Formed in 2015, CITRA is composed of singer/guitarist Brandon Arndt, lead guitarist Augie Menos, bassist Mauricio Jara and drummer Dan Naddy . Based in Colorado, CITRA quickly established themselves as “the premier rock group in the Denver music scene” - Ultra 5280, with gritty guitars, chugging backbeats, and self-assured songwriting.

The band's reputation for high-energy and captivating live shows began to spread and they quickly earned slots next to national acts from all over the country such as Jimmy Eat World, Greta Van Fleet, Silversun Pickups, A Day to Remember, X Ambassadors, All American Rejects,  and Shinedown. In early 2018 CITRA released their sophomore EP Mr. Copacetic to widespread acclaim, winning them 303 Magazine’s “Best Rock Artist” and “Fan-Favorite New Album” along with a nomination for Westword’s “Best Rock Band”. In 2021 CITRA released the single "Never Gonna Win", going on to win 93.3's Big Gig competition. 2023 saw the band record new music, the first single "Inside My Head" released in early December.