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Deep State recently shared their new single “Time Unrivaled,” their first new track since the release of their album Garden was released via Friendship Fever. Deep State are currently touring the U.S., with dates still to come in Austin, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle and many more.

Deep State formed in Athens, Georgia not so long ago. Friends from bands, college, restaurant jobs – is there any other way this is done? Taylor wanted to form an aggressive/cathartic/punk band that was undeniably catchy. Melodies were floating around constantly in Taylor’s head until the noise became too much. He asked his friends for a hand fleshing out his ideas, and lo and behold, everything meshed in a beautiful way. The songs finished themselves. As the band tells it, Michael, Christian, and Brandon are the pros, and the most amateur musician in the band fronts it. A memorable, moment-producing formula.

Athens, Georgia. Just saying those words references several chapters in the music history annals, and many of those tales rattle around in the brain of Deep State. Influences stacked like pennies on the dash of the tour van: Albert Camus, Fleetwood Mac, Bruce Springsteen, Bent Outta Shape, Pride & Prejudice, dogs, cats, Silver Jews, NFL Football, State Champion, Devo, Harold Pinter, thousands and thousands of things, Blinky Palermo, myths. So much to answer for.