Denver, CO, USA (Active)
State Drugs is a band from Denver, CO that try their best to make catchy yet refined songs, like they would have listened to 20 years ago. Think a mixed grab bag of Knapsack, Gin blossoms, Gameface, and Smoke or Fire doused in "Curb Your Enthusiasm". Slowly birthed at the end of 2015-early 2016 from fragments of songs hibernating on a hard drive, State Drugs released 3 EP's before partnering with Snappy Little Number Quality Audio Recordings and Toxic Pop Records to release a collections LP titled "Takings and Leaving" in 2019. In 2020 the digital EP, "666, Blah, Blah, Blah", was self-released by the band and featured a more focused sound. In 2021, the band will release their new LP "Live, Laugh, Love" in partnership with Snappy Little Numbers and Ashtray Monument Records. "It’s like the Gin Blossoms if only Dave Lombardo played drums" said some drunk passerby one time.
State Drugs "Live. Laugh. Love" LP
SLN-196. 20 limited edition 12" LP's on randomly mixed color vinyl with a bonus "Sweetheart" hand numbered custom sleeve print / digital long player. 40 limited edition 12" LP's on randomly mixed color vinyl with a bonus "Sweet Kitty" hand numbered custom sleeve print / digital long player. 140 standard edition 12" LP's on randomly mixed color vinyl / digital long player. Released 2/14/21.
State Drugs "Night Windows" Bandcamp Digital Benefit Single
SLN-FAV8. Released 3/20/20. "Night Windows" is a cover song (The Weakerthans) from the State Drugs "666, Blah, Blah, Blah" digital EP. It was a donation-based track with proceeds benefiting The Metro Gallery in Baltimore, MD (themetrogallery.net) through May 10, 2020.
State Drugs "Takings & Leavings" LP
SLN-155. 300 12" LP's on turquoise blue vinyl, download code included. Released in partnership with Toxic Pop Records. Released 8/30/19.