Hey everyone:

It's been a few weeks since the release of Geography, and things are going great. First things first, our release show is this week—we're playing The Burlington in Logan Square this Friday 06.13. Joining us that evening are the excellent band Many Places, who will be releasing their new EP Plurals. Show starts at 9pm. $5 at the door.

Second: CHIRP Radio Chicago has been super supportive of the new album—for the 5th week in a row, we are listed on CHIRP's weekly charts (we were the #4 most played album this past week!) Thanks to anyone who listened in or requested us, and an extra special thanks to all the DJs who chose to play our music. Really. Thank you.

Also, reviews and press are coming in via Backseat Mafia, Highway 81 Revisited, Ravedeaf, and Musical Shuttle.

Last and certainly not least: a couple weeks ago I spoke with Jesse Menendez at Vocalo (sister station to Chicago's WBEZ) about the new record and it's themes of loss and hope. That interview was just posted to Vocalo's soundcloud. Listen here:

Thanks for reading/listening, and hope to see you at the show on Friday!

Joel / City States