Lying in States

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Lying in States
Origin Chicago, Illinois, United States
Genres Indie rock
Years active 1999–2006
Labels Flameshovel Records

Lying in States were an American indie rock band from Chicago, Illinois.


The group was founded in 1999, and began by touring the United States with groups such as Rainer Maria, Hot Hot Heat, Rye Coalition, and Denali.[1] After releasing an EP in 2002, the group recorded its initial full-length at Semaphore Studios in Chicago, which was released on Flameshovel Records in January 2004. A follow-up LP was released in March 2006 and was accompanied by another US tour.[2]


  • Justin Trombly - bass
  • Fergus Kaiser - guitar
  • Ben Clarke - vocals, guitar
  • Mark Benson - drums
  • Jeremy Ohmes - keyboards



  1. ^ Lying in States at
  2. ^ Lying in States Make Great "Lake". Rolling Stone, March 2, 2006. Accessed November 24, 2007.

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