Cary James, Evan James, and Jon Bellona came together through various avenues. As Cary and Jon had a previous project known as The Landscapers, The Edgy Citizens burgeoned on their conversations of live records and wavy, pastiche pop. Their debut, “If I Had A Hi-Fi”, premiered in January, 2003, and was cut live with two additional session players – Lindsay Papsmear on bass, and Ben Salzman on drums – around one Neumann SM69. Our heroes sounded the various guitar noises and spit vocals. To date, the group is on hiatus working on solo projects.
If I Had A Hi-Fi (Sample 3 songs)