June 22, 2011 - Mcdonalds - "Name Names / It Feels Too Good to Believe" 7" available June 23, 2011
State Capital proudly brings you the "Name Names/It Feels Too Good to Believe" 7", an invitation to hear the world through hopeful ears, lovingly recorded by Dan Hewitt and mastered by Alex Saltz. "Name Names" is a proposal to an unsympathetic crowd that remembering yourself might make it easier to lose yourself. "It Feels Too Good To Believe" is the story of a young man's chemically-aided realization that he's in a cartoon wonderland/hell (it might help to imagine the video for "Welcome To The Jungle" crossed with "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" if it starred Leigh Bowery). The bonus download song, "James Bond," examines the legacy of the titular prick/meathead icon through a slowly coalescing, blue-with-purple-flashes storm cloud. Throughout, guitar lines echo, deeeeep acid synths move something “down there”, and thunderous drums sew your asshole shut and keep feeding you and feeding you. Please enjoy.
Mcdonalds 7" release party is June 23, 2011 @ Secret Project Robot , 210 Kent, Brooklyn
March 8, 2011 - The Everymen - 7" release available March 15, 2011
For the last year or so The Everymen have been a two-piece lowest fi garage band, existing as a guitar and drums combo and releasing EPs that sounded exactly like someone had kicked out their speakers and jabbed a screwdriver into their guitars. But recently and for their newest EP "Hello, Nice Evening. We Are The Everymen" they've expanded to include bass, trumpets, saxophones and have embraced the idea of making a record that doesn't sound like it's being played through a power sander.
Featuring a cameo by Philly's constant hitmaker Kurt Vile, 'Zeppole Ben' takes its cues from early Dinosaur Jr, Rocket From The Crypt and Archers Of Loaf but still retains the garage punk ethos that The Everymen have become completely unknown for.
"Hello, Nice Evening..." is available on limited vinyl (100 limited edition blue and 250 black) and digital on March 15. The band is celebrating the release with a March 12 show at Cake Shop. You should probably go.
August 30, 2010- Clean Equations debut full length available Tuesday August 31, 2010!
State Capital is proud to announce the 2nd major release in the past month... the debut full length by Philadelphia's Clean Equations! The new album "People/Variables" expands upon the sonic and lyrical themes of their 2009 self-titled EP with 10 songs of varying degrees of strings, reverb, and haunting melodies. The album is available on hand numbered blue vinyl (only 100 made) and black vinyl (once the blue runs out...) with a digital download. It's also available from the other fine digital downloading establishments. Check it out!
August 13, 2010 - Sunshower Orphans EP Available Monday August 16, 2010
State Capital Records is proud to announce the newest addition to the State Capital family, Queens NY based Sunshower Orphans. Sunshower Orphans latest EP entitled From the Fire Escapes will be available Monday August 16, 2010 on limited edition 12" vinyl (via the State Capital e-store) or as a digital download at many fine digital downloading establishments.
October 2009 - TWO NEW RELEASES
First, we have released a 17 track compilation LP entitled "State Capital Field Recordings". This is a limited vinyl run of 500 copies and contains ALL EXCLUSIVE tracks from Brooklyn and beyond's finest of the moment. Vivian Girls, Von Hayes, Knight School, The Beets, pow wow!, Miracles, Silk Flowers, City Center and lots more! See the full track list here. Most of these are already spoken for so get it while it lasts!
State Capital would like to welcome our newest artist, Philadelphia'a Clean Equations. Clean Equations are a top notch indie pop project from noisemaker/chemical engineer Michael Nyhan. Lots of cameos from today's finest indie rockers make this a very wide ranging and ultra-listenable EP. Check it out and look for a full length in the not too distant future.
September 2009- Quartered Lots For The Umbrella Soldier New EP From Von Hayes
The long awaited follow up EP to Von Hayes' highly regarded first full length record is now available! It is a 6 song EP called "Quartered Lots For The Umbrella Soldier" and is 6 more prime lo-fi tracks from these DE/NJ rockers. Get a copy while they last!
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