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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Interview with States Away

How did the band members meet?

We've all originally met by being in other local bands, or from back when we were in high school. Our guitarists Cody and Geoff started writing material together back in early fall of 2011, started jamming with our drummer Ian, and then I (Michael) decided to join right when I moved back from Orlando in December of 2011. Then we actually entered the studio without a vocalist, found our singer Corey and got him in the studio immediately!

How did you decide on a band name?

Our good friend Josh Minnich who does all our graphic design work presented it to us and we really liked it. It sort of represents relationships we have with people that aren't near us, and how we can conquer that distance.

Who are some of your major influences?
States Away
New Found Glory, Man Overboard, The Story So Far, Sworn In, God, and Pizza.

Where do you draw your inspiration from?

I think a re-appearing theme in our message is relationships. Everyone in the band has a bad relationship history when it comes to being treated wrong or even conflict within ourselves, so we try and express that in our lyrics.

You recently released your debut EP. Which songs are your favourite and why?

I think everyone likes "Heads Up" because it's fast paced, has some heavier parts, but still with a catchy chorus. I'd say we also like It's Not Me It's You, because it's probably our most mature sounding song, and we really connect with the lyrics.

Mean What You Say is definitely the most fun for everyone to play live though, because so far it has the best crowd reaction.

What do you hope people take away from your music?

We all hope that everyone can connect with our lyrics, realize that they aren't the only ones having those specific kind of relationship issues, or conflicts within themselves, and find hope that there is always a way out to be a happier person.

Finally, is there anyone you would like to give a shout out to?
Our dads.

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