New York, pop-rockers State Champs are celebrating their 10 year anniversary this year and to mark the occasion they’ll be releasing a 6-track EP on 14th August, as well as putting on a very special variety show.
The new record, titled State Champs Unplugged will feature four totally new songs from the band, as well as two fan favourites from their Living Proof album.
“The Unplugged EP is special for us for many reasons, one main reason being the writing process. We feel like we really went back to our roots, you know, just the band, in a room with an acoustic guitar, writing songs and having fun,” says vocalist Derek DiScanio. “We tend to execute our best material in an environment that is stress free and organic. Our fans have been asking for new acoustic, stripped down material for quite some time, we’re happy to say it’s here.”
Ahead of the release fans are invited to the 10-Year Anniversary Variety Show, which will take place online on June 22nd and will feature performances from the band at home, an exclusive premiere of some of the new tracks, plus special guests, a live Q&A and more!
“We’re excited to Celebrate our 10th Birthday as a band in the best fashion: An interactive online variety show where we get to hang out with fans, perform, reminisce, and tell stories from the past 10 years… This is the most unique event we’ve ever thrown and we can’t wait to share it with everyone as we ring in the next chapter of Champs.“ says DiScanio”
Tickets for the show start a $10 (around £8) with various bundles available that include exclusive merchandise and the chance to pre-order the EP. For US residents the band have partnered with HeadCount to offer a 50% discount on tickets for fans who register to vote. The band are also support the Black Lives Matter movement and have launched a limited edition ‘Time For Change’ t-shirt, plus a raffle in which fans have the chance to win some special State Champs memorabilia.
State Champs Unplugged Track Listing:
A Thousand Hearts
Crying Out Loud
Dead and Gone
State Champs Unplugged will be released on 14th August, via Rise Records.