Tiny Engines (Tigers Jaw, CSTVT, Look Mexico, Restorations) welcomed Santa Rosa, CA’s State Faults (formerly Brother Bear) into its fold late last year. The band has completed their debut full-length, Desolate Peaks, and the record will be released on 12″ vinyl in April 2012 with pre-orders coming soon.
You can hear a brand new song, “Sleeptalker”, on Alternative Press right now!
You can also stream another new song, “Arrowhead”, from Desolate Peaks, on Bandcamp.
Written over the span of close to a year, Desolate Peaks, is the debut full-length from State Faults. The band delivers on the album title imagery with an intense emotional landscape rarely traveled. Drawing upon elements of 90’s emo and post-hardcore, State Faults is explosive but not to the extent where it overpowers the nuances of the band’s songwriting. These songs are always able to breathe to their full potential. The band is adventurous and always pushing forward but never choose to wallow in grandiosity. On Desolate Peaks State Faults is able to find a perfect balance between craft and composition.
Desolate Peaks will be the follow up to the band’s debut EP, Head In The Clouds, which can still be downloaded for free here.
Formed in early 2010, State Faults consists of four soulmates with a DIY ethic trying to make honest and emotionally charged music. Huddled together in the California heat, the band created a tightly knit sound which gave birth to an impressive self-released debut EP, Head In The Clouds. Released in late 2010, the EP quickly spread through word of mouth and the band began to cultivate a devoted following. In what can only be described as an advancement of the sound created on Head In The Clouds, the band’s Tiny Engines debut, Desolate Peaks, takes State Faults to new uncharted levels.