Citizen Smile are an indie pop rock band formed by childhood friends, James Brown and Kory Kopchick. After the two attempted a number of projects, Citizen Smile officially took shape in 2005. The band draws influence from groups such as Wilco, Nada Surf and Weezer, while adding in their own mix of energy and raw emotion. Brown's hook-heavy vocal melodies combine with the atmospheric guitar play...ing of Kopchick and the steady rhythms of drummer Will Shattuck and bassist Ricky Ruggero to create songs that simultaneously get back to simplistic, catchy song structure, while maintaining the spirit of some of today's best Detroit rock & roll. Citizen Smile's discography includes three EPs (Seasons EP 2005, Oh, Okay 2008, and Keepsakes 2010) as well as a self-titled full-length in 2009.