BLARE’s 5 Best New Artists (October 2012)

CITIZEN

NOTES: Like peers Balance And Composure and Tigers Jaw, the Michigan quintet do “miserable” best, even if that means turning alternative punk into a legible escape route. Rather than letting chords zip with sugar-coated innocence, Citizen slam slow-burning melodies into sentimental songwriting that isn’t afraid to tangle with thoughts of feeling hopeless (“Untitled”) or discontent (“Detached”). The build-ups aren’t actively electric, but the five-piece’s sound swells with a natural form of honesty that can only be extracted from a hate you can’t keep put away.

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