About The State Of
the State Of is the product of the marriage between Steph Taylor’s edgy piano/synth playing and Nabedi Osorio’s electronic-like live drumming. Their dark pop sensibility is born out of their hometown of Miami, FL and is reminiscent of artists ranging from the Eurythmics and Bjork to Radiohead and the Police. Taylor’s style of playing is often percussive and dark where Osorio’s drumming is melodic and steadfast and when coupled, they create a dynamic sound larger than what’s expected out of two people. They tour 4-5 months out of the year.
Here's what the press has to say about the State Of:
"The State Of exemplifies that oxymoronic moment when something sparse becomes atmospheric — like the most electronic form of analog, or vice versa. The Miami duo of drummer Nabedi Osorioand pianist Steph Taylor — both of whom sing — has developed a melodic sound that is tender and haunting with simple instrumentation. These tracks are decisively poppy, even danceable, but stirred in a witch's brew of longing, heartachy vocals, frenetic yet smooth drumming, and dark sensuality." -Broward New Times
" South Florida duo the State Of likes to keep pop tunes dark but upbeat. The ladies crank eerily pretty arrangements on the keys and back them with big, electroniclike live drums for a Tori Amos meets LCD Soundsystem effect." -Tampa Bay Times
"The massive appeal of the State Of comes simply from variety" -Miami New Times