Archive for December, 2008

Update from the Studio over the Holidays

Posted in State of Man News, State of Man TV with tags , , , , , , on December 26, 2008 by stateofman

We’ve had a great time in the studio working on the new album for Spring of 2009 and we’re nearly finished. Here is a quick in-studio video update telling you what its been like so far working with producer Rick Beato (Shinedown, Bullet For My Valentine, I Nine). The video includes an impromptu acoustic preview of one of the upcoming tracks!


Spend New Years with State of Man, Travis Barker and DJ AM (TRVSDJAM)

Posted in State of Man News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 24, 2008 by stateofman

New Year’s Nation (NYN), a high-end events and promotions company that leverages technology to create simultaneous social experiences for young professionals in major markets around the country, announced on Dec. 11, 2008 that Atlanta has been selected as one of 10 host cities for NYN’s simultaneous New Year’s Eve celebration.

New Years EVE Party in 10 cities (Travis Barker, DJ AM, State of Man etc)

New Years EVE Party in 10 cities (Travis Barker, DJ AM, State of Man etc)

The national New Year’s Eve celebration, hosted locally by Haute Couture Media at Tongue & Groove, will feature onsite entertainment by  DJ Eric Scott, DJ Jamal, DJ Dubstyle, DJ Scott Cannon, DJ ONE and State of Man along with a live, nationwide performance by Travis Barker and DJ AM (TRVSDJAM) through NYN-TV.

PolyPlat Record’s rock artist State of Man will perform at an intimate one hour “Storyteller style” acoustic set at Tongue & Groove durring the kick off of the NYN Celebration in Atlanta event.  The SOM set will include never before heard material from the band’s fothcoming 2009 PolyPlat Records release.

“We’ve really enjoyed writing and recording over the last 3 months and the NYN celebration with our all our friends is an excellent time to share the fruits of our labor – new song that mean so much to us,”  explains State of Man front-man, John Stringer.

TRVSDJAM will unite on stage to headline the NYN celebration live from NYN’s Los Angeles New Year’s Eve Party at The Lot. The TRVSDJAM set will be streamed live in high-definition (HD) quality on the Internet at, and broadcast live to NYN parties across the U.S. through NYN-TV, a live, HD quality broadcast powered by BitGravity, a Content Delivery Network (CDN) for interactive broadcast. Through NYN-TV, guests at the NYN party in Atlanta, as well as Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, New York City, Portland and Seattle will be able to see TRVSDJAM’s performance live on giant projection screens and dance to their music.

The Atlanta party hostesses will be beauty queen/singer, Lisa Wilson, who was named Miss Georgia USA 2006 and was the second runner-up in the Miss USA 2006 pageant, 2005 Maxim “Hometown Hottie” Finalist, Rachelle Northcutt and Jezebel’s 2008 “Most Eligible Bachelorette,” Lyndsay Wrensen.

“Atlanta is one of the fastest growing cities for young professionals, so we knew it was time to bring the NYN party here,” said Jann Yogman, President and Founder of NYN. “Tongue & Groove is a local icon that consistently draws an upscale crowd, and its state-of-the-art sound, lights and screens make it the perfect home for New Year’s Nation – Atlanta.”

Live footage from NYN celebrations around the nation will be featured on ESPN during the “Red Bull: New Year, No Limits” New Year’s Eve event in Las Vegas beginning at 11:00 p.m. ET / 8:00 p.m. PT on December 31.
For partygoers attending the Atlanta event, NYN’s attention to detail and commitment to creating an unforgettable, entertaining and hassle-free evening sets it apart from all other New Year’s parties.

The party will feature:
Pre-sold, all-inclusive tickets sold to a number of guests that can fit comfortably in the venue — no packed spaces, velvet ropes or lines that wrap around the block.
On-site entertainment from DJ Eric Scott, DJ Jamal, DJ Dubstyle, DJ Scott Cannon, DJ ONE and Atanta’s own  State of Man,, in addition to the TRVSDJAM set that will be streamed live to the nation.
A premium open bar all night with a guest-to-bartender ratio that ensures all attendees will have easy access to drinks.
Gourmet passed hors d’oeuvres & food stations, champagne upon arrival and at Midnight.

Location: Tongue & Groove – 2420 Piedmont Rd., Atlanta, Ga. 30324
Date: 12/31/08 – 1/01/09
Time: 9:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m. (Doors open at 8:30 p.m.)
Tickets are available for purchase at
More information on the NYN New Year’s Eve simultaneous celebration can be found at Check out the NYN page on Facebook ( and MySpace ( to stay up to date on videos, blog entries, photos and who else is attending NYN 09 in your city and online.

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Giving Back to Atlanta This Holiday Season

Posted in State of Man Journal, State of Man News with tags , , , , , , on December 22, 2008 by stateofman

Toys for Tots by nukeit1
Toys for Tots

  Photo by nukeit1

You all know that Atlanta, GA is where State of Man calls home. We love it here, from the people, to the weather to the vibe we get when we are on stage in our hometown. That is part of the reason that we want to give back and give our fans a chance to give back to the city that has done so much for us during our music career together.


Below is a list of a few organizations that are making sure that people in Atlanta are having a great holiday season. From gift giving to feeding the homeless, there is an opportunity for anyone that is looking to help out.


Happy holidays from the State of Man family and please be sure to share with us any experiences that you have in giving back this holiday season. Your actions will not go unnoticed!



Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless is having a Christmas feeding at Turner Field on Christmas evening. For more information and to sign-up, please visit


Atlanta Toys for Tots

There is still time to grant a child a smile and a wish. For drop off areas or to help in the distribution of the toys for tots program, visit


Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation

The CHOA is also accepting toy and gift donations for children in their programs. Gifts can be dropped off at their 3 greater Atlanta locations. For more information on giving guidelines visit


If you guys know of other chances for our fans to go out and make a difference this holiday season, please let us know in the comments so we can pass the word on.


-State of Man

Top Online Street Teamer honored on

Posted in State of Man News, Street team with tags , , , , , , on December 12, 2008 by stateofman
Music Fans who support artists through word-of-mouth and online promotion are a valuable part of success for any artist, and State of Man (PolyPlat Records) couldn’t be more grateful to congratulate Steven Lindsey who is featured in ReverbNation‘s Fan Spotlight area as a “Top Street Teamer” for State of Man!

Steven has been a big supporter of State of Man, online and at shows, for some time now.  SOM couldn’t be happier to see him receive deserved recognition!!About ReverbNation

ReverbNation provides the innovative marketing solutions that musicians need to compete, cooperate, and differentiate in an increasingly noisy online environment. Unlike typical “closed” communities, artists use ReverbNation as their home base for approaching marketing and promotion across the Internet as a whole – be it via social networks, blogs, email, IM, or the artist’s homepage. Tools like TunePaks, FanReach, TuneWidget, and Street Team Manager give the artist the power to spread their music and information virtually anywhere. Real-time stats then provide a 360-degree view of how the music is spreading, who is listening, and which fans are actually passing it on to their friends and posting it on their pages. ReverbNation empowers Artists to take the music to the people, no matter where they spend their time online. For more information, please visit