Tiny Engines (Tigers Jaw, CSTVT, Look Mexico, Restorations) welcomed Long Island, NY’s State Lines to it’s growing roster earlier this year. The band has completed their sophomore release, a Self-Titled 7″, and the record will be released in May with pre-orders coming soon.
You can hear a brand new song, “Win Free”, on Alternative Press right now!
This 4 song 7″ is the follow up to State Lines’ debut full-length, Hoffman Manor, which can still be downloaded for free here.
The band will be playing Stay Sweet Fest in Richmond, Virginia later this month with fellow Tiny Engineers Tigers Jaw, Signals Midwest and Monument. Other notable bands playing include The Menzingers, Cheap Girls, The Sidekicks, Bridge & Tunnel, Algernon Cadwallader, Spraynard, Daytrader, Mixtapes, Run, Forever, Broadcaster, Grey Area, Go Rydell, Luther, Kite Party and more.
State Lines make quite the first impression as the first chords ring out on their sophomore release. Recorded this Winter with Sainthood Reps’ Bradley Cordaro, these four songs brim with confidence and overflow with punk energy while playfully pulling at those pop heartstrings we all possess. But while State Lines have plenty of youthful spirit left over they bite deeper with lyrical depth.
Though their pop-punk forefathers are irrefutably influential, they have inspired a generation of bands that seem to steal the wrong cues and follow them towards the same predictable ends. State Lines isn’t one of these bands; they’ve identified the spark and spirit that made their predecessors feel so initially fresh and have bottled it, choosing to express this explosive essence without following their winding, wandering path. While it is doubtful that State Lines has finished growing yet, it is refreshing they seem to know exactly where they are going.
01. 5’s On The Elephant
02. Plenty Of Time
03. Cave In
04. Win Free
“The reason I listen to music is because of bands like State Lines.” – Absolute Punk
“These guys are a breath of fresh air in a seemingly stagnant and boring scene.” – Jersey Beat
“These guys have that unmistakable early 00- era sound that’s reminiscent of the early work of Brand New, Taking Back Sunday and The Early November with a little bit of Tigers Jaw thrown in for good measure.” – Bedwetting Cosmonaut