Desolate Peaks, the debut full-length from Santa Rosa, CA’s State Faults, is now available for pre-order from Tiny Engines (Tigers Jaw, CSTVT, Look Mexico, Restorations). The 12″ LP will see a April 24, 2012 release date. It’s also worth noting that all vinyl pre-orders come with an instant mp3 download for the 11-song album. The album is also available for early digital purchase here.
The Desolate Peaks vinyl is limited to 500 pressed on three colorways (75 Blue/Grey / 150 Deep Red / 275 Beige). The first 45 pre-orders will receive a limited-edition State Faults slipmat. Additionally, all pre-orders will be entered to win a test pressing of the record. There are also 3 LP packs and Tee + LP combos available for purchase.
Written over the span of close to a year, Desolate Peaks, is the debut full-length from State Faults. The band delivers on the album title imagery with an intense emotional landscape rarely traveled. Drawing upon elements of 90’s emo and post-hardcore, State Faults is explosive but not to the extent where it overpowers the nuances of the band’s songwriting. These songs are always able to breathe to their full potential. The band is adventurous and always pushing forward but never choose to wallow in grandiosity. On Desolate Peaks State Faults is able to find a perfect balance between craft and composition.
Desolate Peaks will be the follow up to the band’s debut EP, Head In The Clouds, which can still be downloaded for free here.
Formed in early 2010, State Faults consists of four soulmates with a DIY ethic trying to make honest and emotionally charged music. Huddled together in the California heat, the band created a tightly knit sound which gave birth to an impressive self-released debut EP, Head In The Clouds. Released in late 2010, the EP quickly spread through word of mouth and the band began to cultivate a devoted following. In what can only be described as an advancement of the sound created on Head In The Clouds, the band’s Tiny Engines debut, Desolate Peaks, takes State Faults to new uncharted levels.