State Champs shared a new track ‘All You Are Is History’ and the Max Moore-directed video for it today via Billboard. The song is off their forthcoming sophomore LP Around The World And Back out on Pure Noise on 16th October, 2015.
“‘All You Are Is History’ is a song about putting someone behind you, despite their efforts to hang out,” guitarist Tyler Szalkowski tells Billboard. “We think the video represents that theme very well.” says singer Derek Discanio.
The Albany, NY pop punk band has had a busy 2015, first supporting All Time Low on their US tour and most recently touring Australia supporting 5 Seconds of Summer. They will embark on a European headlining tour that kicks off later this month with Knuckle Puck.
Formed in 2010, State Champs have released 2 EPs on Pure Noise and their 2013 debut album The Finer Things which charted at #131 on the Billboard Top 200. Committed road warriors, they have toured the US and Europe multiple times with the likes of Motion City Soundtrack, Bayside, The Wonder Years, The Story So Far and the entirety of the Vans 2014 Warped Tour.
Around the World and Back was engineered by Kyle Black (Paramore, New Found Glory, Strung Out) and produced by Black and State Champs vocalist Derek Discanio. Artwork and tracklisting for the record are below.
1. Eyes Closed
3. Losing Myself
4. All You Are Is History
5. Perfect Score
6. All Or Nothing
7. Shape Up
8. Back and Forth
9. Around The World And Back
10. Breaking Ground
11. Tooth And Nail
UK/EURO TOUR DATES
09/15 – Belfast, Ireland @ Bar Sub/QUB Students Union ^
09/16 – Dublin, Ireland @ Academy 2 ^
09/17 – Liverpool, UK @ O2 Academy 2 ^
09/18 – Birmingham, UK @ Asylum ^
09/19 – Newcastle, UK @ O2 Academy 2 ^
09/21 – Glasgow, UK @ King Tuts ^
09/22 – Leeds, UK @ Stylus ^
09/23 – Manchester, UK @ Sound Control ^
09/24 – Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms ^
09/25 – London, UK @ O2 Islington Academy ^
09/26 – Southampton, UK @ 1865 ^
09/28 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Kavka
09/29 – Paris, France @ Backstage By The Mill ^
09/30 – Hamburg, Germany @ Logo ^
10/01 – Cologne, Germany @ MTC ^
10/02 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Winston ^
10/03 – Kingston, UK @ Hippodrome ^
^ = w/ Knuckle Puck & Roam