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Catch the Buzz: Good Night, States


Who? Like Ryan Adams singing for the Boy Least Likely To, Good Night, States marry singer-songwriter vocal stylings and confessional lyrics to near-twee tunes anchored by electronic blips, xylophone and the occasional drum machine. The Pittsburgh-based quintet sprinkle carefree handclaps and sunny male/female harmonies on a Wilco-indebted Americana foundation. But lead Statesman Steve Gretz can put on a straight face like on the brooding “Change of the Seasons” and even channels a bit of the Arcade Fire’s Win Butler on the more epic, but not quite calamitous “The Family Dark,” available below.

Their latest: The band released their debut album, entitled Short Films on Self-Control, earlier this year.

Recommended if you like… The New Pornographers, The Boy Least Likely To, Wilco

Now Hear This: Good Night, States “The Family Dark”(DOWNLOAD MP3)

Attention Bands! Good Night, States was selected for our Buzzcatcher section via the band’s electronic press kit, which was submitted to via Sonicbids, a website aiding up-and-coming bands. To be considered for a Buzzcatcher spotlight, sign up at and submit your music today!