The EP, which features Broadside’s Oliver Baxxter displays a dexterous and hook-laden combination of pop, indie and emo.
Texas alternative pop act southstate is out to correct the misconception that the Southern states are without culture and diversity. Led by the multiracial, multicultural Sam Ma, southstate was initially conceived to make music for those who felt out of place and didn’t fit perfectly into any of the boxes they are supposed to occupy.
Musically, southstate takes a dexterous approach to its art; nods to bedroom pop acts the likes of blackbear and Jeremy Zucker; emo titans such as Fall Out Boy and Grayscale as well as Asian acts Keshi and Joji.
Having garnered support from regional touring, southstate has also picked up national tastemaker support, with Spotify’s The Scene and New Punk Tracks playlists, as well as Loudwire and Punknews showing early support.
New, three-track EP ‘Late Night Texts’ is full to the brim with pop sensibility, a cathartic and floral blend of intricacy and melody.
Watch the new music video for “springtime allergies” (be somebody) HERE.