Golden State (band)

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Golden State
Origin Los Angeles, CA United States
Genres Indie rock
Associated acts Paloalto, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Driver Eight, The Din Pedals, Trapt, The Rising, Maxeen
Members James Grundler
Marc Boggio
Elias Reidy
Kemble Walters
Past members Fern Sanchez
Robb Torres
Tommy Black
Noah Stone
Alex Parnell

Golden State is an indie rock band from Los Angeles, California. Band members include former Paloalto vocalist James Grundler (vocals/guitar), Marc Boggio (guitar), Kemble Walters (drums), and Elias Reidy (bass), formerly of The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus.


Vocalist James Grundler is known for heading Los Angeles-based band Paloalto. Paloalto's two studio albums were produced by Rick Rubin and released through American Recordings. James was also in San Luis Obispo, California-based band The Din Pedals.

Golden State's songs "All Roads Lead Home" was featured on the Discovery Channel show Deadliest Catch, (Song Title "Bomb's" also featured on Deadliest Catch during the 2016 Season)[1] and episodes of the Canadian TV series Flashpoint, and Heartland as well as on the soundtrack for the movie Dolphin Tale.

The band's song "Save Me", from their debut album Division, features Tyler Blackburn on vocals and is the theme song to webseries Wendy (starring Meaghan Martin).

Their song "Till the End" was used as the official theme for the BBC's coverage of the 2011 Royal Wedding of Prince William & Catherine Middleton.

The band's song "Bombs" was featured as the opening song of an episode of the TV series Gossip Girl.[2]

Their song "Take Me Out" is featured in the trailer and soundtrack for the film Cavemen.[3]


  • Fern Sanchez – drums
  • Kameron Waters – drums
  • Robb Torres – guitar
  • Tommy Black – bass guitar
  • Noah Stone – guitar
  • Alex Parnell – bass guitar


Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details
  • Released: July 19, 2011, May 7, 2013 (iTunes re-release)
  • Label: State Champ Records
  • Formats: CD


Title Album details
Splinters Out
  • Released: 2005
  • Formats: CD
Golden Rule
  • Released: 2008
  • Formats: CD
  • Released: January 29, 2013
  • Label: State Champ Records
  • Formats: CD
The Rush E.P.
  • Released: July 25, 2013
  • Label: State Champ Records
  • Formats: CD


  • "Destroyer" (March 11, 2011)
  • "All Roads Lead Home" (July 19, 2011)
  • "Bombs (End This War)" (May 11, 2012)
  • "Rocket" (January 26, 2013)
  • "Love Song" (feat. Holly Conlan) (January 27, 2013)
  • "A Triumphant Return" (May 7, 2013)
  • "Take Me Out" (January 5, 2014)
  • "Take Me Home" (June 24, 2014)
  • "Wolves" (July 15, 2014)


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  2. ^ "Gossip Girl Music: Songs Played During Season 5, Episode 24, "The Return of the Ring"". Wetpaint Entertainment. Retrieved 2013-05-11. 
  3. ^ "'Cavemen' Soundtrack Announced". Film Music Reporter. February 21, 2014. Retrieved April 28, 2014. 

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