Citabria (si - ta - bree - ah) is an alternative rock band based out of San Jose, California, formed in 2008. The band’s debut EP, The Stereo Guillotine, was released in 2010 and immediately gained recognition locally, as well as overseas. The Stereo Guillotine was sold on several of Germany’s top online music distribution sites, which made it possible for the band to perform in Portugal for Açor Talentos, their version of American Idol. The following year, Citabria won a gold medal for the Your Music Olympicks Battle of the Bands, and opened for AWOLNATION at the San Diego IndieFest and The Limousines at the Left Coast Live music festival.
Citabria raised a $6,000 Kickstarter campaign in 2013 to fund the recording of their full-length album, Exit Reality. The LP was recorded at JingleTown Recording (owned by the band Green Day) and released in early 2015. "The Animal" off Exit Reality garnered regular radio airplay on Live 105 (KITS 105.3 FM), showing off the band's more electronic-infused sound, and landed the band an opening slot for P.O.D. Citabria launched their newest single "Take My Heart" in early 2016 to rave reviews, with more single releases coming soon.
Vocals / Guitar: Leopoldo Larsen
Bass / Keys: Edgar Fernandez
Guitar: Nate Dias
Drums: Kevin Azevedo
"Citabria is a noteworthy band that has been thriving in the California music scene."
~Louise Parker | Paste Magazine~
"Citabria delights with their brilliant and notable brand of indie rock."
~Steve Jennings | Arena~
"While Citabria pleads for someone to “Take My Heart” they have definitely captured mine."
~Darcel | Music Is My Life~
"[Take My Heart] has a heavy base rhythm and electronic sound that would feel comfortable in any club scene."
~Richard | ComicPopLibrary~
"[Take My Heart] has a funky, retro, electro pop vibe to it."
~Matt Brier | Idiosyncratic Transmissions~
"Citabria have returned with a blazing-hot mashup of psych-soul and alt-rock. “The Animal,” absolutely rips with its stuttering, Moog bass line, soaring vocal harmonies and jet-plane guitars."
~Nick Veronin | Metro Newspapers~
"Citabria has sculpted a niche for themselves like no other local band I’ve heard. They have successfully fused modern dance beats to their rock-borderline-shoegaze sound."
~Keenan Fry | The Spartan Daily~
"San Jose’s Citabria has turned four musical upbringings into a driving passion for perfectly crafted rock."
~Aaron Carnes | Metro Newspapers~
"The Stereo Guillotine is an album for the mind and soul."
~Chris Popp | Musicreviews.de~
"Citabria sure knows how to pack a place out."
~Matt Young | Your Music Magazine~