Sunday, November 17, 2013

Citizen Smile - Everything's Changing And Nothing

Posted By on Sun, Nov 17, 2013 at 6:46 AM

Release Show: 11/22/13 - Citizen Smile's Everything's Changing And Nothing


Local quartet Citizen Smile rip open most of their riffy power-ballads with proto-pop-rock gusto, sustained through 3 minutes of jogging rhythms while nifty, fx-fogged guitars swoop and soar, often crashing down between the choruses for some brutishly-cool, shredded crescendos. But, for every two trouncers you get on Everything, there's a softer, tempered ballad that comes along to smooth things out. For as crazily space-rock-splashy they get, they often pull it back during the softer bridges. And it's there, when boisterousness turns to poignancy, where the the lyricist, keeping at a smooth mid-high tone sounding palpably ponderous of all the weightier issues of, ya know, everything in life, can show off his coming-of-age poetics that could fit nicely over the closing credits of your next 20-something-demographed indie-dramaedy playing at the art house.

Citizen Smile performs November 22 at the Loving Touch (22634 Woodward Ave, Ferndale) . Opening up this CD Release show is Haunted House and the Ill Itches. 8pm FREE 21+

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Detroit Metro Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Metro Times Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

November 24, 2021

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In Detroit

© 2021 Detroit Metro Times - Contact Us

Website powered by Foundation