Romantic States share new track ‘Barren Idol’

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Romantic StatesRomantic States have shared a new track Barren Idol, which is lifted from their album ‘Corduroy In Italy’. You can take a listen to the track via Soundcloud below.

On their fifth album, Baltimore’s Romantic States light a small yet inextinguishable fire. ‘Corduroy In Italy’ captures the minimalist rock group’s undefeatable spirit. It’s nothing new for a small duo like Romantic States to sound huge, as they often do. But it’s rare to hear a twosome like this. Drummer Ilenia Madelaire and guitarist Jim Triplett (they both sing) have a considerate collaboration that doesn’t hide the beauty of simplicity.

Thematically, ‘Corduroy In Italy’ is about hope, regret, the importance and struggle of self-love, acceptance, confusion, holding on, letting go, loneliness, fear, the beauty of animals, human cruelty, and self-reflection. With their clear-headed use of space, melody, noise, and subtle humor, Romantic States is nourishing in a hungry world. The album contains the darkest light, the heaviest levity, and the most cutting softness to enter your ears in any year.

‘Corduroy In Italy’ is released via Gentle Reminder in all formats, and is available now.

Upcoming shows

10/01 BALTIMORE @ Anorak City w/ Baby Birds Don’t Drink MilkWipeout
10/09 BROOKLYN @ Silent Barn w/ Agua Viva, Air Waves (solo)
10/10 DC @ Songbyrd w/ LVL UPBad Moves
10/14 BALTIMORE @ Loners Club w/ Hothead, Purrer