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Citay Perform At “Our Band Could Be Your Life” 10 Year Anniversary Show, Tour With the Donkeys

Ten years ago, Michael Azerrad published the seminal book Our Band Could Be Your Life, chronicling the stories of artists such as Black Flag, the Minutemen, Sonic Youth, Mission of Burma, Mudhoney and more. To celebrate the ten year anniversary of the book, Azerrad has curated a show at Bowery Ballroom, aptly called Our Concert Could Be Your Life, which features contemporary bands covering the classics that he wrote about in the book. Citay will be digging into the Mission of Burma catalog, while Dirty Projectors revisit Black Flag, St. Vincent pays tribute to Big Black and Wye Oak performs the music of Dinosaur Jr. The Village Voice recently covered the event, and you can see the full line-up for this sold out show at the Bowery Ballroom website.

This show is Citay’s first in their new hometown of New York City. Guitarist/songwriter Ezra Feinberg relocated to New York City in late 2010, and has assembled a new Citay line-up in his new home, featuring Max McDonald, Evan Patrick O’Reilly, Noah Plotkin, Colby Cecca and Grant Schulte. Following Citay’s appearance at Bowery Ballroom, the band joins the Donkeys on select shows in the northeast.

Citay’s Ezra Feinberg Recounts The Best of 2010


Best Citay show of the year: four-way toss up between a frigid night in Chicago at Schuba’s; a rainy but lovely night at the Band Room overlooking the stunning hills of the North York Moors, UK; kids going nuts in a San Luis Obispo wreck room; and a serious party in Stockholm opening for Black Mountain.

Best venue of this or any year: The Bottletree in Birmingham, Alabama

Best song with only one lyric: “Little Brown Haired Girls” by Frankie Rose & the Outs

Best song that everyone else also thinks is the best song: “Round and Round” by Ariel Pink

Best album that hasn’t come out yet but that I’ve been listening to a lot and that will be out in very early 2011: Acrylics “Lives and Treasure”

Best border crossing maybe ever: Citay and Vetiver, US to Canada, total wait time 1 minute.

Best Citay bill: Birds of Avalon – Citay – Mitch Easter (no joke) and best song of the night: Mitch Easter’s note-for-note cover of “Twenty-First Century Schizoid Man.”

Best Epic Jam: Citay, The Fruit Bats and Vetiver 30 minute “Hurry on Sundown” at a Winery in Sonoma, California.

Best vocal: Ruth Garbus of Happy Birthday at the end of the song “Girls FM.” Radical falsetto!

Best after-show party: Major dance jammer at Chris Swanson’s in Bloomington, Indiana featuring Citay, Bon Iver, label staff, college kids, and a weird dude who lingered and then passed out sitting up. Rug tearin’ til 6am. One of those nights…

Epic Citay Performance on Rooftop at Incubate Festival


Citay performances are epic in a regular old rock club, so when the band hits the “stage” for a rooftop performance at the Incubate Festival in the Netherlands, something pretty special was sure to happen. The band nails live versions of “Fortunate Sun” and “Mirror Kisses” here for the always amazing 3VOOR12.

Citay, Nurses, Phosphorescent Invade Europe

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Phosphorescent, Citay and Nurses will be headed to the old world in September for extensive tours. For Nurses and Citay, this will be their first time touring in Europe, so please make them feel welcome. This tour marks Phosphorescent’s second visit since the release of their acclaimed album Here’s To Taking It Easy. All three bands will be visiting one of our favorite festivals, End of the Road. The backstage parties will be epic. A full list of tour dates for all three bands can be found here.

Watch Citay in “Festival in the Forest” Clips at Pitchfork.tv

For one week only, Pitchfork.tv is running footage from Festival in the Forest, an hour long documentary of 2008′s Folk Yeah Festival at the Fernwood Campgrounds in Big Sur, California. Citay was among the festival lineup captured in the documentary, and you can watch a clip of them below.

Head over to Pitchfork.tv right HERE to see more from the documentary, including performances by Fool’s Gold, The Fresh & Onlys, Port O’Brien, Beach House, Silver Jews and more.

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