The States

The States

The Lodge Bar

Thursday – Sep 24 – 10:00

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 new EP, "We Are The Erasers," produced by Chris Grainger (Wilco, Switchfoot) and available September 22, 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 VH1's "The Hills," ESPN's "Baseball Tonight," and MTV's "The Real World." In July 2009 the band will film a video at the Vans Warped Tour 2009 with the John Lennon Bus.

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).