Mindy White

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Mindy White
Born (1989-06-19) June 19, 1989 (age 28)
Houston, Texas, United States
Genres Indie rock
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, keyboard
Years active 2007–present
Labels Low Altitude Records, Tooth & Nail
Associated acts Lydia, Copeland, States

Mindy White (born June 19, 1989) is an American singer-songwriter and musician from Nashville, TN. She is a former member of Arizona-based indie rock band Lydia and current lead vocalist of indie rock band States. Mindy is also founder and editor of her lifestyle site Hello Real Life.

Early life and career[edit]

Mindy was born in Houston, Texas and later moved to Nashville, Tennessee when she was 5 years old when her parents wanted to pursue music themselves.

In early 2007, she joined Gilbert, Arizona-based indie rock group Lydia, headed by Leighton Antelman, on vocals and keyboard. Lydia released one studio album with White, titled Illuminate, on March 18, 2008.

In 2009, Mindy left Lydia to start her own musical project, States, with members of Florida-based alternative band Copeland, including Bryan Laurenson (guitar), Jonathan Bucklew (drums), Dean Lorenz (bass), and Stephen Laurenson (guitar).[1] Together, they recorded an EP called Line 'Em Up which came out on October 12, 2010. They then released their full-length studio album, Room to Run, on October 18, 2011, and later re-released it (with the addition of two demos, acoustic versions of two songs from their EP, a remix, and two brand new songs) on June 19, 2012 via Tooth & Nail Records, followed by Paradigm on December 3, 2013, released independently with the help of a successful Kickstarter campaign.[2][3] Mindy has toured with bands such as Circa Survive, The Starting Line, Set Your Goals, Lights, Copeland, Metrostation, Paramore, and much more.

Aside from her work with Lydia and States, White has collaborated with many iconic singers, such as Anthony Green from Circa Survive on a holiday cover of the song Baby, It's Cold Outside in 2010[4] and artist BLACKBEAR on his song "End Up" in 2012.[5]

Mindy is a known vegan and an avid supporter of animal rights. Mindy supports the ASPCA, WWF, and The Humane Society of the United States.[6][7]


With Lydia[edit]

  • Illuminate (March 18, 2008, Low Altitude Records)

With States[edit]

  • Room to Run (June 19, 2012, Tooth & Nail)
  • Paradigm (December 3, 2013, self-released)


  1. ^ Shotwell, James. "States post new demo". Alternative Press. Alternative Press. 
  2. ^ "PREMIERE: Listen to States' Entire New Album, 'Paradigm'". PureVolume. Spin Music. Retrieved 22 August 2014. 
  3. ^ Sorendino, Anthony. "States - Paradigm - Album Review". AbsolutePunk.net. AbsolutePunk. Retrieved 22 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "Mindy White and Anthony Green - "Baby It's Cold Outside"". YouTube. Retrieved 22 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "End Up - Blackbear (Official Lyric Video)". YouTube. Retrieved 22 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Mindy White of States". peta2.com. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "States for peta2!". YouTube. Retrieved 22 August 2014. 

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