'Don't Die' is the superb debut from the mysteriously-named State Shirt, a one-man bedroom studio operation who releases records on his own LFA record label. Not that you'd know it as the material is a confidently produced batch of angsty rock songs with intelligent use of electronica. State Shirt has a pleasing emotionally bruised voice which never descends into a whine whilst his eclectic touches add to the freshness. Take ''It Is A Shame My Binoculars Don't Work At Night' for example, which reveals a talent for vocal scratching. There are also hip hop samples ('Postcard') and occasional deployment of heavy metal guitars but they entertain rather than confuse the listener. Nevertheless his best work is more direct; the yearning 'Life Isn't Everything', 'Not A Kid Anymore' is a blissful, reflective number and 'Edison's Machine' combines the subtle and the loud to memorable effect. Think 'The Bends'-era Radiohead with the maverick touches of Beck thrown in for good measure.