Monthly Archives: December 2011

New: Internet Forever – Happy New Year

Only one day left in 2011, holy fuck. Almost time for everyone to get ‘royally shit-faced’ and act as if we’ve actually achieved something in our lives over the past twelve months. Well, whilst you’re downing vile flavoured vodka shots and kissing people on the cheek who you really couldn’t give a crap about, why […]


By Josh
on 30th Dec 2011
in Music

Albums of the Year 2011 (#40-31)

We’re out of the blocks. Having been through the first ten in our Albums of 2011 before the Christmas break, it’s my pleasure to be able to bring you the second part of the series – #40 – 31. Enjoy. #40 Elite Gymnastics – RUIN As well as providing several of the best remixes of […]

New: Lockets – Camera Shy

Having maxed out the free downloads of Camera Shy via their Soundcloud and their bandcamp surely soon to go the same way, it’s safe to say that Philadelphia duo Lockets have created quite a buzz with their debut track. With it’s dream-pop tendencies and ethereal influences, the vocal driven number has already been featured by […]

EP Review: Seams – Colours and Maps

You should probably get familiar with Seams now, as if there’s any justice, these kids will be a household name in the indie scene within twelve months. The band are a 5-piece consisting of vocals, primarily from Katie Lynch, backing vocals and guitar from Michael Fitzpatrick, guitar from Mark Johnston, bass from Liam Thompson and […]

New: Mount Kimbie – Before I Move Off (Star Slinger Refix)

With what will most likely be his final output of 2011, Star Slinger has tried his hand at remixing Before I Move Off by London duo Mount Kimbie. Where the original finds beauty through it’s minimal, atmospheric feel, Star Slinger reinvents the track as a more club friendly dance number. Splicing the already heavily tinted […]


By Josh
on 23rd Dec 2011
in MPfree

Albums of the Year 2011 (#50-41)

With only a week left in 2011, we’ve left it rather late in releasing our end of year lists. Having announced the last of CitR’s Tool List earlier this week, it’s with great pleasure that I present to you a rather more serious list – CitR’s Albums of the Year 2011. So, unravel your best […]

Introducing: Spirit House

Hailing from New Mexico, Spirit House write blisteringly perfect indie pop tracks, with their two debut outings showcasing very differing aspects to the group. Take Smile; at only two minutes in length, it conveys a ludicrous amount, part MGMT, part Two Door Cinema Club, there’s no cheap tricks or gimmicks, just stellar songwriting. On the […]

New: The Linedance Fever – Last Christmas (Wham Cover)

Last time I counted there were 1,423,232,934 covers of Last Christmas by Wham. That’s one for every five people on the planet. Out of all those billions of versions of the 1984 shit-pop ‘classic’, this bluegrass take by Sweden’s The Linedance Fever may well be the best yet. The vocals are dark and delivered with […]

New & MPfree: SiairaShawn – Dusk (prod. by Knxwledge)

Knxwledge’s Komposure EP remains one of my favorite beat tapes of the year. Its dusty and woozy samples created a haze of sedation, the samples praying on gentle repetition of samples, while subtle changes in the groove jolt the listener out of a forced trance. His latest track, a production credit on SiairaShawn’s new cut […]


By Joel Chima
on 21st Dec 2011
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New: Deniro Farrar – Amaco (prod. by Clams Casino)

Crash Symbols makes blogging way too easy. There was a time when I felt like I was changing the world; long evenings spent trawling through the bowels of Bandcamp, listening to endless streams of shit from my inbox and checking out my favourite artists’ recommendations, all to curate something that at least created the illusion […]


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New: Main Attrakionz – Brock Lesnar

CITR’s FAVORITE LABEL IN THE WHOLE FUCKING WORLD, or as you guys know them ‘Crash Symbols’, dropped a new new compilation Mixtape yesterday. It was brimming with gems, as expected, yet a new cut from Main Attrakionz is perhaps the most obsessively repeatable. Apparently Brock Lesnar is a pro wrestler reference, “Their new track “Brock […]


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Video: Zambri – To Keep Back

I feel like I say this all the time, admittedly more in real life than on the pages of CITR, we truly are in the age of DIY art; from creation to publication, the need for the man in the suit with bags full of money is diminishing every day. Yet despite this sudden sense […]


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New: Rochelle Jordan – Here I Go

Photo Credit: Malcolm Gray As fate would have it, Canadian songstress Rochelle Jordan appeared in our third Sound of 2012 section, only just a few hours ago. So, if you needed any further temptation to check out her music, here it is, in the form of new track Here I Go. Where Drake is too […]


By Josh
on 20th Dec 2011
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EP Review: We Were Poseidon – Turn Back the Clocks

As I began to write this I was informed that today is in fact the one year anniversary of Dundonian 5-piece We Were Poseidon, and during this period they have written and released their début EP Turn Back the Clocks and undergone a Scottish mini-tour to celebrate and promote this release. Although to look at […]

Sound of 2012 (Part 3 – Josh)

After writing the first Sound of 2012 article, I not only realised that I’d missed out so many incredibly exciting upcoming acts, but also that it wasn’t quite as sonically diverse as I’d originally envisioned. With Part I focusing quite heavily quite on lo-fi orientated songwriters and solo musicians, Joel took about compiling his own […]

Introducing: Patrick Ellis

The Avalanches have been gone way too long. Having been M.I.A. for the best part of a decade now, and reportedly $140,000 in debt, things aren’t looking great for the Australian quartet, however Pitchfork suggests the highly anticipated sophomore record may well be closer than we think. Anyway, another person who I’m sure would love […]

New: Lana Del Rey – Off To The Races

With Lana Del Rey’s debut album out in just over two months, a new cut set to feature on the release has ‘leaked’ from Born To Die. Off To The Races has appeared in various bootleg/demo forms before but this is the first studio version of the track. As in previous cuts, Del Rey plays […]


By Josh
on 19th Dec 2011
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Sound of 2012 (Part 2 – Joel)

Photo: Seth Blaine Model: Kitty Ella Jarrett If there’s one thing I like more than being ‘alt as fuck’, it’s being right while simultaneously being ‘alt as fuck’. At its very core, a ‘sounds of’ list aims to do both; it should irritate with its eagerness to plug the unknown while reassuring with its other […]

The Tool List 2011 (5-1)

Here we are, the grand finale, the one you’ve all been waiting for, the Pièce de résistance… alright, you get the gist. We’ve been through lame, perverted gingers (#7), overzealous, past-it rockers (#8) and even the worst app since the one that imitated the iPhone user drinking a beer (#15). So, before someone sues us […]

New: Sleepyface – Cement Shoes

If you hadn’t already twigged, I love a bit of downbeat, from-the-bedroom sounding lo-fi. This new track from New Jersey’s Sleepyface is entirely that, rough round the edges but all the more elegant for it. Combining the raw intimacy of Casiotone For The Painfully alone, with a twinge of autotune, Cement Shoes demands repeated listens. […]