"The State Champs are a bunch of ringers. These are artists I've individually watched and respected for a long time, but the first time I saw them play together was like seeing all the magic crystals together at once." - Alan Sparhawk, Low
"The State Champs are a bunch of ringers. These are artists I've individually watched and respected for a long time, but the first time I saw them play together was like seeing all the magic crystals together at once." - Alan Sparhawk, Low
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Format: CD
Label: Chairkickers
Catalog: 19
Rel. Date: 01/23/2007
UPC: 656605801926

The State Champs
Artist: State Champs
Format: CD
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"The State Champs are a bunch of ringers. These are artists I've individually watched and respected for a long time, but the first time I saw them play together was like seeing all the magic crystals together at once." - Alan Sparhawk, Low

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Amy Abts was tired of being a female singer/songwriter stuck in coffee shops and acoustic-women-singing jams. As an already appreciated songwriter, having played shows with everyone from Wesley Willis to Robbie Fulchs, Abts brought her catchy songs to another level by recruiting an elite team of rockers and taking over the Twin Ports of Superior, WI and Duluth, MN. And, the group is now releasing its long-awaited debut on Chairkickers' Union Music (Low, Kid Dakota, Haley Bonar.) The State Champs combine male and female vocals with giant beats from Zac Bentz (The Surfactants, Dirty Knobs, Both) and guitar work by Greg Cougar Conley (Both, Puddle Wonderful), with Eric Anderson (The Surfactants, Gonolius) rounding out the group with his classic metal-influenced bass lines. With this album, The State Champs are poised to win over the hearts and minds of every pop-rock aficionado. It was recorded and mixed by Nic Patollo (The Keepaways, Words to a Film Score), mastered by Bruce Templeton for Magneto Mastering, and produced by the band and Marcus Matthews.