There are many different styles of post punk, but they rarely rock quite as hard as States of Nature do. The Oakland band's latest single, "Papered News," has the post punk jerkiness of bands like DEVO or The Dismemberment Plan, but it is also just a straight up killer rock song. The song is propelled forward by driving guitars that just scream out at you. At times it sounds like a hyped up version of Joan Jett, or if Tom Petty decided to go punk. All while still being post punk. States of Nature have an intense sound that is completely fresh, but wrapped in a warm embrace of the familiar.
You can watch the video for "Papered News" below. Brighter than Before is due out February 16 on Sell the Heart Records in the US, Little Rocket Records in the UK, and Epidemic Records in Italy. For more on States of Nature, check out the band on Facebook and Instagram.