State Champs Release Two Acoustic Covers Of Their Own Tracks

After a monumental celebration of their 10-Year Anniversary last night, NY-based pop-rockers State Champs have unveiled new music from their forthcoming ‘State Champs Unplugged EP’.


Fan favourite track Criminal has received an acoustic re-working alongside a brand new release with Crying Out Loud. State Champs will release their Unplugged EP on Friday August 14th.

‘Crying Out Loud’ took us the longest to get to a place where we truly felt excited about the song.,” shares vocalist Derek DiScanio. “Once we got there, we knew this emotionally heavy, yet upbeat tune about breakup, loneliness, and moving on would be a solid single.” 


State Champs Unplugged, dropping in time for the band’s 10-year anniversary, is much more than a set of stripped-down reimagined bangers. Instead, the EP offers up four brand new tracks crafted specifically for this setting, plus a surprising reworking of Criminal and a moving new take on Dead and Gone. It’s a record that’s reflective of the diverse listening habits of the foursome, unapologetic about their love of everything from Pop to Country without sacrificing the upbeat enthusiasm of the central influences that first moved their collective souls.

“The Unplugged EP is special for us for many reasons, one main reason being the writing process. We feel like we really went back to our roots, you know, just the band, in a room with an acoustic guitar, writing songs and having fun,” shared DiScanio on the upcoming EP. “We tend to execute our best material in an environment that is stress free and organic. Our fans have been asking for new acoustic, stripped down material for quite some time, we’re happy to say it’s here.”