STATE

STATE

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STATE explores the lurid side of sex and politics. While the lyrical content may focus on these subjects, the music provides a salacious and seductive groove to remind the listener that rock and roll was intended for the hips. You can think of STATE as a slab of testosterone marinated in estrogen.

Biography

We will sing of great crowds excited by work, by pleasure, and by riot; we will sing of the multicolored, polyphonic tides of revolution in the modern capitals; we will sing of the vibrant nightly fervor of arsenals and shipyards blazing with violent electric moons; greedy railway stations that devour smoke-plumed serpents; factories hung on clouds by the crooked lines of their smoke; bridges that stride the rivers like giant gymnasts, flashing in the sun with a glitter of knives; adventurous steamers that sniff the horizon; deep-chested locomotives whose wheels paw the tracks like the hooves of enormous steel horses bridled by tubing; and the sleek flight of planes whose propellers chatter in the wind like banners and seem to cheer like an enthusiastic crowd. -Futurist Manifesto

Shortly after his departure from national act, Extra Blue Kind, David Barajas formed STATE in November of 2005. Since then, STATE quickly gained local media attention from sources such as the Nuvo, INtake Weekly, Lafayette Courier Journal, as well as a feature in Indy Men's Magazine. Along with the notable media coverage, STATE's music video for -Crash- can also be seen on Indy's Music Channel.

Dagan (drums), Tre (guitar), and B.P. (bass) round out the ingenious quartet with a back beat inspired by everything from the 70's beat of Deep Purple to the sweat of grunge pioneers, Failure.

Noteable influences include: Queens of the Stone Age, Faith No More, Shiner, Deep Purple, ZZ Top and the Jesus Lizard

Lyrics

CRASH

Written By: David Barajas

Move along, drink all you are
Your own little free melody
Lies alone feed all you own
For me you bring more lies to sew

Face first I see you through
You're not for me I'm not for you

Tell the chance she's lost her way
She saw you dead in memory
Carve the year you shared a dance
And sing for death to make it fair

Face first I see you through
You're not for me I'm not for you

Crash crash baby you look so good
Cry cry later you know you should
Have another a drink and cut yourself
I won't help you

Face first I see you through
You're not for me I'm not for you

She Dreams Of You

Written By: David Barajas

Vodka lady with a cigarette for love
Making money cuz she knows what I am

A little blood of a lipstick stain again
Making money cuz she knows what I am

She was dreaming of him
She was dreaming of his left hook
She was dreaming, my baby won't let go

Pulling hair with another stare of love
Making money cuz she knows what I am
Vodka lady with a cigarette for love
Making money cuz she knows what I am

She was dreaming of him
She was dreaming of his left hook
She was dreaming, my baby won't let go

Last Song

Written By: David Barajas

Tonight we liberate (we die from the bottom)
All of our lives are bought by unions
Let go, decide we hate (we die from the bottom)
Projected fear on human income

it's alright
you don't care
you've got money

Discography

Self-titled EP released in April 2006. Fans can expect a re-issue of this album with live bonus tracks in the summer of 2007!

Set List

The Sift Machine
Crash
She Dreams of You
Last Song
Relation
Left Alone
Victory
Tomorrow's Theme
The Model
Easy Livin' (Uriah Heep cover)

We like to go by the words of Paul Mahern (Echo Park Studios and Zero Boys fame). "No one wants to hear more than 30 minutes". From our experience with touring this seems to be the golden rule. Get in, do it right, and get out. Of course we always make exceptions for special events and venues that require longer sets.

Our live wire sets are designed to stimulate the senses.