STATE LINES Embark on Summer Tour
Tiny Engines (Tigers Jaw, CSTVT, Look Mexico, Restorations) will release State Lines‘ (Long Island, NY) sophomore effort, a Self-Titled 7″, next week. To celebrate, the band is heading out on tour in support of the release with their pals in The Hotel Year.
The Self-Titled 7″ is available for pre-order and will ship next week in line with a July 3, 2012 release date. The vinyl is limited to 500 pressed on three colorways (75 on coke bottle / 150 on white / 275 on blue). All vinyl pre-orders come with an instant mp3 download for the 4 songs plus two additional unreleased State Lines demos. Additionally, all pre-orders will be entered to win a test pressing of the record. There are also vinyl combo packs and vinyl + tee packages available.
The 4 song 7″ is the follow up to State Lines’ debut full-length, Hoffman Manor, which can still be downloaded for free here.
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.
SUMMER TOUR (All dates with The Hotel Year)
JUN 28 – Bushwick, NY @ McKibbin Lofts
JUL 01 – Worcester, Mass @ The Starship (Next Generation)
JUL 02 – Ithaca, NY -@ The Space
JUL 03 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Roboto Project
JUL 04 – Akron, Ohio @ It’s A Kling Thing!
JUL 05 – Chicago, IL @ Gnarnia
JUL 06 – Indianapolis, IN @ Vibes Music
JUL 07 – Louisville, KY @ Spinelli’s
JUL 08 – Nashville, TN @ Spaghetti Spaghetti Headquarters
JUL 09 – Birmingham, AL @ God’s Butt
JUL 10 – Atlanta, GA @ Blacklodge
JUL 11 – Gainesville, FL @ 1982 Bar
JUL 12 – Savannah, GA @ Sweet Melissas w/ Big Awesome
JUL 13 – Wilmingham, NC @ 1515 S. Front Street w/ Big Awesome
JUL 14 – Richmond, VA @ House Show
JUL 15 – Baltimore, MD @ Charm City Art Space
JUL 16 – Willimantic, CT @ The Handsome Woman
“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
“Hoffman Manor was undoubtedly the biggest surprise of 2011 for myself and many others.” – Sputnik
“Hoffman Manor will easily be on my top ten list for album of the year.” – Manual Dexterity
“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