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[Preorder] States of Nature - Brighter Than Before - LP


25,00 €

Epidemic Records is collaborating with Sell The Heart Records (California, USA) to handle preorders in Europe for the new States of Nature album.

FFO: Militarie Gun, Spiritual Cramp, Jawbox, Fugazi

You can access advantageous shipping costs if you order from Europe.
North America: Sell The Heart Records
United Kingdom: Little Rocket Records

Hailing from the vibrant and eclectic music scene of Oakland, California, States of Nature emerges as a post-punk force, blending raw rock n’ roll power with introspective lyricism. The band, formed from diverse influences, takes inspiration from sources both local and abroad to create a sound that resonates with both urgency and contemplation.

Injecting their own contemporary flair, States of Nature draws on sounds both familiar and new, implementing shouty yet memorable hooks, and strong counterpointed movement to inspire a rock n roll frenzy. Their captivating blend of danceable rhythms, poignant lyrics, and guitar focused swagger have earned their reputation as one of the Bay Area’s most refreshing and exciting acts. 

On the heels of their well received EP collection “Songs to Sway”, States of Nature have complied their best work to date on their first LP “Brighter Than Before”. The album effortlessly flows between post-punk powerhouse tracks like the lead single “New Foundations” and upbeat singalongs like “Papered News” to create a record that captures the mood of the moment and invites you to participate in it.  Lyrically speaking to a world in flux, the album highlights that when there’s so much uncertainty and sadness, you need the strength of those around you and belief in yourself, and a moment of fun to allow yourself to dream of a hopeful tomorrow. 

Fun, yet introspective, grounded, yet free, “Brighter than Before '' displaying dramatic growth in songwriting, with hooks-a-plenty, and the right balance of fun and seriousness to keep the record interesting from beginning to end. 

Keep an eye on this Oakland quartet as they reignite the spark of contemporary post-punk.

FFO: Militarie Gun, Spiritual Cramp, Jawbox, Fugazi

Release Date: February 16th, 2024
Label: Sell the Heart Records (US) | Little Rocket Records (UK) | Epidemic Records (IT)
Format: Digital | Vinyl
Purchase (US) | Purchase (UK) | Purchase (IT)

States of Nature: Bandcamp | Facebook | Instagram
Sell the Heart Records: Bandcamp | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Web
Little Rocket Records: Bandcamp | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Web
Epidemic Records:  Bandcamp | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Web

Album Credits: 

E. Urbach - Guitar/Vox

L. Anne - Bass/Vox

D. Orason - Guitar/Vox

I. Knife - Drums

Recorded at The Atomic Garden by Jack Shirley & Lodasia Sound by Eric Urbach in Oakland, CA

Mixed and Mastered by Jack Shirley 

Asst. Engineer: John Urbach

Artwork by Eric Urbach, Sam Harris, & Justin Briggs

SON Logo by Annie Walter

Music by States of Nature, Lyrics by E.Urbach except:

Additional vocal production/lyrics on "American Drone" by Alexander Gregor Pennie & Daniel Cooper

Lyrics by E.Urbach and L.Anne on God with A Gun

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