Samestate was an American Christian alternative rock band originating from Kansas City, Kansas. Band members included vocalist Dalton Diehl, Darren Harms, Ryan Lytle, Blake Leoni, and Ray Wyatt. Their first studio album, The Alignment, was released on February 28, 2012 by Sparrow Records, produced by Pete Kipley and Paul Moak. They are best known for their first single, "Hurricane". It reached No. 4 on Air 1's Top Songs Chart on November 12, 2011.
In March 2013, the band launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for an independent EP, The Boxer & The Thief. It was successfully funded and the EP was available in July to backers.
On September 18, 2013, the band announced on their Facebook page that they were parting ways.
Samestate was formed in 2008 in Olathe, Kansas. Diehl was the impetus for the creation of the band because he was the worship leader at MidAmerica Nazarene University during his sophomore year, which was when he added Harms and Leoni to the band. Diehl said that he began composing songs to perform during meetings at camps and retreats and at places such as Sheridan's Frozen Custard and Chick-fil-A. This caused him to seek out and add the last two members to the band, Lytle and Wyatt, soon after they had formed the trio. The band signed with Sparrow Records in 2011, who released a taster EP called Samestate, a precursor to 2012's The Alignment. The band decided to sign with Sparrow Records instead of remaining independent, citing the talent at Sparrow could help foster their career.
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