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Sketch#20 (Pex – Hindsight’s 2020 redo)

Sketch#20 (Pex – Hindsight’s 2020 redo)

In 2018 I released my first album as State Charger entitled Swiss Flags, a batch of ambient and beat-less pieces I culled from countless sessions in front of my pedalboard and 4-track. Looking back …
Sketch#19 (Crew Dragons)

Sketch#19 (Crew Dragons)

After a month of basing my jams on 1 minute max length for Instagram’s #jamuary, I wanted to come out with something a bit more long form. I bought a really cheap Casio keyboard (CTK-630) at a …
The New Constitution live at Chicago St. Pub, Joliet, IL 02/24/17

The New Constitution live at Chicago St. Pub, Joliet, IL 02/24/17

Time flies. It has been just about 3 years since we did The New Constitution reunion shows. I’m pretty sure I’m done talking about that weekend; I documented all the feels and logistics …
Jamuary 2020, week 4

Jamuary 2020, week 4

31 for 31 and that’s a wrap on Jamuary 2020. Honestly it’s the most creative thing I’ve done in a long while. Without it I wouldn’t have learned or moved forward very much …
Jamuary 2020, week 3

Jamuary 2020, week 3

I’m learning a lot by doing this. I’m getting to the core of what I want to do with these instruments. Gates are opening and others seem welded shut, maybe for the best. There’s a …
Jamuary 2020, week 2

Jamuary 2020, week 2

I’ve made it through week number 2. Not hard to realize based on the ever-changing setups from day to day but these things take some time to put together. One minute of content doesn’t …
Jamuary 2020, week 1

Jamuary 2020, week 1

I noticed the Jamuary hashtag last year on Instagram and quickly realized it was not only a thing, it was a thing which I wanted to partake in. Fast forward to 2020 and here I am, doing everything …
My First Flat – The Complete Recordings

My First Flat – The Complete Recordings

My First Flat marked the exact beginning of collaborating with Dan Marsden. We traveled in similar packs and loved the same sorts of bands. He played drums and I wrote songs. It was only a matter of …
Sketch#18 (Alpha Mound – “Symmetry” State Charger edit)

Sketch#18 (Alpha Mound – “Symmetry” State Charger edit)

Alpha Mound and I first collaborated on his Tide As Currency remix EP earlier this year. I was inspired and definitely wanted to try my hand at reworking some of his material. Upon re-visiting his …
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