By: Staff –
Rising indie band The Prairie States are back with their new song “Lies & Cigarettes”, which you can stream exclusively via Aesthetic Magazine below.
“We’ve been playing this song a while, but still get goosebumps when the chorus hits – it’s a song about kickin a bad habit,” says the band. “And sometimes a bad relationship is a bad habit.”
The Prairie States have focused on the cadence and rhythms of 60’s soul, 70’s rock and teeming with a new modern country vibe – they are poised to cut its own swath through the Canadian independent music scene. Singer Mat Cardinal met the rest of the guys in the band through his relentless parade of open mic spots and cover shows in and around their hometown of Edmonton, Alberta. Band leader and guitarist Jeff Dick saw a spark and heard a roar from the young Cardinal and assembled a grizzled and veteran group to deliver this voice to the world. The band spent two years writing and woodshedding for their debut album, Lost In The Right Direction. Independently released this past summer, these eight undeniable tracks have been nominated for the 2018 ACMA Album Of The Year. Included on this album is their first single “Tongue Tied”, which spent eight weeks on the Canadian Country charts.