Citizen returned last year with the underrated Everybody Is Going to Heaven (Run for Cover), which basically introduced a Jesus Lizard influence to the modern pop punk world. Now frontman Mat Kerekes is releasing a new solo album, Luna & the Wild Blue Everything, this Friday (8/26) and it's got him taking a much different approach. Like a lot of young emo fans do, he credits Third Eye Blind as an influence, and his love of '90s mallternative rock definitely comes through here. Mat played everything himself, except some percussion by producer Will Yip and violin. There's also guest vocals by Anthony Green on "Direction." A full stream of the album premieres right here:

You can pre-order the album here. Mat's also touring with Anthony Green, and those dates are listed below.

UPDATE: Mat is also headlining NYC's Studio at Webster Hall on January 14.


Mat Kerekes -- 2016 Tour Dates
Sept 7@ Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
Sept 8 @The Social - Orlando, FL
Sept 9 @ Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Sept 10 @ The Orpheum - Tampa, FL
Sept 12 @ House of Rock - Corpus Christi, TX
Sept 13 @ Sons of Hermann Hall - Dallas, TX
Sept 14 @ Mohawk - Austin, TX
Sept 17 @ The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA
Sept 18 @ Quartyard - San Diego, CA
Sept 19 @ The Teragram Ballroom - Los Angeles, CA
Sept 21 @ Oakland Metro Operahouse - Oakland, CA
Sept 23 @ The Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO
Sept 25 @ The Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL
Sept 26 @ Saint Andrew's Hall - The Shelter - Detroit, MI
Sept 27 @ A&R Music Bar - Columbus, OH
Sept 29 @ Mr. Smalls Theatre- Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 1 @ Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA

all dates with Anthony Green

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