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  • Exclusive Premiere: Go Behind-the-Scenes While State Radio Records "Roadway Broken"

    Mon, 13 Feb 2012 09:07:31

    Exclusive Premiere: Go Behind-the-Scenes While State Radio Records "Roadway Broken" - Watch and learn!

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    • State Radio - Iranians, who survived a deadly earthqauke last week in the southeastern city of Bam, raise their hands as they wait in vain to get blankets or  sweaters distrubuted by the Iranian Red Cresent in the historic city 29 December 2003, three days after a massive earthquake struck. The bodies of 25,000 victims have already been buried, some 19,500 by municipal workers in Bam itself and the rest by local people in surrounding areas, state radio said quoting an official.
    • State Radio - German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) and Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban address a press conference at the chancellery in Berlin on October 11, 2012. Hungary has sought on May 21, 2013 to ease tensions with Berlin after Prime Minister Viktor Orban asked Germany not to 'send in the tanks again' in a recent interview on state radio.
    • State Radio - A picture dated 24 July 1996 shows a Burundi soldier patrolling the streets of Bujumbura. A Burundian soldier announced 18 April 2001 on state radio that the government of President Pierre Buyoya, currently out of the country, had been 'suspended', as shots were heard in the capital Bujumbura.

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    Join ARTISTdirect.com as we go behind-the-scenes of State Radio's as they record their song "Roadway Broken" from their upcoming album. It's an exclusive, in-depth and intimate look at a killer rock song, so we're happy to share it with you, dear readers.

    If you want to listen to the soundcloud stream of "Roadway Broken" before you indulge in this video, go here to do so.

    And here's a little refresher course about State Radio: The band members are road veterans, not only as a headlining act, but also having previously shared the stage with Michael Franti, Dave Matthews Band, Tom Morello's The Nightwatchman and most recently, The John Butler Trio.

    Members of the band started the humanitarian organization Calling All Crows (CAC), which aims to mobilize musicians and fans to empower women. At each State Radio show, CAC has buckets out for "Bringing Change to Women," a campaign to raise money for women's empowerment programs around the world. Since December 2008, Calling All Crows has raised over $200,000 to empower Sudanese women and invested more than 10,000 hours of service in local communities across North America and Europe.

    State Radio performed at the 2008 Democratic National Convention alongside Rage Against the Machine. So the band is certainly socially active and informed, and we love that they have put their efforts forth for women's issues.

    "Roadway Broken" is about a mother searching for food for her children after the 2010 earthquake, and is available as a free download. There are several ways for fans to get the song: 1) tweet about the song, 2) tweet about donating to Haiti, 3) share a message to Facebook about the song and Haiti and/or 4) buy it at Bandcamp for $1. Half of all proceeds will be donated to Stand With Haiti: a Partners In Health service organization to provide health care, clinical and social support and rebuild and reinforce the public health systems in Haiti.

    Watch the video below!

    What do you think of State Radio's initiatives and "Roadway Broken?"

    —Maggie Pannacione

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