The City On Film
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The City On Film


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5 out of 5 rating for Informal Introduction - Alternative Press Magazine

"Informal Introduction Review"

In Formal Introduction proves what previous records have only hinted at: Nanna is a versatile songwriter, even unplugged... - The Onion

"Informal Introduction Review 2"

Informal introcution is a a solid debut that manages to showcase the delicately narrative talents of Bob Nanna, as well as an intricately adept musical construction - with the help of some friends, of course... - Punk News


-The City On Film / Kind Of Like Spitting / Sterling Silver - Slowdance Tour (Slowdance, 1998) - EP

-Two Hour Anniversary (About Midnight, 1999) - 7"

-The City On Film / Kind Of Like Spitting - Split (Sport, 1999) - 7"

-I'd Rather Be Wine Drunk (Post 436, 2004) - EP

-The City On Film / The Novi Split - The Sea Was Angry That Day My Friends (Eat The Fly, 2004) - EP

-The City On Film - Little Informal (Grand Theft Autumn, 2005) - EP

-In Formal Introduction (Grand Theft Autumn, 2005) - LP

-American Diary (Redder Records, 2006) EP

-The City On Film / Minus The Bear (Polyvinyl Rec, split EP 2006)



The City On Film had its humble beginnings in 1998 as a solo acoustic side project for Robert Nanna. A softer, quieter version of his work as the lead singer / guitarist of bands like Braid and Hey Mercedes, Nanna did a number of small headlining tours in the midwest, northeast, and southwest, and drew an impressive number of curious kids, even without the help of a proper full length LP or an established record label.

2005 sees The City On Film blossom from bedroom side project to full blown powerhouse with a full band debut LP/CD," In Formal Introduction", in stores June 21 on Grand Theft Autumn Records (Braid, Hey Mercedes, Kind Of Like Spitting, Shiner). Showcasing the impressive songwriting skills we’ve grown to love, he’s layered his unmistakable vocal strength and witty wordplay with a new set of instrumentation. Take Jawbox, Bright Eyes, and The Killers, throw in a dash of Red House Painters, and top it off with some Cursive and you may come close to describing the music of The City On Film.

Armed with this new hefty orchestration of guitars, drums, strings and keys, Nanna and his posse are hitting the road destined for a town near you. Take our word for it, this will surely be a grand sight to see. The City On Film have toured with Owen [polyvinyl] / Jeff Hanson [kill rock stars] / Minus The Bear / These Arms Are Snakes / Thunderbirds Are Now / Spitalfield / The Audition & Rescue [slowdance], to name a few.