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Thursday, March 13 • 11:30pm - Friday, March 14 •12:00am

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Founded in 2004, Citay began as a studio project by Ezra Feinberg. Feinberg worked closely with renowned producer Tim Green (Comets On Fire, Sleater-Kinney, The Melvins) on the debut record, which was met with critical praise. Citay soon evolved into a full-fledged eight-piece band whose potency moved beyond the studio and into the live arena. They’ve toured with the likes of Vetiver, Howlin’ Rain, and The Fucking Champs and shared the stage with like-minded space travelers such as Six Organs of Admittance, Danava and Yo La Tengo. Little Kingdom, released in November 2007, is the second album from the San Francisco collective, which has grown to include anywhere from 7 -10 performing members. It’s an otherworldly place, full of psychedelic swirl, soaring harmonies and grandiose jams It’s an epic journey, and an album that sounds out of place in 2007 – a classic in the purest sense. Like Citay’s 2006 self-titled debut, the ‘70s rock sensibility is intact; Thin Lizzy, acoustic Led Zeppelin, Big Star and the Byrds all remain touchstones. But Little Kingdom moves further into ambitious composition, referencing Popul Vuh, Animals-era Pink Floyd, the Fripp-Eno collaborations, and early Mike Oldfield. The twin leads are still huge, the ballads still sweet, but Citay is reaching for more on Little Kingdom. Transcending retro-classic rock, these eight songs are intricate compositions in which texture is as important as melody, and every sound is precise.

Thursday March 13, 2008 11:30pm - Friday March 14, 2008 12:00am
Mohawk 912 Red River St

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