About Model CitizenLong-running Alabama based band featuring members of the Dexateens, Necronomikids, Lee Bains III & Gloryfires and more. Matt Patton (guitar, vocals), Mike Gaut (drums), and Justin Colburn (bass, vocals). Read Full Bio
- 50 Years of The Upsidedown Plaza
- Halloween 2012: Model Citizen releases Evil Wing digital single, supports Diamond Rugs at Workplay.
- Christmas show, Birds of Prey mp3
- Au Ras Au Ras debut full-length out now
- Guess who’s coming to practice? Model Citizen shows feature special guest bassist this weekend!
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On Saturday, December 1st Model Citizen will join in celebration of half a century of one of the south’s finest dive bars. I first descended the stairwell back in the summer of 1999 and almost immediately made a friend in … Continue reading
Press release, October 31, 2012: Long before he contributed his first snaking, gospel-rooted bassline to Southern musical luminaries like the Drive-By Truckers, Dexateens, Paul “Wine” Jones, Candi Staton and countless others, Matt Patton was fronting the Alabama garage-punk progenitors Model … Continue reading
Birds of Prey was written on the spot one night at 600 Studios in Tuscaloosa. I believe we were doing some additional tracking there following the Inner Fool sessions. The song was eventually recorded at the Sweatbox in Austin, TX … Continue reading
I went to Dial Back Sound in Water Valley, MS a few months back to do a little bass work on this record. Tess Brunet is the songstress and visionary at the helm of Au Ras Au Ras. I first … Continue reading
We have had more than our fair share of bass players over the years. There were those who went away mad and those who just went away. For the past three years or more our friend Justin Colburn of Lee … Continue reading
Way back in 2005 13 Ghosts released a full-length record called Cicada. Among its many great songs there’s one called A Model Citizen Flip. If you read liner notes you’ll discover I actually played guitar on it. And, it’s a … Continue reading
We played a show benefiting the AHMEN charity this past weekend. Our friends Black Willis also participated. Together we raised about $500. AHMEN works to feed children living off of a dump site in Honduras. I was watching Anthony Bourdain’s … Continue reading
My friend Jody Nelson of Birmingham based Through the Sparks helped me record this a few years back. We had toyed with the idea of putting out a tribute comp benefiting research and treatment for conditions such as the one … Continue reading