All "Citay" stories

Our Band Could Be Your Life Tribute @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC 5/22/11

It’s ten years since Michael Azerrad first published his defining DIY ’80s scene portrait Our Band Could Be Your Life, which covered an independent music culture that changed irrevocably a decade before that with the release of Nevermind. Round anniversaries make apt opportunities for retrospectives, and in the case of Our Band, this year ha… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 23, 2011 - 10:01 am

New Citay (Feat. tUnE-YaRdS) – “Mirror Kisses”

Pedagogically minded San Francisco septet Citay’s third album Dream Get Together inspired a writing project of the same name. As their label Dead Oceans notes, a dream get together could very well refer to “the concept of an ideal musical pairing, or the ultimate joining of musical forces,” among other things:

We were inspired… More »

By: brandon / January 19, 2010 - 9:42 am

Quit Your Day Job: Citay

Citay’s sophomore album Little Kingdom is a great dose of sweeping psychedelia. Think Byrds harmonies, Floydian pastoralism, and more than enough reasons to namedrop Popol Vuh. Despite those epic arcs, the SF septet’s songwriting and atmospherics are skillfully tight — like my favorite Twisted Village bands deciding that excess is absurd. With that mix of… More »

By: brandon / April 9, 2008 - 11:44 am

SXSW: Thursday Featured Showcases

Dinner time in Austin, time to munch tacos and figure the night sched. As the picture suggests, tonight’s the night for Jens Lekman fans: y’all have two chances to catch the Swedish troubadour (Emo’s at 8PM, Mohawk at midnight). For those looking for relatively veteran greats, the only choice is Yo La Tengo and My… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 9, 2008 - 11:54 pm

New Citay – “Eye On The Dollar”

We’ve been enjoying the smooth psychedelics of San Francisco pop-rock troupe Citay’s sophomore album Little Kingdom. As you can tell in the photo below, there are quite a few people lending their hands to the ’70s redolent harmonies (a number of “ooh”‘s and “ahhh”‘s) and pastoral, at times Floydian compositional sense, creating a deeply lush… More »

By: brandon / February 13, 2008 - 10:57 am