The Secret State
Oct 22, 2012
With over 8 million viewers in just 3 weeks on their YouTube video of the song "The Biggest Mistake", The Secret State is a musical force to be reckoned with now. Members of the band include Daniel Martiniano (lead vocals & piano), Joshua Jones (guitar & vocals), Hunter Schafer (bass & backup vocals), Daniel Espinosa (digital performer) and Michael Marx (drums & violin).
The Secret State almost didn't make it. Following the events of 9/11, 3 of the band members (Dan, Josh and Mike) decided to place their music career on hold and tour on active duty in Afghanistan and Iraq. After serving their country, they have arrived, with their unique electronic tinged sound, to serve their fans. The 3 members that were at war for us along with the other 2 members (Danny and Hunter), have written heartfelt lyrics as well as a amazing electronic sound that has Radio, Press and Social Media buzzing.On their journey to identify with their sound, they crafted "The Biggest Mistake", the first single off of their upcoming album. The song, a captivating and deeply personal effort constructed with precision, lets everyone know that they're here to make an indelible mark in the music landscape. The video is schedule for release in September will have many eliminates of surprise to stimulate the audience.
In 2012, they landed an independent record deal with Stealth Tiger Entertainment and relocated to Los Angeles to record their album. Wanting to incorporate more electronic elements to their rock roots, Jones reached out to long-time electronic music enthusiast Danny Espinosa, an old friend and Coast Guard battle buddy. His 'beeps and boops' (as the band likes to call them) gave the group the original electronica/rock 'blend' it had been hoping for.
Now complete, The Secret State has begun to lay the grounds for what it hopes will become the next musical phenomenon. In the upcoming months and as they put the final touches to their upcoming album, the band will launch a national promo tour to introduce a sound that will rock the airwaves and transport the listeners to a new state-The Secret State