Pre-order Citizen's new album 'Life In Your Glass World' on limited galaxy blue and green swirl vinyl in the BrooklynVegan store.
Citizen are always changing things up, and they're often doing the unexpected. They hit the scene about a decade ago as a promising Title Fight-esque post-hardcore/emo/punk band, honing their sound over the course of two splits and an EP, before perfecting it on their instant-classic 2013 debut album Youth. Then, when it seemed like almost every band of their ilk was going shoegaze -- which parts of Youth did hint at -- Citizen went in the opposite direction, with the heavy Jesus Lizard/In Utero-inspired post-hardcore of 2015's Everybody Is Going to Heaven. They mellowed out a little on 2017's As You Please, and now, on their fourth album Life In Your Glass World, they're back with a new sound that pulls heavily from danceable early/mid 2000s post-punk bands like Bloc Party and Interpol. It's their most jarring shift since EIGTH, and it's some of their best music yet.