Exclusive Premiere: Go Behind-the-Scenes While State Radio Records "Roadway Broken"
Mon, 13 Feb 2012 09:07:31
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?"