Apes of the State / Doom Scroll / Rumbletramp
APES OF THE STATE is an independent Lancaster, PA based folk punk band.
Their sound is very lyrical, influenced by storyteller singer/songwriters such as Paul Baribeau and Everyone Except Me. Apes of the State takes the simplicity and straightforward, emotional writing style of these influences and combines it with the drive and power of a full band. Their sound is under constant evolution but is deeply rooted in punk rock, folk, and bluegrass. As a band, they are driven by DIY ethics with a goal of helping as many people as possible with their music. They sing songs about whatever makes them feel things, like love, heartbreak, student loan debt, regret, and overcoming addiction.
Originating from Loveland, Colorado, folk-punk supergroup Doom Scroll are made up of core folk/punk veterans Elliot Lozier (We the Heathens, Atrocity Solution) and Taylor Dittman (Broken Bow, Hermit Stew), who enlisted their friends and fellow musicians Micah Butler (Chatterbox and the Latter Day Satanists), Jon Pizarro (Dead Work), and Marissa Sendejas (solo artist, Chatterbox and the Latter Day Satanists, Chad Hates George, Days N Daze) to their ranks.
Immersed in punk, crust, alternative folk, ska, and thrashgrass, the outfit’s tuneful music is filled with complex compositions and layers of sing-along harmonies.
Anti-folk band from NC. American punk rock exemplifying the true spirit of the punk movement with its unbridled energy and defiant spirit.