Ghost in the Static
Statelman was formed by four close friends and devoted musicians. The band has existed in some form since it's inception in the summer of 2006. "Megan and I began writing some music together," says guitarist and vocalist, Sean, "We were looking to make some music that actually resonated with us." The band's Central New Jersey roots are a huge influence on them, 'Small suburbs don't really leave you with much to do. Playing music let me meet my best friends and band mates," says guitarist and vocalist Megan. Statelman is both a creative and emotional outlet for the band, "Honestly, music is the best therapy I could ever ask for," Sean says, "That thirty to forty minutes I get to be on stage dancing and singing takes all the stress away; it makes everything feel alright. I don't know where I'd be without it." Statelman draws on a myriad of varied influences. "Our set usually reminds me of when you set your mp3 player to shuffle," Dan jokes, "I'd hate it if all our songs sounded the same. We all listen to different kinds of music; I think that comes through on our CD." The band blends their pop sensibilities with their penchant for the experimental into music that will grab you, shake you, and never let you go.