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State Champs Drop New Track ‘Just Sound’

The New York pop punks have unveiled their latest single ahead of Pure Noise Headlining Tour this fall.

The catchy track Just Sound has been released alongside a fun-loving new music video featuring lead vocalist, Derek DiScanio, dressed as America’s favourite TV painter, Bob Ross.

Talking about State Champs’ new era, DiScanio shares, “It feels amazing to be back, and we’re just getting started. Just Sound is the perfect introduction to the new age of Champs. Fast, catchy, and edgy are what we’ve always been known for, and this one takes it to the next step. If you’re wondering what the song is about, use your imagination, listen to the lyrics, and I’m sure you can figure out the subtle yet not-so-subtle meaning. As far as the video goes, I’m still trying to figure out how the rest of the guys convinced me to do this one… Let’s go ahead and call it ‘motivational pressure’ not to take ourselves so seriously and have fun with every step along the way.“

State Champs are hitting the road next month, headlining the 2021 Pure Noise Tour with support from label-mates Four Year Strong, Real Friends, Just Friends and Bearings. The twenty-four city tour kicks off on September 14th at Brooklyn Bowl in Nashville, TN. The tour continues across the U.S. before wrapping up in New York, NY, at Irving Plaza on October 22nd.

“We are heading back on the road to headline the Pure Noise Records Tour this September-October. It’s been too long since we’ve been able to do what we love and see everyone in the US,” shares DiScanio. “Expect this one to be extremely special as we will be with plenty of good company, including Four Year Strong, Real Friends, Just Friends, and Bearings. Get your tickets quick!”

State Champs

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn BowlSunday
September 19, 2021 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore DetroitWednesday
September 22, 2021 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore CharlotteFriday
September 24, 2021 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of BluesSaturday
September 25, 2021 – Ft Lauderdale, FL – RevolutionTuesday
September 28, 2021 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec TheaterWednesday
September 29, 2021 – Dallas, TX – House of BluesSaturday
October 2, 2021 – Santa Ana, CA – The ObservatoryTuesday
October 5, 2021 – San Diego, CA – SOMAWednesday
October 6, 2021 – Los Angeles, CA – BelascoFriday
October 8, 2021 – Berkeley, CA – The UC TheatreSaturday
October 9, 2021 – Salt Lake City, UT – The DepotSunday
October 10, 2021 – Denver, CO – SummitTuesday
October 12, 2021 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room @ Old National CentreWednesday
October 13, 2021 – Cleveland, OH – House of BluesFriday
October 15, 2021 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver SpringSaturday
October 16, 2021 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore PhiladelphiaSunday
October 17, 2021 – Boston, MA – Big Night LiveWednesday
October 20, 2021 – Brooklyn, NY – WarsawThursday
October 21, 2021 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza – SOLD OUTFriday
October 22, 2021 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza

The band has always embraced the idea of getting their music in front of as many people as possible. They aren’t running away from the sound they’ve established. If anything, it’s that scrappy punk spirit that drives them to continue to reach further and further. They’ve done pop arena tours, metal tours; they’ve even played a show on a beach. Wherever they turn up, they are going to be sincere and passionate. They are going to have fun and so will you. This is an arena-ready band, capable of moving any crowd, with the heart and soul of DIY freedom.

Their latest EP State Champs Unplugged dropped in the summer of 2020 via Pure Noise Records. Featuring four new songs and two fan-favourite tracks from Living Proof, the EP is reflective of the diverse listening habits of the foursome, unapologetic about their love of everything from Pop to Country without sacrificing the upbeat enthusiasm of the central influences that first moved their collective souls.

State Champs Unplugged is available to stream at

Listen to/stream Just Sound HERE.

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