Psych-popper Netherfriends may be a glutton for punishment, but his ambition yields intriguing results. The artist has just released the first batch of music from his recent project of touring the country, performing in each of the 50 states and writing about each one along the way. The record, Angry East Coast, features six tracks and comes with an eight-page mini-magazine, featuring journal entries and photos from the tour.
As if this weren’t enough, he’s already set his next challenge: biking to each show. “Gas is expensive. I am sick of paying for it. I am sick of driving and feeling like a slob,” said Netherfriends (aka Shawn Rosenblatt) on his blog. “Since the 50 songs 50 states project will be (hopefully) accomplished, I will need to do something creative to keep my touring brain from going insane. SOOOOOO Starting on May 21st, Netherfriends will be riding bikes to your city instead of driving.”
All of Netherfriends’ releases are available for download at his BandCamp page.