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Citizen - As You Please

For their third album As You Please, Citizen is looking inward. Pairing up again with longtime producer Will Yip, the band presents twelve songs that fuse aspects of their entire catalog into one neoteric whole. While the cathartic melancholy of their debut Youth and the jarring intensity of 2015’s Everybody is Going to Heaven are both present, the most welcome addition to Citizen’s arsenal on As You Please is the range of auxiliary instrumentation and sonic experimentation on the album. This is most notable on “In the Middle of it All,” where vocalist Mat Kerekes is sampled singing the song title in a modulated, haunting chorus that echoes throughout the song. The addition of organs and unconventional drum effects on songs like “You Are A Star” and “Medicine” create shifting emphases on tension and frailty, while the huge choruses of songs like opener “Jet” and “I Forgive No One” are reminders that while Citizen dove headfirst into uncharted territory with their new album, the band is still as good as ever at writing emotionally-charged anthems. As You Please presents Citizen’s vision at the most focused it has ever been - it is delicately crafted to provoke at every moment.

 

Deluxe Box Set LP includes: 
- Limited Edition red/white mix swirl vinyl exclusive to box set 
- Limited Edition red mixtape with remixed songs & other curiosities 
- A-1 24" x 33" Movie Sized As You Please Poster 
- As You Please Dice, Enamel Pin & Carrying Bag

 

Deluxe Double Cassette includes: 
- Full As You Please album on gold cassette 
- Bonus mixtape with remixed songs & other curiosities.

 

Tracklist:

Jet

In the Middle Of It All

As You Please

Medicine

Ugly Luck

World

Fever Days

Control

Discrete Routine

I Forgive No One

You Are a Star

Flowerchild

 

 

----FIRST PRESS VARIANTS ---- 
500 Red/White A/B Mix (Box Set Exclusive) 
1000 Blood Red w/ Bone/Black Splatter (RFC Store Exclusive) 
1000 Blue/Orange A/B (Cooking Vinyl & UK/EU Stores) 
1000 Mustard w/ Red Splatter (Band Exclusive) 
1000 Bone w/ Purple/Gold Splatter (Indie Retail) 
3500 Black-in-Clear Color-in-Color (General Retail)
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Red/White A/B Mix (Box Set Exclusive) 
1. http://www.runforcoverrecords.com/products/597157-citizen-as-you-please
 
Blood Red w/ Bone/Black Splatter (RFC Store Exclusive) 
1. http://www.runforcoverrecords.com/products/597157-citizen-as-you-please
 
Clear with Black Swirl
1. https://www.amazon.com/As-You-Please-Color-Vinyl/dp/B0749Z8M2V
2. https://smartpunkshop.com/collections/pre-orders/products/citizen-as-you-please
3. http://www.runforcoverrecords.com/products/597157-citizen-as-you-please
4. http://www.bullmoose.com/p/25571681/citizen-as-you-please-clear-w-black-swirl-vinyl-color-vinyl-24-poster + POSTER
5. https://www.impericon.com/en/citizen-as-you-please-black-clear-colored-lp.html (europe)
 
Orange/Blue Swirl
1. https://monkeyboyrecords.co.uk/products/citizen-as-you-please-vinyl (UK)
2. https://www.banquetrecords.com/citizen/as-you-please/811774027649  (uk)
3. http://www.vinyltap.co.uk/as-you-please-330762 (uk)
4. http://www.saturn.de/de/product/_citizen-as-you-please-colored-vinyl-rock-vinyl-2316619.html (germany)
5. https://artistfirst.com.au/products/as-you-please-lp (australia)
 
Bone w/ Purple/Gold Splatter (Indie Retail)

1. http://www.bullmoose.com/p/25743912/citizen-as-you-please-bone-w-purple-gold-splatter-indie-exclusive
2. local record stores to your area
 
unknown, but prob retail clear-black
1. https://www.merchbar.com/hard-rock-metal/citizen/citizen-as-you-please-vinyl-record-463012

 

Mustard w/ Red Splatter (Band Exclusive)

TBD

 

Edited by teddy
updated variant links

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Picked up the red w/ bone&black splatter. I'd like the deluxe, but don't need all the extras. Hoping this is truly full circle in terms of their style like the description makes it out to be. I love Youth and moderately enjoyed EIGTH so a nice blend of both would be cool. New song is nice too!

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New song is ok. A little reminiscent of Youth which is a good thing. I've tried 4 or 5 times to give EIGTH a proper chance and I just can't get into it. It's so off putting that I'm probably not even preordering this one. I'll wait and see how much I like the whole album first.

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1 hour ago, justin_cole12 said:

New song is ok. A little reminiscent of Youth which is a good thing. I've tried 4 or 5 times to give EIGTH a proper chance and I just can't get into it. It's so off putting that I'm probably not even preordering this one. I'll wait and see how much I like the whole album first.

I skip a majority of the songs on EIGHT, but the best song on there is the last track Ring of Chain.

Edited by tlr

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5 minutes ago, Cameron cruz said:

Where can I get the other variants not on the RFC website? 

I feel like they all have pretty good descriptions of where they can be purchased. Look for the indie retailer exclusive at either your local store or online indie stores like bull moose and amoeba. The release date is almost 3 months away so don't count on picking up some of those variants until then.

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