Citizen, Sorority Noise, Great Grandpa take on The Regent Theater.
Citizen is coming back to Los Angeles this fall–headlining a tour with fellow indie rockers Sorority Noise and Great Grandpa. Known for being mavens of the recent post hardcore scene, Citizen has been putting out consistently gut-wrenching sad music since 2011, since the release of Young States. Part of Run For Cover Records since 2012, Citizen formed in 2009 but made waves with the release of their album Youth (2013), which was widely received and highly acclaimed.
The album was recorded with producer Will Yip, known for working with bands such as Title Fight and Circa Survive. The band has been able to successfully tweak their sound with each album or single they put out. While fans of Youth might not have been so keen on Everybody Goes To Heaven (2015), the beautiful thing about this band is that no matter what sound they decide to try out, they do it genuinely. The band as a whole has their hearts laced in between every note of every track.
Hartford Connecticut’s Sorority Noise is best known for just being a pretty happy sounding band–arguably the opposite of Citizen. However both bands have quite a bit in common. Just because one band has the guise of sounding like Weezer 2.0 doesn’t mean there isn’t some kind of sadness there in the lyrics. The singer does happen to sing about always wanting to feel empty on the song “Nolsey,” released with Joy, Departed (2015) through Top Shelf Records. And seriously, the band is this current generation’s Weezer. It’s highly pleasant and dance-worthy. The songs are all bubbly and hypnotic. There is both soul and unique pop punk funk involved in each track. Their most recent album, You’re Not As ___ As You Think You Are came out spring 2017 and is available for download on their bandcamp, along with a host of other songs from different albums and EP splits since 2013.
Self-proclaimed Seattle “snack rockers” Great Grandpa has recently released their debut album Plastic Cough (2017) and it’s been getting a lot of praise. The Fader called it catchy and emotional, according to their bandcamp page. NPR described it as “90s slacker-rock chord progressions; growing into moments of grungy noise; unraveling into poppy, palm-muted riffs; building and faltering; exploding and nearing silence with surprising precision.” Focusing on the shoegaze side of indie rock, songs like “NO” and “Teen Challenge” showcase the bands instrumental capabilities as well as the singer’s vocals. The harmonies on both tracks is pristine and the lyrics for the songs are empowering. If you’re trying to push through a breakup or a difficult situation, Great Grandpa is the band to get you through it.
Wednesday Nov 15, 2017
Doors open at 7:00 PM.
Tickets: $17.50 Advance / $23 Day of Show.
Tickets can be purchased here.