Debut 7" from this band out of the Bay Area, California. A danceable hybrid of Post-Hardcore and Rock N'Roll. Ex-Sterile Mind.
Our take: Debut EP from this Bay Area, California band featuring former members of Sterile Mind. States of Nature’s sound reminds me of the post-hardcore I was listening to in the 90s, particularly Drive Like Jehu, Fugazi, and Jawbox. Like those bands, States of Nature use inventive rhythms, have complex and dynamic arrangements, and have a penchant for the occasional big, Nirvana-style chorus. The production is powerful, the playing is top-notch, and it scratches that itch for complexity and ambition you might develop after a few days of listening to nothing but primitive d-beat. If you’re a fan of the aforementioned bands give this a try… it rocks.