Mat Kerekes (Citizen) premieres debut solo record

1384
Mat Kerekes

Mat Kerekes, the versatile frontman of grungy, Michigan-based emo unit Citizen, has premiered his debut solo record via Brooklyn Vegan. Listen to Luna & the Wild Blue Everything below.

Stylistically, Luna & the Wild Blue Everything serves as a sizable departure from Kerekes’ recent work with Citizen. The soundscape is broad with acoustic instruments and lush harmonies, violins, bells, and other comforting tones. Surprisingly, Anthony Green shows up for a guest vocal spot on “Direction,” making for an album highlight. It’s a calm retreat from the often angry and constantly abrasive sound of Citizen’s 2015 sophomore record, Everybody Is Going To Heaven.

https://soundcloud.com/matkerekesmusic/sets/luna-the-wild-blue-everything

If you like the new record, there’s still time to pre-order.

Mat Kerekes tour dates:

Sept 7@ Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Sept 8 @The Social – Orlando, FL
Sept 9 @ Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Sept 10 @ The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
Sept 12 @ House of Rock – Corpus Christi, TX
Sept 13 @ Sons of Hermann Hall – Dallas, TX
Sept 14 @ Mohawk – Austin, TX
Sept 17 @ The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
Sept 18 @ Quartyard – San Diego, CA
Sept 19 @ The Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA
Sept 21 @ Oakland Metro Operahouse – Oakland, CA
Sept 23 @ The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
Sept 25 @ The Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
Sept 26 @ Saint Andrew’s Hall – The Shelter – Detroit, MI
Sept 27 @ A&R Music Bar – Columbus, OH
Sept 29 @ Mr. Smalls Theatre- Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 1 @ Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA