Hi there, we're Poe & CTZN... (like edgar allen; and citizen). You might know us as those guys from the record store in Berkeley. Thanks for stopping by! We've been working as independent musicians for over 6 years: as a duo, solo artists, and alongside The Understudies Crew and Candlespit Collective.
We are excited to be launching our new multi-media project
called 'Life After Debt', which will consist of not just music, but also a diverse combination of interactive & tangible additions & visuals including video, artwork + prints, clothing + apparel and a traveling live performance, which we hope to take around the world with time. After months of refining & rehearsing, this new material & live performance is our best effort yet, and marks a huge step forward for us.
- Poe does the words, CTZN does the music, and we are super excited to unveil these brand new Songs + Videos, which make for our most focused, conceptual, cohesive & meaningful work to date.
Check out the first song we've released from the album, it's called 'Center The Frame':
- One of our favorite artists, Del The Funky Homosapien (known for work with Deltron 3030, founding the Hieroglyphics & collaborating with Gorillaz for the smash "Clint Eastwood"), has been helping us with the project as both a collaborator and mentor during the process of putting it all together.
- The album is alllllmost finished and we have been extremely blessed to not only work with Del, but also to be able to work with mastering engineer Dave Cooley, who worked on J Dilla's Donuts, Madlib & DOOM's Madvillian, JayLib's Champion Sound, Ghostface Killah's 12 Reasons To Die, and countless other albums we've loved over the years. Needless to say, the quality of the music is sounding AMAZING and we cant wait to share it with you!
With your help we will be able to effectively launch 'Life After Debt', spread the music & videos further than ever before!
What We Need & What You Get For Helping
- Releasing a project in this day and age consists of a lot more than simply writing and recording the songs and manufacturing a bunch of CDs. In order to bring this project to you, in the highest quality, and most enjoyable & entertaining way possible, we encounter a number of expenses that aren't cheap! The process we must go through includes recording studios, engineers, mixing & mastering, management, publicists, advertising, pressing merchandise and driving from city to city on tour all adds up! That being said, we're hoping to raise $10,000 or more, so that we can cover all the bases to the best of our ability, and YOUR contribution will help make this our most effective, widespread & exciting release yet!
Perks that we'll be offering to donors include Pre-album 'Debt EP' CDs, T-Shirts, The Album on high quality Digipak CD, 7" Vinyl Records f. Del The Funky Homosapien, Prints that coincide with the album art, Buttons, Stickers, Advance Digital album, Bonus non-album tracks, studio time at Ear Peace Records, Beats from CTZN, Verses from Poe, Verses from CTZN, Beats from Poe, and so on. you get it....
- If we don't reach the target funding goal that we're shooting for, the launch of the project will continue on, and we will prioritize by covering costs that are essential to ensure that all donors still receive a fully enjoyable audio-visual experience, mastered, packaged and presented professionally. (ie publicist and the like is the last priority, we'd rather YOU have a nice CD, Vinyl or T-Shirt.)
Not only is this project our biggest and most important to date, but we have also gotten the once in a lifetime opportunity to hit the road and travel alongside Del The Funky Homosapien, Dan The Automator and Kid Koala as we launch into our most exciting journey yet. We're a few steps away from realizing a lifelong dream, and we can't do it without the help of all of YOU, the amazing friends, fans, family and people that have surrounded and supported us along the way. We're headed to the moon and back, and hope you'll join us for the ride.
- Stu & Foss
We'd love to connect with all of you:
We wanna connect with each and every one of you guys on a personal level, and would love to connect on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, we'll follow you back and are happy to answer any questions you might have:
Twitter: @Poe_EarPeace @MrCTZN
IG: @Poe_EarPeace @StudyMusicGroup
And just like that, we take this next step together.
See you at an upcoming show!
MUCH LOVE! - Poe + CTZN