Electric Citizen share new track from forthcoming album Helltown 07/10/2018 5 “Going from one riff-filled masterpiece to the next, Electric Citizen go well beyond anything that they accomplished with 2014’s Sateen. The band is coming into their own, and they know it.” — Metal Injection “I like the fact that, four years and three records into their tenure as a band, I have no idea what to expect from them next. Other than songwriting. Helltown very much seems to be marking a new level for Electric Citizen, and they emerge stronger than ever and at their most vital.” — The Obelisk “With songs this good, they deserve to blow up.” — Consequence of Sound Electric Citizen share another new track from their forthcoming third album Helltown (RidingEasy Records) today ahead of its September 28th release. Hear and share “New Earth” via YouTube here – The band also recently announced North American tour dates supporting heavy psych favorites Monster Magnet this Fall. Please see complete dates below. Metal Injection previously hosted lead single “Hide It In The Night” HERE or via YouTube here – The Obelisk shared second single “Lunch” HERE or via YouTube here – Helltown, the forthcoming third album by Electric Citizen is, in many ways, a homecoming. While the title may seem fittingly metal (if not exceedingly so), it actually has real relevance. Helltown(all one word), while also multidimensional, is named after the Cincinnati, OH neighborhood in which the band lives, practices, and where the album was written, recorded and mixed. Now known more prosaically as Northside, Helltown earned its name in the 1800s due to its reputation for rowdy taverns frequented by the neighborhood of factory workers and immigrants. Inasmuch as Helltown is an ode to the band’s home and its buried past, it also represents a return to the grittier sound of their 2014 debut, Sateen. Furthermore, it marks the return of original bassist Nick Vogelpohl, who rejoins vocalist Laura Dolan, guitarist Ross Dolan and drummer Nate Wagner. It’s a fun, tough, dirty rock n’ roll album. “In many ways this album is a realignment to the first,” Laura says. “We experimented a lot on the second album, some of which we learned we didn’t like.” Electric Citizen’s 2016 album Higher Time was an expansive and somewhat cleaner effort mixed by Black Keys engineer Collin Dupuis at Easy Eye in Nashville, TN. It was a landmark moment for the band earning considerable press praise – Consequence of Sound named it in the 20 Most Anticipated Albums of 2016 with “the most breakout potential of all the young bands on this list.” And, the band’s endless touring since the first album earned them stints opening for acts like Pentagram, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Fu Manchu, Budos Band, Wolfmother and playing renowned festivals like Psycho Las Vegas, Psycho California and Desert Fest Belgium. What sets Electric Citizen apart from contemporary heavy counterparts is their song writing. The band writes concise, 3-minute, heavy rock songs. While others might now be following suit, when they started, most bands of their ilk were content writing drawn-out slow doom dirges. Regardless, none can deliver quite like Electric Citizen: Laura’s captivating star-power, Ross’ perfect tone and riffs, Nate’s pugilistic and swinging beats, glued together by Nick’s gliding bass lines. “Heart Attack” opens the album with a furious galloping rhythm, crunching guitar with a monolithic scooped midrange tone and Laura’s signature wail, double-tracked to create a haunting effect. From the first 10 seconds, you’ll be headbanging ferociously, ecstatic to have Electric Citizen back, and back to basics. “Ripper” is exactly that, a shredding 3-minute ripper, “The Pawn” boasts subtle pop hooks deftly tucked into a bashing tune. “New Earth” shows why the band continues to garner high praise for Laura’s dramatic vocals and the band’s skill at penning bonafide songs, rather than just a collection of riffs. Helltown will be available on LP, CD and download on September 28th, 2018 via RidingEasy Records. Pre-orders are available HERE. ELECTRIC CITIZEN // MONSTER MAGNET TOUR 2018: 09/28 Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Place 09/29 Mt. Clemens, MI @ Emerald Theatre 10/02 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge 10/03 Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze 10/05 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater 10/06 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge 10/08 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater 10/09 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom 10/10 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon 10/12 San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside 10/15 Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory 10/16 San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick 10/17 Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge 10/19 San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger 10/20 Dallas, TX @ Canton Hall 10/21 Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall 10/23 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade 10/24 Nashville, TN @ Basement East 10/26 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage 10/27 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre 10/28 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair Artist: Electric Citizen Album: Helltown Label: RidingEasy Records Release Date: September 28th, 2018 01. Heart Attack 02. Hide It In The Night 03. Cold Blooded Blue 04. Father Time 05. Ripper 06. The Pawn 07. New Earth 08. Lunch 09. 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