Model Citizens (3)

Largely unknown New York new wave group that spun off some important bands when they split into The Dance and Polyrock, and a side project of The Dance backing 12 year old Chandra. John Cale produced the Model Citizens EP after he lost out on the chance to produce Television to Brian Eno. Model Citizens and its offshoots reflect an awareness of NY's minimalists - Cale played with La Monte Young's early Dream Syndicate, and Philip Glass went on to produce Polyrock. One of the highlights of the band is Eugenie Diserio's voice. There's a repetitive keyboard groove to these bands that hints at Glass and a slight dissonance but danceable groove that makes them sound fresh over 30 years later.


Singles & EPs

SPY 004 Model Citizens (3) - Shift The Blame album art Model Citizens (3) Shift The Blame(7", EP, Styrene) Spy Records Ltd. SPY 004 US 1979 Sell This Version