GOLDEN STATE: Los Angeles Band Calls Upon Fans Worldwide to be Part of Their New Music Video



Last Friday (10/27) at The Viper Room on the Sunset Strip, Los Angeles indie rockers GOLDEN STATE asked fans to be a part of their latest music video. With cameras rolling, enthusiastic patrons said the group’s catch phrase, “I am Golden State.” As an expression of unity, to convey togetherness, the band is now inviting their fans around the world to join in on the movement.

Fans and celebrities are being asked to film themselves saying “I am Golden State” in their native language using their phones, webcams or digital cameras and submitting their clip to GOLDEN STATE will then edit the footage into their latest video for the commanding rock single, “World On Fire.” Entries have poured in already from all corners of the globe, and include celeb fans Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Superbad), Tyler Blackburn (Pretty Little Liars), Drake Bell (Drake & Josh) and others. For more information and to read the agreeable terms, visit

In other video news, GOLDEN STATE–whose steadfast message is to encourage individuals to think for themselves and stand up to the masses–been inspired to voice their political frustrations as many other Americans are currently doing via the Occupy movements taking place in over 900 cities internationally. GOLDEN STATE just released a video for “Bombs (End This War/The Ron Paul Song),” featuring snippets from U.S. Presidential candidate Congressman Ron Paul’s speeches, Alex Jones of, Luke Rudowski of We Are Change and more. The video, edited by Janée Meadows, is a composition of illustrious footage from American history including images of ideological leaders John Lennon, Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and more:

Songwriter/vocalist/guitarist JAMES GRUNDLER’s poignant words resonant strongly throughout the song: “It’s not impossible/that we can end this war/just let your heart explode/it’s not too late for a miracle/it’s not impossible.”

“I really wanted to write a believable song that laid the cards on the table,” GRUNDLER explains. “A song that didn’t beat around the bush with metaphors; a song that would connect with the world.”

GOLDEN STATE–GRUNDLER, lead guitarist MARC BOGGIO, bassist ELIAS REIDY, and drummer FERNANDO SANCHEZ–has earned a reputation for their anthemic tracks with intelligent and relevant lyrics. Their original music has been taped for a variety of TV shows, commercials and films. Most recently, their song “Save Me” was used as the title track for “Wendy,” the latest webseries from the executive producers of “The Vampire Diaries.” Lead actor Tyler Blackburn (Pretty Little Liars) re-recorded the song and filmed a music video: “Save Me” has received over 11,700 plays on GOLDEN STATE’s YouTube page:

This summer they self-released their debut album DIVISION to positive reviews. Paul Rogers of LA Weekly noted the “…robustly melodic, shamelessly cinematic rock songs…gorgeously melodramatic electric/acoustic mini epics [that] paint pictures unimaginable to lesser talents.” (5/13/11)

Elsewhere’s Daniel Kohn wrote, “…one of the best, most polished albums of the year that encapsulates what rock is supposed to sound like…Golden State makes me believe that great new rock bands aren’t extinct, but you just have to be patient and dig deep enough to find them” (7/12/11) and Jason Miller of raved, “Their debut album is called Division and it is, for lack of a better term, fucking incredible…These guys have created an epic masterpiece of a rock album. It’s one of those rare moments where songwriting, performance, and production are all complimenting one another perfectly. Put this record on and turn it up loud. It’s powerful, deep, and emotionally illuminating.” (7/21/11)


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