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i’m a guitar hero?

Check it, an interview with me over on jemsite.com, as part of their “Guitar Hero” series. The site is generally dedicated to Ibanez guitars (of which I have none) but they do a lot of interesting interviews with artists and musicians. Usually people that play guitar much better than I do. Head on over there and read the interview!

Hey, FrostClick posted a rather sweet review of This Is Old. “…it has quickly become one of my favorites this year with heavy rotation on my iPod”. head on over there to check it out. Thanks to Gabriel for posting a link to my store… yes I have some nice t-shirts, you want one.

Lots of stuff going on!

This Is Old continues to weave it’s way through thar interwebs:
Read an interview, with, uh, me at masslive.com
Holy crap, almost 1000 hearts for my song “Computer” on thesixtyone.com
Nice writeup over at buzzbands.la
A nice piece all the way from Tel Aviv, courtesy of Laughing Evergreens

Over 100 stations playing State Shirt
This Is Old continues to get played on college and independent radio across the US. Over 100 stations are playing new State Shirt music. The album hit #7 at KSLU St Louis, #26 at WAIH Postdam NY, #12 at WTTU Cookeville, TN, #28 at WFCS New Britain CT, #22 at WNHU West Haven CT, #13 at URH Hilo Hawaii, #18 WMXM at Lake Forest IL, #24 at Naperville IL, #15 at WCYT Fort Wayne IN, #24 at KSCL Shreveport LA, #27 at WMLN Milton MA, #27 at WUSB Stony Brook Ny, #10 at WBGU Bowling Green Oh, #13 at WPPJ Pittsburgh PA, and #18 WXJM Harrisonburg VA!

New Song
A few days ago I recorded a new song in my kitchen. Video is here. Song is below. Hope you like it.
State Shirt – Suffer Someday (Live)

Remixes
A bunch of new remixes have come in. Here are just a few. Remix contest winner will be announced shortly!
Diode (Terry Burton) – Computer (Analog Mix by Diode)
The Orchestral Movement of 1932 – Conway Station Road (The Next Train Mix)
Show Your Shoe – Fell Out Of The Sky (Show Your Shoe remix)
Teru – Enter…
Decaying_Machine – Chemma Chi [dark times machine rmx]
Ballzac – Fell Out Of The Sky (commercial dance remix)
Christof Barber – Computer (Christof Barber remix)

I remixed myself
Is it a faux pas to remix yourself? A couple days ago I created a mashup of several Vidian songs with my song “Life Isn’t Everything”. It also features vocals from c.layne, Brad Sucks and Kristen Hersh for good measure. Definitely doesn’t sound like State Shirt– has more of a Daft Punk feel.
State Shirt – Almost Alive (mash-up)

More songs to remix
A few more songs are available for remixing. Source files for Life Isn’t Everything, Don’t Die and Edison’s Medicine are available for downloading here.

You Make a Super Badass Remix Contest

Over the last couple months, there have been over 70 remixes of State Shirt songs that have been made by people all over the world, and it’s been really cool to hear everyone’s take on the music. Since it’s been going so well, I figured hey why not have another remix contest? Well here it is.

Create a tasty remix of a State Shirt song between January 19 and February 26 and enter to win Propellerhead Reason 4 music production software, State Shirt t-shirt and other yet-to-be-announced goodies. Source files for my songs are available here. All you need to do is:

1. Create a super badass remix of one of my songs (or several remixes, there is no limit).

2. Submit the remix by emailing me with an MP3 attachment or link to the MP3.

Me and my team of remix experts will pick the most super-est fantastic remix of the month. And give you the prize. Contest rules are here. Bonus points go to people who also upload their remix to ccMixter.org!

Thanks!

Radio airplay update

Pretty excited this week, radio airplay for the new album is going well. This week, 5 stations have charted it in their top 30 albums; #21 at URH in Hawaii, #18 at WXJM in Harrisonburg, VA, #15 at WCYT in Fort Wayne, Indiana, #13 at WPPJ in Pittsburgh, and #7 at KSLU in St. Louis. Here’s the updated list, if you see your local station here, please call them and request State Shirt. Thanks, yer a peach!

WEGL – Auburn, AL
KHNS – Haines AK
KFSR – Fresno, CA
KVMR – Nevada City, CA
KUCR – Riverside, CA
KZSC – Santa Cruz, CA
KCSS – Turlock, CA
KSCU – Fort Collins, CO
WESU – Middletown, CT
WFCS – New Britain, CT – Charted at #29
WWUH – West Hartford, CT (my old stompin’ grounds)
WNHU – West Haven, CT – Charted at #22
WVUD – Newark, DE
WMNF – Tampa, FL
WRAS – Atlanta, GA
URH – Hilo, HI – Charted at #23, now at #21!
WMXM – Lake Forest, IL
WCYT – Fort Wayne, IN – Charted at #15!
WVFI – Notre Dame, IN
WRFL – Lexington, KY
KXUL – Monroe, LA
KSCL – Shreveport, LA
WBOR – Brunswick, ME
WMPG – Portland, ME
CJUM – Winnipeg, MAN
WMUC – College Park, MD
WMUA – Amherst, MA (also my old stompin’ grounds)
WBMR – Cambridge, MA
WMLN – Milton, MA – Charted at #27!
WBRS – Waltham, MA
WIDR – Kalamazoo, MI
KUOM – Minneapolis, MN
KRLX – Northfield, MN
3WK – St Louis, MO
KDHX – St Louis, MO
KSLU – St Louis, MO – Charted at #26, now at #7! :)
KWUR – St Louis, MO
RLC – Piscataway, NJ
WICB – Ithaca, NY
WUSB – Stony Brook, NY – Charted at #27
WRPI – Troy, NY
WQFS – Greensboro, NC
KNDS – Fargo, ND
WBGU – Bowling Green, OH – Charted at #10!
KRSC – Claremore, OK
KXZY – Stillwater, OK
CHUO – Ottawa, ONT
CILU – Thunder Bay, ONT
KEOL – La Grande, OR
WMUH – Allentown, PA
WARC – Meadville, PA
WIXQ – Millersville, PA
WPPJ – Pittsburgh, PA – Charted at #13! :)
WSYC – Shippensburg, PA
WVYC – York, PA
WDOM – Providence, RI
WUTK – Knoxville, TN – Charted at #30
WRVU – Nashville, TN
Radio UTD – Richardson, TX
KSYM – San Antonio, TX
WRUV – Burlington, VT
WXJM – Harrisonburg, VA – Charted at #18!
KUGS – Bellingham, WA
WSRI – Eau Claire, WI
WSUM – Madison, WI

Some recent web rumblings…

Creative Commons is all warm and cuddly with my Call for Remixes/Samples.

Thanks to Laptop Rockers for giving the remix contest some love and affection.

Yay, I’m on Song-A-Day again!

Nice review on Comfort Comes. “an album that’s fresh-sounding but also comfy as your favorite sweatshirt”. Very comfortable.

Speaking of being comfortable, Comfort Music posted a couple tracks up on their site.

It’s okay, Pensatos totally panned the new album, but someone there liked a track.

radio airplay

54 stations are playing songs off of This Is Old. YAH!

WEGL – Auburn, AL
KHNS – Haines AK
KVMR – Nevada City, CA
KUCR – Riverside, CA
KZSC – Santa Cruz, CA
KCSS – Turlock, CA
KSCU – Fort Collins, CO
WFCS – New Britain, CT – Charted at #29
WVUD – Newark, DE
WMNF – Tampa, FL
WRAS – Atlanta, GA
URH – Hilo, HI – Charted at #23
WMXM – Lake Forest, IL
WVFI – Notre Dame, IN
WRFL – Lexington, KY
KXUL – Monroe, LA
WBOR – Brunswick, ME
WMPG – Portland, ME
CJUM – Winnipeg, MAN
WMUC – College Park, MD
WMUA – Amherst, MA
WBMR – Cambridge, MA
WBRS – Waltham, MA
KUOM – Minneapolis, MN
KRLX – Northfield, MN
3WK – St Louis, MO
KDHX – St Louis, MO
KSLU – St Louis, MO – Charted at #26
KWUR – St Louis, MO
RLC – Piscataway, NJ
WICB – Ithaca, NY
WUSB – Stony Brook, NY – Charted at #27
WRPI – Troy, NY
WBGU – Bowling Green, OH
KRSC – Claremore, OK
KXZY – Stillwater, OK
CHUO – Ottawa, ONT
CILU – Thunder Bay, ONT
KEOL – La Grande, OR
WMUH – Allentown, PA
WARC – Meadville, PA
WIXQ – Millersville, PA
WPPJ – Pittsburgh, PA
WSYC – Shippensburg, PA
WVYC – York, PA
WDOM – Providence, RI
WUTK – Knoxville, TN – Charted at #30!
Radio UTD – Richardson, TX
KSYM – San Antonio, TX
WRUV – Burlington, VT
WXJM – Harrisonburg, VA
KUGS – Bellingham, WA
WSRI – Eau Claire, WI
WSUM – Madison, WI

First Coast News – review

Some snippets from Paul POP’s review (First Coast News). Link to review

“DIY hand made folktronica that sounds as if Elbow got in a car crash with Folk Implosion and the Postal Service.”

“The unobtrusive nature of all this permeates the haunting nature of this album and it makes it seem as if the the whole thing were created by loop loving ghosts.”

This is Old is a fascinating listen and an interesting peek into State Shirt’s soul.”

“Melancholy and being stuck in a never ending routine has never sounded so good.”

The Airwaves Are Old

A bunch of stations are playing some songs off This Is Old:

KVMR – Nevada City, CA
KUCR – Riverside, CA
KSCU – Fort Collins, CO
WFCS – New Britain, CT – charted at #29
WNHU – West Haven, CT
WVUD – Newark, DE
WRAS – Atlanta, GA
URH – Hilo, HI
WVFi – Notre Dame, IN
KXUL – Monroe, LA
WMPG – Portland, ME
CJUM – Winnipeg, MAN
WMUC – College Park, MD
WBRS – Waltham, MA
KRLX – Northfield, MN
3WK – St Louis, MO
KDHX – St Louis, MO
KSLU-1 – St Louis, MO
WUSB – Stony Brook, NY – charted at #27
WRPI – Troy, NY
WBGU – Bowling Green, OH – charted at #10!
KRSC – Claremore, OK
KXZY – Stillwater, OK
CILU – Thunder Bay, ONT
WMUH – Allentown, PA
WARC – Meadville, PA
WIXQ – Millersville, PA
WPPJ – Pittsburgh, PA
WSYC – Shippensburg, PA
WVYC – York, PA
WDOM – Providence, RI
WUTK – Knoxville, TN
KSYM – San Antonio, TX
WRSI – Eau Claire, WI
WSUM – Madison, WI