by State Song

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    12" LP packaged in full-color, uncoated jacket with poster-sized insert and download card for full-album download in 320k mp3 format direct from Phratry Records.

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On the band's debut full-length, "Dear Hearts & Gentle People" (Phratry 2010), State Song established itself as a pummeling, poetic rock-band working the three-piece dynamic to the fullest - utilizing the keyboard and sampler as accents and alleviating the need for a full-blown rock configuration on stage. The band garnered comparisons to much of the 1990s Indie/Alt-Rock scene as well as 1970s Album-Oriented Rock. The band was often described as Sunny Day Real Estate, and the early work of Radiohead, meets Ziggy Stardust. State Song thrived on luring listeners with its emotive, spacey melodies only to bludgeon them later with stacks of raw power.

On State Song's newest full-length, "Sleepcrawling" their trademark, melodic sound, along with singer/guitarist/keyboardist Scot Torres' raw vocal-poetics, has evolved into ravaging musical peaks at once both ethereal and devastating. This latest effort delivers the same, all-enveloping tidal wave of sound established on "Dear Hearts", but this time around it's a wiser, more introspective affair - dreamier and more articulate - as the piano playing takes on a more central role and Scot's lyrics tackle themes of loss, the struggle between heart and mind, aging, drinking, nostalgia, unrequited loyalty and urban isolation.


released April 22, 2014

Scot Torres: vocals, guitar, piano
Steve Wethington: bass, production
Chris Pennington: drums

Phratry Records Release Number 44
All Songs (c) 2013 State Song
(c) & (p) 2014 Phratry Records, LLC



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State Song Cincinnati, Ohio

State Song thrives on luring you into their spacey melodic afterthoughts only to pummel you later with stacks of raw power. The ebb and flow of State Song’s music combines late 90s era Indie Rock, 70s Space Rock, and snarling Post Punk.

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