About this Artist

Citizen is an alternative rock band from Southeast Michigan and Northwest Ohio that formed in 2009. The band currently consists of Mat Kerekes (vocals), brothers Nick (lead guitar) and Eric Hamm (bass), Mason Mercer (rhythm guitar), and Ben Russin (drums). They are currently signed to Run for Cover Records, and have released four studio albums to date: Youth (2013), Everybody Is Going to Heaven (2015), As You Please (2017) and Life in Your Glass World (2021). A fifth, Calling the Dogs, is set for release in October 2023. Considered a part of emo's fourth wave, Pitchfork have described Citizen as "a band their fans can grow up with rather than out of." Where their earlier material captured more of the early/mid 2000s sounds of emo, post-hardcore, grunge and pop punk, the newer material has veered more into danceable indie rock territory influenced by bands like bloc party and the like.


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FeaturedLife In Your Glass World
March 26th, 2021

Toledo-based rock powerhouse Citizen have returned to announce their upcoming fourth full-length Life In Your Glass World, due out March 26th via Run For Cover Records. For over a decade Citizen have been challenging expectations and on Life In Your Glass World the band once again refuses to be e

Calling The Dogs
October 6th, 2023

Renowned alternative rock band Citizen has just announced their fifth full length LP, "Calling the Dogs" set for release on October 6, 2023 via Run for Cover Records. The band has also returned with a new single, "If You're Lonely,” taken from the forthcoming LP. The accompanyi