The first track of the upcoming EP, "Dark", to be released in August.
"You should see this band live. Make it a priority." - Smile Politely Magazine
"They have a huge sound, owing in part to the string section but also due to the excellent composition of each song" - WPGU 107.1 FM
Feral States began as a vision of composer Joseph Meland, whose music is firmly rooted in rock but has the compositional freedom of contemporary classical music. An 8 AM music theory class brought him together with the other members, and the band quickly expanded from the sound of one composer to a unique combination of voices that together sound like nothing else. Their second EP, Dark, will release in August.
released June 7, 2014
Joseph Meland: Vocals, keyboards
Samuel Hasting: Lead guitar
Noah Gehrmann: Rhythm guitar
Erik Opland: Bass
Justin Peters: Drums, auxiliary percussion
Daniel Hinze: Tenor saxophone
Maciej Latawiec: Violin
Rebecca Saul: Viola
Christopher Pettit: Cello
Music and Lyrics by Joseph Meland
All instruments were tracked at Joseph's house in Urbana, IL, except for:
Drums tracked at Pogo Studio in Champaign, IL.
Aux percussion tracked at Justin's house in Urbana, IL.