Altered States

Altered States

 Dallas, Texas, USA
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Altered States take inspiration from artists such as Radiohead, Pink Floyd, The Flaming Lips, Tame Impala, The Mars Volta and Led Zeppelin. With a blend of spacey progressive rock, electronic sounds and an undertone of psychedelic blues they strive to create a sound that is uniquely their own.

Biography

Formed in Dallas, TX in late 2010 over a childhood friendship and a mutual passion for playing music, Altered States is a collective of musicians with contrasting styles.

Combining their diverse musical tastes, celestial ideals, and love for the last real frontier they create thought evoking soundscapes that draw you in measure by measure. Layered with meaningful lyrics referencing past memories and visions, intricate guitar riffs, thumping bass lines, floating keyboards and hard-hitting drum beats it's no wonder why a wide variety of tastes can appreciate the message.

Lyrics

Entrapped In Colour

Written By: Luke Hoffman

Instead of telling the world to come to it’s feet
The words of the wise man were wasted on a message board feed
Everything fell into turmoil after that day
Now the lights and the colors that shine, they won’t go away

Silver and green, purple and gold
I can’t find the key; I’m stuck out in the cold
Someone come find me, then leave me alone
Silver and green, purple and gold

Blinding and binding, encircling, ensnaring, entrapping
Sometime’s it’s so hard to believe that all this is happening
For hours and hours on end I deal with the strife
The day’s a lot longer when you constantly fight for your life

In Between Dreams

Written By: Luke Hoffman

Right on the water's edge
Came a sound from below the sea
A symphony lined with rage
A spirit rose from the deep

Then just like that it’s gone
A complete change of scene
This doesn't make any sense
I'm in between dreams
I can't seem to find where I last placed my mind
I don't quite understand where I am
The last place I remember is nowhere
The last thing I recall is nothing at all
On a snow capped mountain peak
I stand alone with my despair
When did I get so lost?
And why do I just not care?
A tree sprouts from the ground
Turning the white to green
I’m completely upside down
I’m in between dreams

I can't seem to find where I last placed my mind
I don't quite understand where I am
The last place I remember is nowhere
The last thing I recall is nothing at all

Pennsylvania (Stepping Off a Cliff)

Written By: Luke Hoffman

Take me to the river, take me to the sea
Let me see what’s swimming there, baby let me see
And when I feel so empty, I want to disappear
I need a shoulder to cry on, baby lend an ear
Disarray, helter skelter
Storm’s a’comin, girl, look for shelter

Let me hold your hand when you’re pulling me away
Because I’ll need somebody to talk to when I’m in the grave
I can tell that by your panic, you’re trying to stay sane
One word of advice, girl, don’t get on the plane
If you fly to Pennsylvania in the middle of a storm
Be sure to tell your pilot that you’re ready to be born
I’ll be there to meet you when the ground beneath you shifts
Be sure to keep your eyes closed when you’re stepping off a cliff

Discography

Wanderlust EP (2012)

(1) "Pennsylvania (Stepping Off a Cliff)"
(2) "In Between Dreams"
(3) "Entrapped In Colour"
(4) "Interstellar Theophany"
(5) "Above The Stratosphere"
(6) "Falling From The Sky"