Monday, November 26, 2007

The State Of Samuel

Samuel Petersson a.k.a The State Of Samuel grew up in Varberg on the westcoast of Sweden. Frustrated with the people and music climate in hos hometown, he started recording songs on his 4-track machine and in 1996 he came up with the name "the state of Samuel". Several of these early recordings would resurface for his debut cassette "a 141 points average" referring to his personal-best in bowling at the moment(it's way better now!).

In 2002 while working on his forthcoming CD "Mutiny on Mercury", Sam was contacted by Japanese label Escalator about releasing a "best-of" compilation with songs from the 7" and tape releases so far. "Swedish Metal Aid"(named after the swedish hairmetal charity supergroup for africa), a CD/LP with 25 songs saw the light of day in July 2002. This month also saw the release of the self-titled busy band debut EP.

"Mutiny on Mercury", the first "real" state of Samuel fullength was released in 2003 on Strings of Nashville(Sweden) and Humblebee recordings(Canada). December 2004 also saw the release of another affiliated release: The Estate of Samuel »Fast Love« on bedroom recordings. In april 2005 Kittridge Records released the compilation Homemade Hits vol.2 which featured the song "Square Roots". This was the first release in over 2 years from the state of Samuel.

Forthcoming record "Here come the Floods" was finally finished in 2006 and released in October 2007. Current line-up includes Isak Klasson(bass), Amanda Aldervall(guitar), Peter Eriksson(drums) and Samuel Petersson(guitar, vocals). Recommended!

The State Of Samuel - The Residents Of Gloom
The State Of Samuel - Square Roots
The State Of Samuel @ MySpace

The State Of Samuel - I Still Love You

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Blogger Ziggy said...

The Honorary Title - Scream & Light Up The Sky (2007)
The Secret Handshake - One Full Year (2007)
VA - Smashing Pumpkins Tribute Album (2007)
Cartel - Cartel (2007)
The Higher - Histrionics

Tusk - The Resisting Dreamer (2007)

Radiohead - Collection

My Aunt Mary - Just Pop

Vains Of Jenna - Lit Up Let Down
Nine Inch Nails - Year Zero
Queens Of The Stone Age - Era Vulgaris
Danzig - Circle Of Snakes

Freezepop, Radiohead, Tegan & Sara, Silverchair

Patrice, Cypress Hill, KT Tunstall

Yellowcard - Paper Walls
Kanye West - Graduation

12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

some flaming lips please!!!

4:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

any dave gahan?

5:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the first concretes please!

5:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great stuff. Much appreciated.

5:46 AM  
Blogger LMS said...

I've gotten so hooked on the State of Samuel in the past few days. Darn those crazy Swedish kids with their endless dedication to cool music and six month winters.

3:50 AM  

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