State Faults Announce Children of the Moon

The new album is out July 26 on Deathwish Inc. + via Dog Knights in UK / Europe.
Watch the music video for first single “Palo Santo” now.

Photo by: Sara Sanger.

When State Faults reemerged in 2019 after a five year hiatus (years they spent playing with their indie-punk side project Slow Bloom), they burst back onto the scene with their third full-length Clairvoyant in hand. The album’s subsequent success saw the band touring extensively across North America and Europe in the latter half of the year. With a renewed sense of maturity and focus, each member was eager to seize the momentum in 2020. Then the world shut down. 

Forced to cancel their spring and summer tours, State Faults embraced the post-pandemic landscape by immersing themselves in fresh material. After a year of intensive writing, they teamed up with producer Chris Teti (The World Is A Beautiful Place…) in Burlington, CT to craft their fourth studio album, Children of the Moon (incoming July 26 via Deathwish Inc. and via Dog Knights in the UK and Europe).

With the world still largely shut down, the band would spend the next several years biding their time, navigating numerous post production delays, financial hardships, personal misfortune and a near break-up before finally finding the right opportunity to present the album to the world. Pushing the boundaries of the screamo genre, Children of the Moon sees the band exhibiting their creative evolution with each track on the album. 

The album’s first single “Palo Santo”— which arrives today with a new music video— is filled with infectious hooks and a rare showcase of guitarist/vocalist Jonny Andrew’s singing amidst his signature screams.  He comments, “‘Palo Santo’ was the first song we wrote after recording Clairvoyant in early 2019. It deals with the struggle to accept that nothing is permanent, and that the floor can fall out from under you at any moment. It’s a reminder in those moments of life that totally knock you down, where you feel like you’re drowning in uncertainty and can’t see where to go next, to remember who you are and live in your truth, and shine on with love and compassion for yourself and others.”

Listen / share / playlist “Palo Santo” on DSP’s.

Watch / share “Palo Santo” on YouTube.

Video directed by: Timmy Lodhi.

State Faults sounds as massive as ever and Children of the Moon stands as a testament to a band brimming with creative energy.  Pre-order the album here ahead of its July 26 street date and see the band on the road this summer.

State Faults, on tour:

May 22  Sacramento, CA @ Cafe Colonial
May 23  Fresno, CA @ Destructive Warehouse
May 24  Los Angeles, CA @ Your Renaissance Fest
July 6  Maywood, CA @ Brick’s Rock Bar
July 7  San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
July 8  Las Vegas, NV @ The Griffin
July 9  Bakersfield, CA @ 415.BKFD
July 10  San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
July 11  Eugene, OR @ John Henry’s
July 12  Portland, OR @ Mano Oculta
July 13  Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project
July 14  New Westminster, BC @ Bully’s

Children of the Moon, track listing:

  1. Fragile Light
  2. Blood Moon
  3. Palo Santo
  4. Leviathan
  5. Heat Death
  6. Looming
  7. No Gospel
  8. Transfiguration
  9. Divination
  10. Distant Omen
  11. Nazar
  12. Palm Reader
  13. Wind Song
  14. Bodega Head

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