between unforgiving and nurturing, while singer Mat Kerekes careens between distress and violent bliss, tackling a variety of heady topics.

Between the Billboard-charting debut Youth and near constant touring, Citizen have been busy. From wrapping up a headlining North America tour, selling out venues everywhere from New York to Los Angeles, then dominating their first UK/European headlining run, the band has sold over over 20,000 copies of Youth. Citizen just returned from a headlining Australian tour and will be appearing on the Journey’s Stage on the entire 2015 Vans’ Warped Tour this summer (all tour dates below).

Tracklisting:
01) Cement
02) Dive Into My Sun
03) Numb Yourself
04) Heaviside
05) My Favorite Color
06) Weave Me (Into Yr Sin)
07) Stain
08) Ten
09) Yellow Love
10) Ring of Chain

Tour Dates:
06/19 – Pomona, CA @ Pomona Fairplex^
06/20 – Mountainview, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre^
06/21 – Ventura, CA @ Seaside Park^
06/23 – Mesa, AZ @ Quail Run Park^
06/24 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater^
06/25 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Remington Park^
06/26 – Houston, TX @ NRG Park Main St Yellow Lot^
06/27 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion^
06/28 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center^
07/01 – Nashville, TN @ Tennessee State Fairgrounds^
07/02 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood^
07/03 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Vinoy Park^
07/04 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre^
07/05 – Orlando, FL @ Tinker Field^
07/06 – Jacksonville, FL @ Morocca Shrine Auditorium & Grounds^
07/07 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion^
07/08 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live^
07/09 – Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion^
07/10 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center^
07/11 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheatre^
07/12 – Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre^
07/14 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center^
07/15 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake PAC^
07/16 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center^
07/17 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre^
07/18 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion^
07/19 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center^
07/21 – Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain^
07/23 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center^
07/24 – Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills Parking Lot^
07/25 – Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheater^
07/26 – Shakopee, MN @ Canterbury Park^
07/27 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre^
07/28 – Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheatre^
07/29 – Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center^
07/30 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater^
08/01 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Utah State Fairpark^
08/02 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center Parking Lot^
08/05 – San Diego, CA @ Qualcomm Stadium Parking Lot^
08/07 – Portland, OR @ Portland Expo Center^
08/08 – Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheater^

^ = Warped Tour Date

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