Listen up, comedy nerds. Mark Sept. 14 on your calendars. That’s when the album from The State, titled Comedy For Gracious Living, that you never knew existed – or did you? — is set for release.
“It was a freeing experience because no one was watching over us, there were no ‘adults’ around,” original member Kevin Allison told USA Today. “We’d swim and drink and gamble all day and record the silly ideas we’d had that day up into the wee hours that night like kids making tapes in the basement. If you listen, you can hear the ice clinking in the rum drinks we had in hand at all times.”
The album, to be released by Rhino Records, was recorded in the Bahamas in January of 1996 and features the talents of Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter and David Wain, as well as Kerri Kenney-Silver, Thomas Lennon and Ken Marino.
You can pre-order the album and listen to samples here. Do it!