If you’ve been to The Stone Pony this summer, chances are you caught Garden State Line rocking well into the night closing instead of opening for bands like Primus and 311. Originally formed as a hip hop group, the band eventually found their way towards the formation of the four piece alt-rock group. Their eclectic sound, fusing ska, reggae, funk, and soul made Garden State Line the ideal choice to close out the wide multitude of different genre shows at The Pony.
On top of the run of shows at the legendary Asbury Park venue, the band is also riding high following the release of their debut LP The Send Off. With their groove based sound sampled in singles like “Liquid Universe” and “Walk Away”, Garden State Line seems primed to break out as another Asbury Park success story in the very near future.
Speak Into My Good Eye recently caught up with front man Tam Garcia and had him take the SIMGE Survey to get a better idea of where the artist comes from, and what influences helped to shape his approach. Check out the Survey and stream Garden State Line’s “Walk Away” below.