STATE LINES Stream New Song on Absolute Punk
• For The Boats due out April 2013 / Pre-orders coming soon
• Stream “Shady Existence” on Absolute Punk
• Stream “Linger” on Bandcamp
• For The Boats Artwork / Tracklisting released
• Band playing Today’s Mixtape Festival and Stay Sweet Fest in April
Long Island, NY’s State Lines have unveiled a new song from their upcoming album, For The Boats, to be released this Spring on Tiny Engines (Dikembe, Run, Forever, Signals Midwest, The Hotel Year). You can now hear an exclusive stream of the track “Shady Existence” on Absolute Punk. Tiny Engines will release For The Boats on 12″ vinyl in April with pre-orders and digital release coming soon.
You can also hear the updated version of the album track “Linger” on the Tiny Engines Bandcamp now. An early version of the song appeared on last year’s 4-Way Fest Split 7″ with State Lines, Into It. Over It., Misser, and You Blew It! on Music Gives Back. The 7″ is now sold out.
Though State Lines has matured since their last Self-Titled EP, For The Boats shows that they have not lost their emotional intensity. Instead, the energy, once generated by explosive tempos, is reserved for the record’s most touching moments; likewise the charm that made Hoffman Manor so memorable has been swapped by dynamics and momentum. In fact, one might argue that For The Boats is more restless, more intense, rawer, and certainly more real.
For The Boats follows up State Lines’ Self-Titled 7″ which was released in the Summer of 2012 on Tiny Engines. That was the follow-up to the band’s 2011 debut, Hoffman Manor, which you can download for free here.
01. For The Boats
02. The Same Mistake
03. Water Song
04. Shady Existence
06. Shit For Brains
07. For The Ears
10. Indian Burn
11. Tuesday Morning
12. Where It’s Warm