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Lawful Citizen

Fearlessly combining jazz, metal, electronic, and Americana, Lawful Citizen is an explosive force on the Canadian jazz scene. Formed in 2015 after meeting at McGill University, the band name reflects the discord felt by the common man, between remaining complacent and refusing to abide. The pendulum of their music swings from subtle beauty to relentless rage, driven by the musicality and sensitivity of the four musicians

Lawful Citizen live performances have been described as a transcendent and mesmerizing experience. The band first tested their sound along with Gas Station Mentality at Bistro de Paris. Next, they billed with Bad Luck, Seattle’s acclaimed experimental duo, at La Passe in Montreal. As their reputation grew, they performed in the Nick Fraser Presents series at the Tranzac Club in Toronto. Lawful Citizen also billed with Emma Frank, Daniel Arthur Trio, and Gas Station Mentality at Casa del Popolo in Montreal on separate occasions. They played multiple times and Resonance Café in Montreal, and the Emmet Ray in Toronto. They have become known for their unique grit while melting genres and destroying boundaries.

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”Montreal’s Lawful Citizen are masters of this school of improv, blending jazz influences with hints of drone and doom metal, which makes more sense than you’d think.” -Josh Weinberg, www.dominionated.ca

“The band does a marvellous job putting their own stamp on jazz by adding hints of a dark, metallic edge.” -Josh Weinberg, www.dominionated.ca

“Wonderfully chaotic.” -Chris Maskell, CBC Music

“On top of the tune being stuck in our heads, we’re also hitting replay to keep discovering fresh nuances each time through.” -Chris Maskell, CBC Music

Discography

Internal Combustion

Internal Combustion

Self Produced
2018

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Lawful Citizen

Lawful Citizen

Creative Independent Artists
2017

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Shatter

Shatter

Lawful Citizen
Internal Combustion

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