The States were formed by Chris Snyder (vocals and guitar) and Previn Warren (bass) in 2002 and solidified their lineup with the addition of Joe Stroll (drums) in 2004. In June 2004 The States won Buzzplay.com's national "Best Unsigned Band Competition" out of a field of several hundred bands. Recently, they self-released their debut album Multiply Not Divide, and the Brooklyn-based trio have been touring throughout the Northeast since.
We dubbed the States an "artist to watch" when we first got their record, and as Schultz said then, they "separate themselves from the pack with intelligent poetic songs...The States are clearly a talented eloquent outfit and their self-produced debut album outshines much that has recently been released by the major labels."
The States play this Thursday, August 10th at Sin-E in NYC as part of Earvolution's Summer Jam 2006. Some tickets remain and are available here.