New York pop-punk favorites STATE CHAMPS released a brand new video for “All You Are Is History” the newest single from their forthcoming sophomore LP titled “Around The World And Back”, which is due out on October 16 through Pure Noise Records. Pre-orders are available now.
I’m a realist and an optimist / But I swear to you, I’m not getting over this / Walking tall in a small town / Full of yourself when you’re feeling down / And that’s all that matters to you / Can’t pretend anymore / Talk is cheap, I said that before / But you can still taste it / And that’s one more reason why you’re never gonna make it / I’ve had enough of all the talk on how you’re saving me / Talk like you’re self assured / But all you are is history / Speak slow, I want you to know that / I’m a realist and an optimist / But I swear to you, I’m not getting over this / You’ve got the right be all that you wanna be / And that’s extraordinary / Is it worth the risk? (Can you handle it?) / I can’t pretend anymore / You don’t wanna leave, you said that before / Oh, but you can still taste it / And that’s one more reason why you’re never gonna make it / I’ve had enough of all the talk on how you’re saving me / Talk like you’re self assured / But all you are is history / Speak slow, I want you to know that / I’m a realist and an optimist / But I swear to you, I’m not getting over this / Fall back in line, it’s too much to expose / It’s your design and that’s the way it goes / I think I know my limits, and how to make good decisions / It hits home, so just go
“‘All You Are Is History’ is a song about putting someone behind you, despite their efforts to hang out” guitarist Tyler Szalkowski“We think the video represents that theme very well. The video was a blast to make and [director] Max Moore was awesome to work with. We’re very happy with how this turned out!
The Albany, NY pop punk band has had a busy 2015, between supporting All Time Low on their US tour, touring Australia supporting 5 Seconds of Summer and most recently a headlining US run. The band will continue their heavy touring schedule throughout the fall with a headlining European tour that kicks off this month followed by an US tour with The Wonder Years, The Movie Life and You Blew It! (all tour dates below)
Formed in 2010, State Champs have released 2 EPs on Pure Noise and their 2013 debut LP 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.
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