Synthesis Band You’ve Never Heard Of Band Of The Day: Citay

I grew up with a healthy distaste for any sounds resembling the driving forces behind hippie dancing. Grateful Dead? FUCK no. Jefferson Airplane? Eat shit and die.

Luckily, I’ve gotten a little longer in the tooth and just when it hits me that I’ve been living in a cave for 22 years, I hear Citay and am instantly whisked away to the lush hills of the Bay, wincing at sea winds with a rucksack full of provisions, thumbing my way to the city to catch this band live.

The group has harnessed an enchanting multi-guitar soothe, with layered harmonies and lush musicianship. Vocalist Ezra Feinberg’s subtle, breathy vocals illuminate the scenery, and elevate the songs’ mystical plateaus.

It would be easy to compare the band to The Dead, if only by way of their proximity to Haight Ashbury. But psychedelic is too tame a description. Jammy is just plain unfair. If anything, the band’s affinity for ’60s psychedelia mixed with their pedigree in such bands as The Fucking Champs, Tussle, Crime In Choir, The Dry Spells, Meridians, 3 Leafs, Galactic Bunz and Sweet Potatoe, has made them wholly aware of the nuances required to emerge out from those hulking declarations. We’re gonna have to go ahead and ask that you listen to this band.

Upcoming show dates are as follows:

Jan 19 2008 8:00P
Towne Lounge – with White Rainbow Portland, Oregon
Jan 20 2008 8:00P
To Be Announced Arcata, California
Mar 7 2008 8:00P
The Independent – with Heavenly States San Francisco, California
Mar 13 2008 8:00P
SXSW!! Austin, Texas
Mar 14 2008 8:00P
SXSW!! Austin, Texas
Mar 15 2008 8:00P
SXSW Austin, Texas
Mar 15 2008 8:00P
Rudyard’s Pub – with Jana Hunter Houston, Texas
Mar 16 2008 8:00P
One-Eyed Jack’s New Orleans, Louisiana
Mar 17 2008 8:00P
Earl – with Sons & Daughters Atlanta, Georgia
Mar 18 2008 8:00P
Pilot Light Knoxville
Mar 19 2008 8:00P
The Red and The Black Washington, DC, Washington DC
Mar 20 2008 8:00P
The Khyber Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Mar 21 2008 8:00P
Cake Shop New York, New York
Mar 22 2008 8:00P
TBA – Brooklyn Brooklyn, New York
Mar 23 2008 8:00P
PA Lounge Somerville, Massachusetts
Mar 24 2008 8:00P
Vassar College Poughkeepsie, New York
Mar 26 2008 8:00P
TBA Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Mar 27 2008 8:00P
Beachland Ballroom Cleveland, Ohio
Mar 28 2008 8:00P
Crofoot Detroit, Michigan
Mar 29 2008 8:00P
The Hideout Chicago, Illinois
Mar 30 2008 8:00P
Lemp Arts Center St. Louis, Missouri

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