A.i. Jones

A.i. Jones

1st Klass, State to State

Wed · October 24, 2018

8:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

A.i. Jones
A.i. Jones
Frontman Adrian McKinnon has written songs with top K-pop groups like EXO and SHINee & producer ICHI has worked with artists like Bruno Mars and Christina Milian.
1st Klass
State to State
State to State
State to State is a band ready to leave their mark. Since releasing their first LP No Bounds in 2014, they have established themselves as flag bearers of atmospheric rock, while looking to create a new path for themselves in a landscape forged by bands like Muse, Radiohead, and Interpol. Their new EP “Motives” might be just that: the collection of songs to separate them from their peers and reaffirm the power of progressive guitar driven rock. “Motives” is five tracks of soaring, inspired alternative rock that was produced and recorded by Grammy Award nominated Ian MacGregor (Katy Perry, Twenty One Pilots, All American Rejects, Ariana Grande) at Greg Wells’ Rocket Carousel Studio in Culver City, CA. Guitarist Andrew Orvis talked about the recording process: “Creating this new record has been quite a journey for us. Thankfully, working with Ian MacGregor has been like having a 5th member of the band and we couldn't be happier with the outcome. Recording at Rocket Carousel gave us the opportunity to experiment with all kinds of gear, which really helped expand our tonal options for each song.”

“Motives” is a compelling five-part journey that explores the rich soundscapes State to State are slowly becoming masters of. The EP kicks off with lead single “My Little Phony” which rocks with a sense of urgency, while other highlights like “Arms” and EP closer “Pins and Needles” burn slowly under the surface, waiting to soar. “Motives” is a wholly breathtaking experience and serves as a benchmark the band has set for itself. Drummer Feudor Lokshin had this to say about the EP: “I see ‘Motives’ as five different stories with their own characters, framed in music and not bound by any specific genre.”

With “Motives” State to State are ready to make waves within the Los Angeles alt scene, and with tour dates in the works for early 2016, they have their eyes set on the rest of the country.

Since forming in 2010 the band have slowly been building the groundwork for success in Los Angeles with residencies at notable venues like The Viper Room and Hotel Cafe. They have also performed at the Pancakes and Booze pop-up art show as well as Eat See Hear & Street Food Cinema.

State to State is Shea Stratton (vocals / guitar), Andrew Orvis (guitar), Feudor Lokshin (drums), and Patrick Morgan (bass).
Venue Information:
The Hi Hat
5043 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90042