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CITIZEN (US) + TURNOVER (US) + SUPERGENIUS (BE)
Wednesday 27 January, 2016 at 19:30 - 23:00
JC Kavka, Oudaan 14, Antwerpen
CITIZEN (USA – Run For Cover)
Almost two years to the date of the release of their breakthrough album, Citizen return with their highly anticipated follow-up full-length, Everybody is Going to Heaven. Haunting these ten songs is a foreboding, dark atmosphere masterfully crafted by producer Will Yip, and an immediate, intense energy is palpable from even the first grimy seconds of the opener, “Cement.” As with every one of Citizen’s releases, Mat Kerekes’ signature vocal delivery here is a trademark feature, demonstrating the emotional tension that boils over on this release. As cathartic as ever, he duels between a soft croon and a haunting scream, confronting his demons on tracks like “My Favorite Color” echoing the tormented refrain, “my heart still beats for nothing”. And while most of the record is an intense and noisy onslaught, songs like “Heaviside” and “Yellow Love” act as armistices, each aching in reverb-drenched consonance. Everybody is Going to Heaven is a turning point for Citizen: once regarded as newcomers with undeniable potential, the band shows here that they have matured both abruptly and uniquely, with no end to their upward trajectory in sight.
TURNOVER (USA – Run For Cover)
With a sound that’s driving and plaintive, contemplative and catchy, Turnover capture the uncertainty of emo-pop greats like the Get Up Kids and Texas Is the Reason. Based out of Virginia Beach, Virginia, the quartet, made up of Casey and Austin Getz, Danny Dempsey, and Eric Soucy, jumped onto the scene in 2011 with a self-titled EP. A split single with Citizen followed the next year before the band would make its full-length debut in early 2013 with Magnolia on Run for Cover Records. Their sophomore release 2015’s Peripheral Vision represented a shift in style toward more melodic, dreamy indie rock.
SUPERGENIUS (BE – Golden Antenna)
Powerful, passionate, and rooted in punk and mid-90’s guitar pop. SUPERGENIUS is a brand spanking new indie/post-hardcore band, comprised of members from Belgian bands RISE AND FALL, WIEGEDOOD, CASTLES and HITCH. They cut a rough edge to pumping US and UK-punk-inspired songs and augment it with overpowering riffs, ripping vocals and a driving sound to match.
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