The States Proclaim We Are The Erasers
The States's razor-edged rock has the uncanny ability to evoke Radiohead-like dreamscapes, Zeppelin-inspired bombast, and an Orwellian political sensibility...often in the same song. Their forthcoming new album, produced by Chris Grainger (Wilco, Switchfoot), is both intimate and grandiose, at home equally in an echoing arena and in your own headphones.
The band's inventive songwriting has earned accolades from the John Lennon Songwriting Contest (Grand Prize Winners) and the International Songwriting Contest (Winners), and it has been featured on MTV's "The Hills" and "The Real World," and ESPN's "Baseball Tonight." Q104.3's Jonathan Clarke recently included The States in his list of the Top 10 New York bands.
Behind the music is an unconventional lineup: a Harvard-educated singer/guitarist (Chris Snyder), a punk/acid-jazz/prog-influenced drummer (Joe Stroll), and a sonic experimentalist bassist armed with an arsenal of fuzz pedals (Pete Connors).
Aug 21 2009 Crash Mansion New York, New York
Aug 22 2009 Site: B Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Aug 25 2009 Tammany Hall Worcester, Massachusetts
Aug 26 2009 Tenjune - Harvard Rocks NYC New York, New York
Aug 27 2009 Fusion 5 Night Club Foxboro, Massachusetts
Aug 28 2009 The Middle East Upstairs Cambridge, Massachusetts
Aug 29 2009 Fairfield Theatre Fairfield, Connecticut
Sep 7 2009 Kipona Festival Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Sep 17 2009 PLAY:stl Music Festival St. Louis, Missouri
Sep 23 2009 The Factory Rochester, Michigan
Sep 24 2009 MPMF - Midpoint Music Festival Cincinnati, Ohio
Sep 26 2009 Green Lantern Bar Lexington, Kentucky
Sep 29 2009 Brownie's 23 East Ardmore, Pennsylvania
Oct 1 2009 Dewey Beach Music Conference Dewey Beach, Delaware
Oct 16 2009 TT The Bears - Boston EP Release Cambridge, Massachusetts
Oct 17 2009 The Rack N' Roll Cafe Stamford, Connecticut
Nov 5 2009 Puck Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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