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The Light Footwork


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Songwriting duo Jay Underwood and Becca Wilhelm released their debut album, One State Two State, in early 2006.

One State Two State met immediate critical acclaim when tracks were leaked to the mp3 blogging world in late Fall of 2005. Heralded as Your New Favorite Band by blogger Matt Jordan on his high-traffic blog,, The Light Footwork has been warmly received by periodicals and critics across the US.

The warmth spilled over to the radio where One State Two State climbed steadily to 69 on the CMJ charts within just 4 weeks, becoming the highest ranked self-released album on the CMJ Radio 200, and the only self-released artist in the top 100. Initial comparisons were drawn between The Light Footwork and Beulah, although others have found similarities with Pavement and The Unicorns. Beulah comparisons were inevitable as listeners learned that Beulah members had joined Jay and Becca in the studio and played on every track. Beulah fans were also quick to notice Jay as Beulahs tour intern featured in the documentary, A Good Band is Easy to Kill.

Despite these obvious comparisons, One State Two State brings a fresh and unique sound to the indie-pop world. Their vocal trade-offs, harmonies, powerful guitar riffs, and eccentric lyrics point to a bright future for this young group.

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  • the_endcomplete

    @ stampit- kinda

    1 Mar 2009 Reply
  • Grassor

    Ooh, the pride. I'm the only one listening to them right now.

    18 Oct 2008 Reply
  • skoelemay


    24 Jul 2008 Reply
  • PhamilyJules

    Love them.

    22 Jan 2008 Reply
  • edejong

    new pic, please VOTE!

    4 Mar 2007 Reply
  • stampit

    So my condensed question so that you don't have to read the bull crap below. Do you think that Becca looks somewhat like a boy?

    17 Feb 2007 Reply
  • stampit

    I used to listen to them some time ago. Question to you guys. Do you guys think that Becca looks some what boyish? I am not say that she looks bad. In fact, she is beautiful. Everytime I look at her I think that she's a boy and then I am horrified that I am turning bisexual. That isn't to say that I am against freedom in sexual orientation. I just don't want me to become one.

    17 Feb 2007 Reply
  • edejong

    nice! :]

    3 Feb 2007 Reply
  • SeaOtterSrprize

    Love this band. I heard their radio set which revealed that they're also really funny as well as being crazy talented

    31 Jan 2007 Reply
  • nikkioli


    7 Oct 2006 Reply
  • Rafikz

    Hummm. Nice combination of voices. Great band, check them out. :)

    22 May 2006 Reply

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