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Alternative 02/02/2019

Athens Indie Rockers Deep State Return With 'The Past To Fast Oblivion'

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New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Today marks the welcome return of Athens, GA's Deep State: the four-piece is delighted to finally release their third full length, The Path to Fast Oblivion. Coming first is the upbeat, urgent "Under the Gun," followed by a string of fast-paced, urgent hitters like "Son"and "Time Unrivaled". Fitting somewhere between the historic rosters of indies like Merge and Fat Possum, Deep State flaunts both the speed and playful sound of typical garage rock while maintaining a deliberate tightness and control of their sound, while the lyrical content of the new album goes deeper and darker than before, fitting for the current era.

The band will be playing two release shows in their home state: tonight in Athens at Flicker Theater and Bar, and February 7 in Atlanta at The Earl. Keep your eyes peeled for further dates!

Catch Deep State Live:
2/1 - Athens GA - Flicker Theater and Bar
2/7 - Atlanta GA @ The Earl

After four years of dipping in and out of dive bars, SXSW parties with celebrity chefs, and sponsored Facebook posts, Deep State is asking the right questions, embracing an identity that's been years in the making-seeking answers and willing to exploring the spectrum of human nature on their third album The Path to Fast Oblivion.
The Path to Fast Oblivion is a "blink and you might miss it" affair, with the Athens, Georgia based outfit creating 13-tracks of driving, fast, electric, catchy, honest, anti-establishment rock-n-roll.
From the bratty and carefree attitude displayed of "Under the Gun," to the anthemic and powerful single "Son," the band is unafraid to explore the very essence of humanity, creating a narrative that ventures into themes of catharsis, wonder, nostalgia, regret, and guilt. Even single "Ideals" sees the band getting raw and vulnerable, the band takes you on an existential exploration.
The longtime friends and bandmates, Taylor Chmura, Smokey DeRoeck, Michael Gonzalez, and Brandon Page, found each other in the small circle of Athens' music scene. From their outset as a group, they've worked to cultivate an identity and a sound that's true to who they are as a band and as individuals. And with The Path to Fast Oblivion, it feels as if the group has accomplished that part of their mission.
Deep State seeks understanding, saying that the "The Path to Fast Oblivion is sought by someone who has felt oppressed in their life (we don't know if this feeling is rightful or not). They have experienced trauma (or think they have). They hurt themselves and others to find the swiftest form of relief from their misery. Some want to be remembered for their atrocities. Some want to be dead. Some want others dead. We do not seek to be sympathetic toward those who do harm."
Considering the album's guest appearances from friends and family, and the human touch-passed when listening to this record, it begins to feel like you're partaking in a smoky, heated, late-night conversation with friends; the only thing missing is the margaritas and cheap beers that came with the recording.

Softest Room
Under The Gun
Time Unrivaled
You Are The Worst Person I Know
Bad Lines

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