NMC Artist: State Line Syndicate

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Production: 8
Lyrics: 8
Music: 8
Vocals: 8
Musicianship: 7
SCORE: 7.8

Contact: statelinesyndicate@gmail.com
Web: statelinesyndicate.com
Seeking: Booking, Radio, Film/TV, Mgmt
Style: Pop Punk

These guys exemplify the inherent strength of the rock trio–an uncluttered, noisefree attack. We hear a bit of Blink-182 in “The Truth,” whose singalong chorus, start/stop dynamics and jackhammer propulsion are a fitting ride for singer Makeshift Mike, who proves to be a solid shouter. He also delivers a convincing heart-on-sleeve vulnerability on the deftly arranged “Amor,” conveying the pain and futility in a busted relationship. Best of the batch is “Love Me So.” With its bouncing beat and adrenalized jubilation, the song proclaims “my baby loves me so!” A cinch to put the crazy into any mosh pit, we could easily hear this song setting the tone for a raunchy teen-flick party scene. These guys are formulaic yet formidable.

State Line Syndicate - "The Truth"