by Bill Pearis
If you miss those mid-'00s days when everyone had a music blog that they worked on during frequent downtime at their office job (was it just me who did that?) -- and the music people blogged about then -- you might want to check out UK band Citizens!, whose fizzy, danceable synthrock recalls the heyday of Franz Ferdinand and, um, Moving Units. In fact FF's Alex Kapranos produced Citizens!'s debut album, Here We Are, which is out now via keepers-of-the-flame label, Kitsune. You can watch a couple of the video from that below (the "True Romance" video is kinda amazing), along with a Spotify stream of the whole thing.
Citizens! just arrived in North America for a tour that will hit NYC on Monday (3/4) for a show at Music Hall of Williamsburg with HITS and Grayshot. Tickets for that show are still available. After that, the band will make it's way to Austin for you-know-what. All tour dates are listed below.
Citizens! - "True Romance"
Citizens! - "Caroline"
Citizens! - "Reptile"
Citizens! - 2013 Tour Dates
Saturday 02 March: Washington , DC, DC9 h
Sunday 03 March: Philadelphia , PA, King Fu
Monday 04 March: Brooklyn , NY, Music Hall Of Williamsburg
Tuesday 05 March: Boston , MA, Brighton Music Hall
Wednesday 06 March: Montreal , PQ, Sala Rosa
Thursday 07 March: Toronto , ON, Wrong Bar
Friday 08 March: Detroit , MI, Pike Room
Saturday 09 March: Chicago , IL, Lincoln Hall
Sunday 10 March, Minneapolis , MN, 7th Street Entry
Wednesday 13 March, Dallas , TX, Elm Bar
14 - 17, March , Austin, TX, SXSW
Tuesday 19 March, Phoeniz , AZ, Nile
Wednesday 20 March, San Diego , CA, Casbah
Friday 22 March, Los Angeles , CA, The Echo
Saturday 23 March, San Francisco , CA, Monarch
Sunday 24 March, Portland , OR, Dougfir
Monday 25 March, Seattle , WA, Neumo's
Tuesday 26 March, Vancouver , BC, Media Club