Sell The Heart Records (U.S.) and Engineer Records (UK) will be releasing a “new” full-length album from the Bay Area’s own States of Nature tomorrow, November 19. The album collects the quartet’s three previous EPs and offers two additional brand new, unreleased tracks in a collection called Songs To Sway. “Old Trances, Old Foes” is the final single from the LP to hit the streets prior to the LP’s release.  It was recorded at the band’s home studio Lodasia Sound in Oakland, California, in 2021.

“It’s a song from a frenzied writing period post-vaccination,” Eric Urbach says. The song is a meditation on how time in isolation has broken the spell on our past lives, allowing for reflection and growth.”

Listen to it below.

Featuring members of Dead To Me, and Everybody Row, San Francisco’s States of Nature blends ’90s era Dischord attitude with modern day, punk-influenced indie rock to bring a fresh take on a familiar sound. Dueling vocals, shouty, yet memorable hooks, and strong counterpointed movements are the result of States of Nature’s rock n’ roll frenzy.

States of Nature began in 2018 self-releasing and recording three EPs while captivating audiences around California with awe-inspiring live performances. Playing alongside the likes of Shutups, Pardoner, Sarchasm, Samiam, Decent Criminal and many others, States of Nature are among the most exciting bands of the recent wave of indie rock emerging from the San Francisco Bay Area.

States of Nature is Eric Urbach (ex-Everybody Row) on guitar/vocals, Lindsey Anne on bass/vocals, Dennis Orason on guitar, and Isa Knife (Dead To Me) on drums.

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Visit States of Nature here:
Instagram: @statesofnatureband

Upcoming shows:
January 12th @ Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco w/Spud Canyon + 1 TBA. Tickets here –


Tim Anderl is an American journalist from Dayton, Ohio, whose work has been published in Alternative Press, Strength Skateboarding Magazine, and Substream Music Press. He was previously the web editor of and is currently the editor of, a host of Sound Check Chat Podcast, and a contributing writer for New Noise Magazine, Ghettoblaster Magazine and Dayton City Paper.

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