Out of State
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Out of State

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2006 (Self Titled E.P.)
2008 (Full length) In studio now



From the squalor of Del Playa comes the boys from Out Of State. There is a part of town where keg beer continuously flows on any night of the week and is actually safer to drink than the tap water. In early 2005, in the ramshackle 6625 Del Playa Drive Unit #4 this band was born. There were poisonous mushrooms growing from the walls and the oven had an exhaust system that contained a giant bird's nest. At the end of the year the Chief of the Santa Barbara fire department paid a visit to the house and explained that if the oven had actually worked, then the bird's nest would have blocked the exhaust, subsequently starting a fire and leading to a gas line explosion.

Thankfully the members of the band survived their year at 6625 and continued to play music and develop as a band. Their 2006 self titled e.p. release earned attention in the new rock releases on iTunes with their singles "Carry The Flag" and "Save Our Tomorrow." These songs have since been featured on West Coast Rock compilations and gained them entry into playing venues like The Whisky A Go Go and The Ventura Theatre. Their music too fast to call rock, not fast enough to call punk, and just too damn uppity and wild to call grunge.

The members of this quintet include: lead guitar and vocalist John "Purple Hayes", from Sun Valley, Idaho. Once a legend in Europe for his ridiculous techno (DJ Lompytac), John decided to stall his electronic career in order to "rock people's balls off." His biggest influences include Tiger Army, Muse and Macho Man Randy Savage.

Rhythm guitar and vocalist "Catfish" hails from the coastline of New Jersey. For as long as the Catfish can remember he has been whiskers deep in music. His biggest influences are Queens of The Stone Age and Destiny's Child.

On percussion is Daveed "The Swede" McVicker, who was raised in a hut deep in the marshes of Sweden. The Swede's mother claimed that when she was pregnant with him she felt him kicking and punching so hard that she knew she was either going to raise a boxer, a soccer player or a drummer. Looking back, she could have never imagined that he would be talented at all three.

Greg "The Cannibal" Soltis is from Connecticut and the story goes that he learned to read music before he could read English. Sadly, Greg never went to school and didn't learn to read until he was 22.

"Magical Mike" LaRussa from the "ATL" plays the keyboard and melodica. Magical Mike's creations have been compared to to Ben Folds and Sara Bareilles.

Out of State is currently working with studio engineer and producer Thom Flowers. Thom has produced sensational bands such as The Ataris and Sugarcult and has played guitar for Fat Record's band Bad Astronaut. CD OUT AUGUST 2008!