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Updated: Jun 1, 2023

The Cleveland Alt/Rock duo drop their latest track 5.31, announce upcoming shows, and album news

(CLEVELAND, OH) - 5/25/2023 - Groundstate, the Cleveland rock duo formed by brothers Aidan and Connor Smith, are set to drop their new single “Perfect Timing” on streaming services on Wednesday 5/31. The timing couldn’t be better, as the group captures an alternative/rock sound of the late 90’s/early 2000’s that has seen a major resurgence in the past year. The brothers' passion for the best in rock music over the decades has come together with the single, alongside their recent track “Floating Away” which will both be included on their new full-length album, The Things We Leave Unsaid. The effort was produced by Jim Wirt (Incubus, Hoobastank, Centershift). An exclusive listen of the track is available this week via online zine Ghost Cult.

Listen to “Perfect Timing” via Soundcloud (Media Only)

Listen to the band - Spotify | Apple Music | Youtube

RIYL - Staind, Trust Company, Chevelle, Helmet, Three Days Grace etc

“Our incredible recording sessions with Jim Wirt produced some really great singles, including “Perfect Timing” amongst some others we can’t wait to show you” says Conor Smith. “The cool thing about Jim is that everything is organic, real drums, amps and sorting through your own pedals and gear he has laying around the studio. It has that live feel that captures the real emotion of the songs and lyrics.”

“In a modern era where so many lean on the “in the box” approach to recording and live performance, we really wanted to record an album that has an analog feel” says guitarist Aidan Smith. “Knowing that Jim Wirt has done some of our favorite albums really helped motivate us to record songs in a similar way, without the comfort of what so many bands may be doing these days. We love that approach as well, by the way, but for these tracks, we’re going old school!”.

Groundstate formed in 2014 when the brothers Conor Smith and Aidan Smith began writing music with a hard rock tinge that pays homage to the heavy, alt sounds of recent decades while placing their own modern stamp on each creation. After playing memorable early shows at the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame and Tri-C Rock Off, the duo quickly developed a loyal fan base around the Ohio region. Over the last 8 years the band has since supported major national acts as direct support (Saliva etc) and earned national airplay on rock/alternative radio stations.

During the recording process Aidan Smith also contributed guitars on the latest Centershift album A Different Shade of Color, also produced by Wirt. Groundstate will continue ramping up regional tours, shows and festival dates for Spring and Summer 2023. See more from Groundstate via their official website, Spotify, Apple Music and Youtube.

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