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i’m a guitar hero?

Check it, an interview with me over on, 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
Holy crap, almost 1000 hearts for my song “Computer” on
Nice writeup over at
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)

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.

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.

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.”

This Is Old updates

OMG!!111 This Is Old is making it around thar interwebs.

  • Eric R Danton of the Hartford Courant likes it
  • ccMixter is running a call for remixes and samples. First remix is in!
  • On iTunes now!
  • Pensatos says some nice things
  • I guess I’m a rock sellout
  • mentioned the ccMixter remix thing. I need to brush up on my German (ok, I don’t know any German). Let’s just hope it’s good!
  • WKNC in Raleigh, NC played it. WRVU in Nashville played it. KUCR in Riverside, CA played it. Thanks!