Greensboro, North Carolina, USA

Teetering between the slow strum of The National and the lighthearted keyboarding of The Shins, Citified helps to support the claim that sometimes less is, in fact, more.


It makes sense that in a year following a reunion by one of the highlights of shoegaze, My Bloody Valentine, and a late-period masterpiece by the former Red House Painter Mark Kozelek (as Sun Kil Moon), that Greensboro, North Carolina’s Citified would return with Absence–a record that splits the difference between the softly driven lyrical work of the latter and the hazy crunch of the former. Think about Swervedriver’s gift for finding the classic pop and rock structures beneath the murk of shoegaze and you’ve hit exactly upon what Citified have created in their third release, their strongest outing yet.

Working again with engineer Jerry Kee (Superchunk, Portastatic, Kingsbury Manx) at his Duck-Kee studio in Mebane, North Carolina, the band created an even more layered and thorough work than on any prior release.


"Absence" - 2010 (Eskimo Kiss Records, EKR018)
"The Meeting After The Meeting" - 2008 (Eskimo Kiss Records, EKR014)
"Citified" - 2005 (Eskimo Kiss Records, EKR010)

Set List

35-40 min. setlist, all originals