STATE CHAMPS/KNUCKLE PUCK/CASTAWAY Japan Tour 2019
State Champs (stylized sometimes as STATE CHAMPS) is an American rock band from Albany, New York, formed in 2010. They are currently signed to Pure Noise Records and have released three EPs and three full-length albums. They released an acoustic EP titled The Acoustic Things in October 2014 and their second full-length album Around the World and Back one year later, in October 2015. In May 2017, they released a deluxe version of their album Around the World and Back, along with a DVD of footage from their last few tours. Their 2013 full-length, The Finer Things, debuted at number 2 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart. Their third album, Living Proof, was released on June 15, 2018.
Vocals - Sota Guitar - Yossy Drums - Tatsuru Bass - Yohei Guitar - Yuta
Formed in 2012, CASTAWAY self-released the original sound source "The Way EP" in April 2014 and "On The Railroad" EP in December of the same year. These two works were a live venue and some specialty stores Sales only over 2000 pieces sold only. The sense of spirit and warmth, anchemic melody, emotional guitar, powerful vocal stabbed in the chest and chorus filled with heat are not only domestic and international melodic / pop punk, but while feeling the influence from emo and hardcore, Japan Attract attention with an aggressive sound that also has the deep depth of the band.
When the band released the first nationwide distribution work "March on March 2016", they went through a nationwide tour over half a year and the tour finals at the Hatsudai WALL in October of the same year ended with a sold out and about 200 Mobilize people. In March 2017, they released a single song "Over And Over Again" with three songs, and again tours nationwide. Until now, the band has become a top class amongst the overseas support such as CHUNK! NO, CAPTAIN CHUNK !, AS IT IS, BASEMENT, COUNTERPARTS, REAL FRIENDS, THE MENZINGERS, THE STORY SO FAR, STATE CHAMPS, NECK DEEP, SEAWAY, TURNOVER.
In addition to being involved in overseas band Japan tour, Castaway has also co-sponsored with domestic forces such as COUNTRY YARD, CRYSTAL LAKE, SHADOWS, MEANING, SURVIVE SAID THE PROPHET, LOYAL TO THE GRAVE. In January 2018 They performed a Japan tour with America's pop punk band, KNUCKLE PUCK, and in the same spring they planned to release a new work from ICE GRILL $.
Knuckle Puck is an American pop punk band, formed in 2010 in the south suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. The group started out covering songs, before the band members started writing songs in April 2011. Following this, the group released a number of EPs, one of which, While I Stay Secluded (2014), peaked at number 5 on the Heatseekers Albums chart. The band released a split EP with the UK band Neck Deep. The group signed to Rise in December 2014 and released its debut album, Copacetic, through the label in July 2015.
Knuckle Puck started out covering songs in fall 2010 in the outskirts of Chicago. The band got its name from a Stick to Your Guns t-shirt that said "Knuckle Puck Crew". The band consisted of lead vocalist Joe Taylor, lead guitarist Kevin Maida, and drummer John Siorek. The group started writing original songs in April 2011 with the addition of rhythm guitarist Nick Casasanto. The group had friends fill in on bass. In July, the band played its first ever show. In October, the band released a self-titled EP, this was followed up by the Acoustics EP in March 2012. In October, the band released the Don't Come Home EP. The band co-headlined a tour with Seaway from late May to early June 2013. In August, the band self-released The Weight That You Buried EP. In February 2014 Bad Timing and Hopeless released a split EP that featured two songs each from Knuckle Puck and Neck Deep. Both bands toured together (alongside Light Years) from late February to early April. On March 16, the band performed at South by So What?! festival. In spring, the band gained bassist Ryan Rumchaks. Between May and June, the band supported Man Overboard on the group's The Heart Attack Tour alongside Transit, and Forever Came Calling.
A music video was released for the song "No Good" in June. It was directed by Eric Teti. In late July, it was announced the band were recording, and in early August the band finished recording its next release. Knuckle Puck supported Senses Fail on the band's Let It Enfold You 10th anniversary tour from late August till early October 2014. In early September, the band released a 7" flexi containing the songs "Oak Street" and "Home Alone", the former of which was intended for release on the group's next EP. The flexi was released by Bad Timing. On October 16, 2014, "Bedford Falls" was available for streaming. On October 23, the While I Stay Secluded EP was made available for streaming and on October 28, it was released by Bad Timing. The EP had peaked at number 5 on the Heatseekers Albums in the U.S. Guitarist Kevin Maida revealed that the band "firmly and confidently" considered the EP the group's best work so far. On October 31, the band released a music video for "Oak Street". In November and December, the band supported Modern Baseball on the group's winter tour.
State Champs (stylized sometimes as STATE CHAMPS) is an American pop punk band from Albany, New York, formed in 2010. They are currently signed to Pure Noise Records and have released three EPs and three full-length albums. They released an acoustic EP titled The Acoustic Things in October 2014 and their second full-length album Around the World and Back one year later, in October 2015. In May 2017, they released a deluxe version of their album Around the World and Back, along with a DVD of footage from their last few tours. Their 2013 full-length, The Finer Things, debuted at number 2 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart. Their third album, Living Proof, was released on June 15, 2018.
State Champs formed in the spring of 2010 in Albany, New York by founding members lead guitarist Tyler Szalkowski and lead singer Derek DiScanio. Shortly after forming, they self-released EP 2010 in August, which was followed by their second self-released EP, Apparently, I’m Nothing, in January 2011. This EP contained several new songs and 2010 EP in its entirety. In July, the band toured with The Tired and True and Call It Fiction. In April 2012, interest in a demo of "Critical" helped the band gain a recording contract, a management company and a booking agency. On April 19, it was announced that the band signed to Pure Noise. In mid-June, the group recorded their next EP with Jay Maas at Getaway Recording Studio.
"Critical" was made available for streaming on July 12. In July and August, the band toured with With the Punches and Forever Came Calling on The PropertyOfZack Tour. "Remedy" was made available for streaming on August 9. The band released the Overslept EP in September through Pure Noise. In September and October, the band supported Handguns, then supported Citizen the following month. The band toured alongside Hit the Lights, A Loss for Words and With the Punches in December. The group then supported Vanna on their holiday tour, dubbed Home for the Holidays.
Originally, the band was supposed to support Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! on their Pardon My French Tour in March and April 2013; instead Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! went on tour with A Day to Remember, resulting in State Champs supporting Handguns on their Pardon My Angst tour in March. The band finished recording their debut full-length with producer Sam Pura at The Panda Studios and co-producer and former New Found Glory guitarist Steve Klein in Fremont, CA in May 2013. The group supported New Found Glory on their west coast tour in June, before supporting Cartel.