50 Songs 50 States

by Netherfriends

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Alaina
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Alaina $10 for 51 songs is an insane steal, especially when every song is worth listening to. His ability to create an album like this deserves praise. I saw him play a house show some 4-5 years ago, and he was fantastic. Favorite track: Honolulu, HI.
Clayton Giles
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Clayton Giles A former mayor of Calgary once said, "The Americans are our best friends whether we like it or not." What better way for me to get to know my best friends than through this ambitious and successful project? The title says it all (actually 51 songs -- it includes DC). Shawn Rosenblatt plays with sound, form and rhythm; the result is a three-hour-plus musical geography lesson/travelogue of diverse, dreamy pop songs. Favorite track: Tallahassee, FL.
daniel schultz
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daniel schultz THE MOST AMERICAN ALBUM OF ALL TIME
Damien Santiago
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Damien Santiago 50 states, 51 songs. Need I say more? Favorite track: Austin, TX.
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about

Quit your job. Give up your lease. Drive your car around the country for one year. Write and a record a song in every state. Go to the beach. Go to the mountains. Go to the desert. Go somewhere. Go skateboarding. Go bowling. Get your van stolen. Get your laptop stolen. Run out of gas. Get into fights. Question your reason for living. Question your art. Explore. Discover. Love cities. Hate cities. Drink beer. Drink energy drinks. Drink sweet tea. Grow a beard. Sleep on a couch. Sleep in a parachute tent. Sleep on the floor. Sleep in a warehouse. Sleep in a van. Explain your project to the cops when you get pulled over. Play to an empty room. Play to a packed house. Play a BBQ in Oakland. Play a gallery in Seattle. Get addicted to coffee. Play a haunted venue in Vermont. Play a museum in Cape Cod. See Mt. Rushmore. See the Northern Lights. See the Golden Gate Bridge. Learn what Hawaii smells like. Learn that there is a town called Nampa in Idaho and play a show there. Learn the prices of produce in every state. Draw a self-portrait. Keep calm. Get angry. Make regrets. Don’t miss the cat; miss the girl. Record in a van at an abandoned gas station in Alabama. Record in a sun room. Record in a hotel bathroom. Do it. Do it better. Write about it all. Share it with the world.

Here is my 50 songs and 50 states project. From April 2010- 2011, I gave myself one year to write and record a song and perform a show in each state. It is the first album to ever be released on an interactive map.

credits

released July 4, 2013

All songs mixed and produced by Shawn Rosenblatt
Bloomington, IN and Chicago, IL remixed by Jon Alvin
Frankfort, KY mixed by Jon Alvin and at Chrome Attic Studios
First 32 songs mastered by Kurt Festge at Alloy Sound Studios

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Netherfriends Chicago

Netherfriends is Shawn Rosenblatt. He is always on tour and releases music like it's the end of the world. He finished a year long project of writing and recording a song and performing in all 50 states. When he performs live he uses 2 loop pedals and various instruments. He tries his best to dance like James Brown. ... more

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