Chief State Premieres New LP’s Fourth Single

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Punk rock band Chief State premiered its latest single and video this week.

The band debuted its new single, ‘22 Reasons‘ and its video Wednesday. The song is the fourth single from the band’s forthcoming album, Waiting For Your Colours, which is scheduled for release July 1 through Mutant League Records. Pre-orders and pre-saves are open.

The album has also produced the singles, ‘Out For Me,‘ ‘Burning Out‘ and ‘Team Wiped‘ along with their respective videos.

The musical arrangement featured in Chief State’s new single blends elements of pop punk and pop rock for a song that will appeal to a wide yet targeted audience group. It is easily comparable in its sound and style to works from the likes of so many pop punk bands out there.

Front man Fraser Simpson talked about the song’s lyrical theme in a prepared statement.

“The lyrics are an honest introspection into a breakup I went through, how my perspective had changed from being with someone so closely to then being on the outside looking in,” Simpson said. “That was the hardest at first, knowing someone for so long to then only being able to see their light from a distance. Looking back I can see it was an essential part of my own growth, the hardship of that time led me to question what I was doing with my life. I had been just waiting for my colours to come through.”

In other news, Chief State is in the midst of a tour in support of its new, coming record. The tour’s remaining dates are noted below.

Tour Dates:

Sat, Jun 25, 2022 Covington, KY – Madison Live

Sun, Jun 26, 2022 Indianapolis, IN – Hoosier Dome

Tue, Jun 28, 2022 Louisville, KY – Mag Bar

Thu, Jun 30, 2022 St. Louis, MO – Duck Room

Fri, Jul 1, 2022 Des Moines, IA – Lefty’s

Sat, Jul 2, 2022 Chicago, IL – Subterranean

W/ Brooklane

Sun, Jul 3, 2022 Madison, WI – TBA

Tue, Jul 5, 2022 Fargo, ND – The Hall at Fargo Brewing Company

Wed, Jul 6, 2022 Minneapolis, MN – Midway Saloon

Thu, Jul 7, 2022 Lincoln, NE – 1867 Bar

Fri, Jul 8, 2022 Denver, CO – Moe’s Original

Sat, Jul 9, 2022 Salt Lake City, UT – The Loading Dock

More information on Chief State’s new single, video, album, and tour is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

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Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/chiefstate

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/chief_state

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Chief State Debuts New LP’s Third Single

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Punk rock band Chief State premiered its latest single and video this week.

The band debuted its new single, ‘Out For Me‘ and the song’s companion video Thursday. The song is the third single from the band’s forthcoming album, Waiting For Your Colours, which is scheduled for release July 1 through Mutant League Records. Pre-orders and pre-saves are open.

The album has also produced the singles, ‘Burning Out‘ and ‘Team Wiped‘ along with their respective videos.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Out For Me’ is a full-on pop punk opus. Its up-beat presentation, complete with infectious vocal harmonies and equally engaging instrumentation will appeal to any pop punk fan.

No information was provided about the song’s lyrical theme in the press release announcing the debut of the new single and its video. The lyrics presented with the song’s video hint at the theme centering on a person battling depression and negative thoughts and feelings in general.

The video that accompanies the song hints even more at that theme as it presents a man who at the song’s beginning is sad and depressed. As the story progresses, he adopts a canine friend, who in turn changes the man’s life for the better, leading him to even be more sociable and make more human friends. It is a story that is sure to appeal to a wide range of audiences.

Courtesy: Mutant League Records

In other news, Chief State has announced a new slate of live dates for this summer. The band’s tour is scheduled to launch June 3 in Vancouver, BC and to run through July 9 in Salt Lake City, UT. The tour’s schedule is noted below. Tickets are available here.

Tour Dates:

Fri, Jun 3, 2022 Vancouver, BC – Buddha’s

Sat, Jun 4, 2022 Seattle, WA – Funhouse

w/ Calling All Captains

Wed, Jun 8, 2022 Portland, OR – Mano Oculta

Thu, Jun 9, 2022 Sacramento, CA – Goldfield Midtown

Fri, Jun 10, 2022 Cupertino, CA – The X Bar

Sat, Jun 11, 2022 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction

Sun, Jun 12, 2022 Los Angeles, CA – Los Globos

Tue, Jun 14, 2022 Mesa, AZ – Rebel Lounge

Wed, Jun 15, 2022 El Paso, TX – Raves Club

Thu, Jun 16, 2022 Arlington, TX Mavericks

Fri, Jun 17, 2022 Houston, TX – Acadia Bar & Grill

Sat, Jun 18, 2022 Austin, TX – Mohawk

Sun, Jun 19, 2022 New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa

Tue, Jun 21, 2022 Atlanta, GA – Smith’s Olde Bar

Wed, Jun 22, 2022 Greer, SC – The Spinning Jenny

Thu, Jun 23, 2022 Columbus, OH – Big Room Bar

w/ Settle Your Scores & Wilmette

Fri, Jun 24, 2022 Canton, OH – The Auricle

Sat, Jun 25, 2022 Covington, KY – Madison Live

Sun, Jun 26, 2022 Indianapolis, IN – Hoosier Dome

Tue, Jun 28, 2022 Louisville, KY – Mag Bar

Thu, Jun 30, 2022 St. Louis, MO – Duck Room

Fri, Jul 1, 2022 Des Moines, IA – Lefty’s

Sat, Jul 2, 2022 Chicago, IL – Subterranean

W/ Brooklane

Sun, Jul 3, 2022 Madison, WI – TBA

Tue, Jul 5, 2022 Fargo, ND – The Hall at Fargo Brewing Company

Wed, Jul 6, 2022 Minneapolis, MN – Midway Saloon

Thu, Jul 7, 2022 Lincoln, NE – 1867 Bar

Fri, Jul 8, 2022 Denver, CO – Moe’s Original

Sat, Jul 9, 2022 Salt Lake City, UT – The Loading Dock

More information on Chief State’s new single, video, album, and tour is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Websitehttps://www.chiefstate.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/chiefstate

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/chief_state

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Chief State Gets Contemplative In New Single, Video

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Punk rock band Chief State premiered its latest single this week.

The band debuted its new single, ‘Burning Out‘ and its companion video Tuesday. The song is the second single from the band’s forthcoming album, Waiting For Your Colours, which is scheduled for release July 1 through Mutant League Records. Pre-orders and pre-saves are open. The band premiered the album’s lead single, ‘Team Wiped‘ and its video last month.

The musical arrangement is a composition that surf and skate punk fans alike will appreciate what with the vocal harmonies in the half screamed-half sung vocals and the rich bass line and drums against the layered guitars. The collective is comparable to works from so many bands of its ilk.

Front man Fraser Simpson talked at length about the song’s deeply contemplative lyrical theme.

“I’ve been very introspective over the past year,” Simpson said. “I’ve asked myself a lot of questions about where I am and what I’m doing with my life. This song came about when I didn’t like the answers I was able to give myself. Approaching 30 with no real direction, no one really teaches you how you should live your life. It seems all we know is to compare ourselves with others and their achievements and comparing myself with others I felt disappointed and disheartened.”

Simpson continued, “Words flew out onto the page and resonated with me in those moments. I wrote the lines “I’m finding out that it’s only getting harder. I find it tough ‘cos my body’s getting older, I thought by now there’d be something I’d be proud of” and the rest of the song just developed from there. I’m trying to be positive with my mindset these days. I try to take the time to appreciate what I do have and not focus on what I don’t.”

He concluded, “I think most of us search for some kind of meaning, some affirmation that we’re doing ok. Really we just need to enjoy the ride, appreciate the small joys we win and strive for more of those happy feelings whatever they might be for each of us.”

More information on Chief State’s new single and coming album is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Websitehttps://www.chiefstate.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/chiefstate

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/chief_state

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Chief State Announces New Album Details; Debuts Album’s Lead Single

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Punk rock outfit Chief State is scheduled to release its latest album this summer.

Waiting For Your Colours is scheduled for release July 1 through Mutant League Records. In anticipation of its release, the band premiered the record’s lead single, ‘Team Wiped‘ and its video Thursday.

The musical arrangement featured in the song immediately lends itself to comparison to works from the likes of Sum 41, New Found Glory, and All Time Low. That is evidenced through its familiar poppy guitar riffs and vocal harmonies.

No information was provided about the song’s lyrical theme in the press release announce the premiere of the song and its video. The lyrics provided with the video hint at the theme centering on the familiar matter of a relationship that is in a very difficult position.

The song’s video features the band performing its new single on a sound stage and blends that with footage of front man Fraser Simpson carrying a deck chair around a city and singing along to the track.

Chief State’s new single follows the debut of the band’s then latest single, ‘Metaphors‘ and its companion lyric video in December.

More information on Chief State’s new single and coming album is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Websitehttps://www.chiefstate.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/chiefstate

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/chief_state

To keep up with the latest entertainment news and reviews, go online to https://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it. Fans can always keep up with the latest entertainment news and reviews in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.

Chief State Tackles Mental Health Concerns In New Single

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Independent rock band Chief State is hoping to release its new album in the new year.

While audiences wait for the record, the band is providing a way to tide fans over. It comes in the form of the band’s new single, ‘Metaphors‘ and its companion lyric video. The band debuted the pair Thursday.

The song’s lyric video is relatively straightforward in its presentation. It features a person curled up, knees brought to his/her face, as the song’s lyrics are presented next to him/her. Meanwhile the song plays over the simple visualization.

The musical arrangement featured in the band’s new standalone song will appeal to any pop punk fan. That is evidenced clearly through the collective instrumentation and vocals presented in the song. The collective presentation is comparable to works from so many pop punk acts.

The lyrical theme featured in the band’s new single takes on the topic of the difficulty that people generally have in talking about their mental health. It is well known that people generally do not talk about the topic because of the stigma that is still attached to the matter, so for the band to go this route, lyrically is deserving of praise.

Guitarist Nik Pang talked about the noted theme in a prepared statement.

“‘Metaphors’ is about being in a really dark place, but not knowing how to communicate that to your loved ones,” he said. “Instead of saying what you mean, and exactly how you feel, it’s easy to gloss over it and be super generic and vague.”

More information on Chief State’s new single and coming album is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Website: https://www.chiefstate.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chiefstate

Twitter: https://twitter.com/chief_state

To keep up with the latest entertainment news and reviews, go online to https://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it. Fans can always keep up with the latest entertainment news and reviews in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.