Albany, NY's pop rock heavyweights, State Champs, have premiered the title track from their highly anticipated sophomore album,Around The World and Back, due out October 16th via Pure Noise Records.
"Around The World and Back" proves that State Champs know their way around a huge hook even without their typical distorted guitars. The mostly-acoustic track showcases the band's more subdued side and features vocals from Jule Vera's Ansley Newman. Substream noted that State Champs' music is "anthemic, energetic and oh-so-poppy. But the band has won over plenty of people due to their softer side too..." and called the song "a gorgeous acoustic duet."
Pre-orders for Around The World and Back are available now. Catch State Champs on the road as they wrap up their European headlining dates and then dive into their tour with The Wonder Years, Motion City Soundtrack, and You Blew It!.
The Albany, NY pop punk band has had a busy 2015, between supporting All Time Low on their US tour, touring Australia supporting 5 Seconds of Summer and most recently a headlining US run. The band will continue their heavy touring schedule throughout the fall with a headlining European tour that kicks off this month followed by an US tour with The Wonder Years, Motion City Soundtrack and You Blew It! (all tour dates below)
Formed in 2010, State Champs have released 2 EPs on Pure Noise and their 2013 debut LP The Finer Things which charted at #131 on the Billboard Top 200. Committed road warriors, they have toured the US and Europe multiple times with the likes of Motion City Soundtrack, Bayside, The Wonder Years, The Story So Far and the entirety of the Vans 2014 Warped Tour.
Around the World and Back was engineered by Kyle Black (Paramore, New Found Glory, Strung Out) and produced by Black and State Champs vocalist Derek Discanio. Artwork and tracklisting for the record are below.
1. Eyes Closed
3. Losing Myself
4. All You Are Is History
5. Perfect Score
6. All Or Nothing
7. Shape Up
8. Back and Forth
9. Around The World And Back
10. Breaking Ground
11. Tooth And Nail
09/29 - Paris, France @ Backstage By The Mill ^
09/30 - Hamburg, Germany @ Logo ^
10/01 - Cologne, Germany @ MTC ^
10/02 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Winston ^
10/03 - Kingston, UK @ Hippodrome ^
10/17 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall*
10/18 - New York, NY@ Webster Hall*
10/20 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium*
10/21 - Toronto, ON @ The Danforth Music Hall%
10/22 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre*
10/23 - Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore*
10/24 - Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre*
10/25 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue*
10/27 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre*
10/28 - Murray, UT @ Murray Theater*
10/30 - Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House*
10/31 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market*
11/02 - San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom*
11/03 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern*
11/05 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues*
11/06 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory*
11/07 - San Diego, CA @ Soma*
11/08 - Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee*
11/10 - San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall*
11/11 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues*
11/12 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues*
11/13 - Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note*
11/14 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant*
11/16 - Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom*
11/18 - Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor*
11/19 - Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution*
11/20 - Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues*
11/21 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade*
11/23 - Charlotte, NC @ Amos' SouthEnd
11/24 - Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live!*
11/25 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory*
11/27 - Sayreville, NY @ Starland Ballroom*
^ = w/ Knuckle Puck & Roam
* = w/ The Wonder Years, Motion City Soundtrack, You Blew It!
% = w/ The Wonder Years, You Blew It!