Citizens & Saints

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Citizens & Saints
Origin Seattle, Washington[1][2]
Genres Christian rock, indie, Christian alternative rock[3][4]
Years active 2011 (2011)–present[3]
Labels BEC/Mars Hill/Humble Beast[1][3]
  • Zach Bolen
  • Brian Eichelberger
  • Nathan Furtado
  • Adam Skatula
  • Spencer Abbott
Past members
  • Tom McConnell
  • Nate Garvey
  • Jeremy Kelderman
  • Bryce Covert

Citizens & Saints, formerly known as Citizens, are a Christian rock band from Seattle, Washington.


Citizens & Saints were formerly based at Mars Hill Church, which was one of their record labels.[1] Zach Bolen leads the band.[5] Bolen resigned from Mars Hill in 2014, where he served as elder and worship leader.[6][7]

Their album, Citizens, has seen critical and commercial success since its 2013 release.

After changing their name, the band released their second studio album, Join the Triumph, in November 2014. This album incorporated more electronic sounds and synthesizers can be heard on several of the tracks. The album is still in keeping with their fundamental indie/alternative rock sound.


The band released an EP called Already / Not Yet on May 8, 2012, which was done only on the Mars Hill label.[3]

Their first full-length studio album under the band name Citizens & Saints was Citizens, released on March 12, 2013. This album was released on both the BEC Recordings and Mars Hill Records labels, and was produced by Brian Eichelberger.[2][3][4]

Their second full-length studio album, Join the Triumph, was released on November 11, 2014, by BEC Recordings and was again produced by Eichelberger.

A third album, titled A Mirror Dimly, was released on September 16, 2016.[8]



Year Album Peak chart positions
2013 Citizens
  • Released: March 12, 2013
  • Label: BEC/Mars Hill
  • Format: CD, Digital download
20[4] 6[4]
2014 Join the Triumph
  • Released: November 11, 2014
  • Label: BEC
  • Format: CD, Digital download, Vinyl
2016 A Mirror Dimly
  • Released: September 16, 2016
  • Label: Gospel Song Records
  • Format: CD, Digital download, Vinyl


Year Album Peak chart positions
2012 Already/Not Yet (EP)
  • Released: May 8, 2012
  • Label: BEC
  • Format: CD, Digital download
2013 Repeat the Sounding Joy (EP)
  • Released: November 25, 2013
  • Label: BEC
  • Format: CD, Digital download
2017 In Part - EP
  • Released: August 11, 2017
  • Label: Gospel Song Records
  • Format: Digital download


  1. ^ a b c "Citizens". Mars Hill Music. Retrieved March 31, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b NRTTeamAdmin (March 5, 2013). "Citizens Artist Profile". New Release Tuesday. Retrieved March 31, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Jesus Freak Hideout. "Citizens Discography, Citizens Artist Database, Citizens Lyrics". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved March 31, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Citizens - Music Biography, Credits and Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved March 31, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Gospel". Retrieved February 18, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Controlling Christianity Kills Creativity". Retrieved 20 March 2016. 
  7. ^ "Zach Bolen Resigns from Mars Hill Ballard". Patheos. 
  8. ^ "News". Citizens & Saints. Retrieved 11 August 2016. 
  9. ^ a b "Citizens & Saints Chart History Heatseekers Albums", Billboard. Retrieved January 26, 2016