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"Unsigned and Feeling Fine in 2009"

Statelman hail from Sayreville, NJ, which is about as close as Jersey will ever get to a small town. Sure enough, the members of Statelman sound angry, frustrated, and loud, with enough angry angst for a stadium of adoring fans. Before that happens, though, check them out at Chubby’s on Feb. 7 to vent a little bit of your pent-up anger at The Man.

It’s clear from their debut self-released CD, The Ghost In The Static, that Statelman’s members grew up listening to the Jersey hardcore that we all know and love. However, they do demonstrate a love for improvisation and melody that sets them apart from most new punk and rock. They maintain an edginess and rough sound, but there’s a lot of melodic, anthemic pop-rock that’s mixed in for good measure. Sealing the deal is a talented female vocalist and guitarist who steps ouside the typical “girl with a guitar” cliché to deliver truly impressive harmonies.

Without the support of a label, Statelman nevertheless are hard at work on a new EP, and promoting themselves through independent media and MySpace. Their pictures may show them looking gloomy and aloof, but they maintain an optimism and humility about their music that’s admirable and unique among New Jersey bands nowadays.

Chubby’s is located at 26 West Front St. in Red Bank. Doors open at 4 p.m. and admission is $10. Entry is for those 18 or over only. Visit or for details.

Link to article: - The Aquarian Weekly


Leur EP "The Ghost in the Static" est sorti il y a pas très longtemps
A écouter plus particulièrement : The Ballad Of Molly McQuade, Open Mouth Betrayal et You Are The Beta

English Translation:

Their EP "The Ghost In The Static" is gone some time out ago
Especially listen to The Ballad Of Molly McQuade, Open Mouth Betrayal et You Are The Beta

- Masse Olivier


"The Ghost in the Static" EP (2008)
-Currently receiving local radio airplay.



Statelman was formed by four close friends and devoted musicians. The band has existed in some form since its inception in the summer of 2006. “Megan and I began writing some music together,” says guitarist and vocalist, Sean, “We were looking to make some music that actually resonated with us.”

The band’s Central New Jersey roots are a huge influence on them. “Small suburbs don’t really leave you with much to do. Playing music let me meet my best friends and band mates,” says guitarist and vocalist Megan. Statelman is both a creative and emotional outlet for the band, “Honestly, music is the best therapy I could ever ask for,” Sean says, “That thirty to forty minutes I get to be on stage dancing and singing takes all the stress away; it makes everything feel alright. I don’t know where I’d be without it.” Statelman's strongest aspect is their live performance. Fans have commented that the band's performance is reminiscent of bands like Nirvana and At the Drive-in.

Statelman draws on a myriad of varied influences. “Our set usually reminds me of when you set your mp3 player to shuffle,” Dan jokes, “I’d hate it if all our songs sounded the same. We all listen to different kinds of music; I think that comes through on our CD.” The band blends their pop sensibilities with their penchant for the experimental into music that will grab you, shake you, and never let you go.