Oakland, CA-based band States of Nature has announced the release of a new full-length album, Brighter Than Before, on February 16th via Sell The Heart Records (U.S.) and Little Rocket Records (U.K.), and also available in a limited capacity in Italy via Epidemic Records. The new release will feature 10 brand new songs, blending elements of post-hardcore, psych & garage, and straight up rock ‘n roll.
The debut single off the album is titled “New Foundations” and may have a uplifting dance punk vibe to it, but lyrically it is on the darker side.
As the band describes it:
“Lyrically the song takes a bleak look at the world around us. Raised in a post-9/11 world, the song observes the way paranoia shapes decision-making that is harmful and destructive. This directly ties to what’s happening today homelessness and the housing crisis in California. There are policy decisions happening at state and local levels that intentionally make it harder to build new housing, also pushed by positions the public holds around conservation of city aesthetics and a complete misunderstanding of why people are on the streets in the first place.”