ELECTRIC CITIZEN Announce New Album ‘Helltown’ & Share Song; Supporting MONSTER MAGNET Tour

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

Cincinnati, Ohio’s ELECTRIC CITIZEN have burst back onto the public radar with several exciting news announcements.

First comes the revelation of a new record’s imminence as “Helltown” will arrive from RidingEasy Records on September 28th. The album’s title has a real, tangible relevance to the band, too – it is the name of the Cincy 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. It is not to be confused with the fictional L..A. neighborhood where actor Robert Blake portrayed a hard-assed Catholic priest, Noah “Hardstep” Rivers, in the Eighties’ Helltown TV series.

In as much 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 début, Sateen. Furthermore, it marks the return of original bassist Nick Vogelpohl, who rejoins vocalist Laura Dolan, guitarist Ross Dolan and drummer Nate Wagner in ELECTRIC CITIZEN.

Require proof of the above claim? No problem! Dig the gruff hard rock of the new song “Hide It In The Night” we have provided below. Speaking of below, as well as further ELECTRIC CITIZEN news, the band will join Dark Sky Choir as support acts for the recently announced [HERE] MONSTER MAGNET U.S. Tour. Those dates are listed below the audio track.

Helltown will be available on LP, CD and digital download from RidingEasy Records on Sept. 28th; pre-order is active now at THIS LOCATION.


Track List:

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. Mother’s Little Reject

ELECTRIC CITIZEN On Tour w/ MONSTER MAGNET & DARK SKY CHOIR:

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


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