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 but airy sound. Grab an extra shaker, Popol Vuh t-shirt, and breeze into “Eye On The Dollar” after the jump.
[Photo by Gretchen Robinette; L to R: Warren Huegel, Jesse Reiner, Ezra Feinberg, Julie Napolin, Diego Gonzalez, Adria Otte, Tahlia Harbour]
That outro guitar wail behind those Byrds-y sighs? Yes, gorgeous. If you liked the first sip, please take another with a second heady Little Kingdom track “First Fantasy.” Prep yourself for the overlapping synth/guitar/vocal swirls at the finale.
Citay – “First Fantasy” (MP3)
These folks are good at endings. Little Kingdom is out on Dead Oceans. You can see the crew live, too.
03/07 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent w/ Heavenly States
03/13 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/14 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/15 – Houston, TX @ Rudyard’s Pub w/ Sunburned Hand of the Man
03/17 – Atlanta, GA @ The EARL w/ Sons and Daughters, Bodies Of Water
03/18 – Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light
03/19 – Washington, DC @ The Red and The Black
03/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Khyber
03/21 – New York, NY @ Cake Shop w/ Rings
03/22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn
03/23 – Somerville, MA @ Pa’s Lounge
03/24 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ Vassar College
03/26 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Belvedere’s
03/27 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
03/28 – Detroit, MI @ The Pike Room
03/29 – Chicago, IL @ The Hideout w/ Cryptacize
03/30 – St. Louis, MO @ Lemp Arts Center w/ Jumbling Towers + Cryptacize