Risen from the ashes of frienly indie-rock act Copeland comes the friendlier indie-pop act States and their 2011 debut album Room To Run.
Fronted by former Lydia keyboardist Mindy White gives the band a Paramore/Lights feel to it. Only States are better songwriters than Paramore and not as bubbly as Lights. The fuzzy guitars, upbeat busy drums and strong vocals give the record a strong presence but the songs never really progress into anything too memorable. Even though it's simply not my type of music, it's easy to tell with a little work States is on their way to something special.
3 +seven out of 5