Q: What do you get when you combine former members of Against Me!, Whiskey & Co, J. Page, and The Scaries? A: You get SUNSHINE STATE

Sunshine State out of Gainesville, FL Drop New “Recover” Video

(Featuring Ex-Members of Against Me!, J. Page, Whiskey & Co, and The Scaries) Release New Album ‘The Mess’

Available For FREE on Bandcamp and Streaming on All Digital Services

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Photo: Chelsea Brown

Q: What do you get when you combine former members of Against Me!, Whiskey & Co, J. Page, and The Scaries?

A: You get Gainesville, FL’s SUNSHINE STATE, who’ve racked up countless beers, laughs, late night cannonballs, and miles on the road together, which they’ve translated into a strong bond of friendship, and most importantly… a batch of killer songs.

The band has dropped a video for their track “Recover” which is streaming here:


The song appears on the band’s new album ‘The Mess’ available now on Bandcamp for FREE/Pay What You Want. The 10-track album is also streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, etc.

‘The Mess’ was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Ryan Williams at Black Bear Studios in Gainesville, FL (Hot Water Music, Ship Thieves), with additional recording by Derron Nuhfer.

Punknews called their first album ‘POUR’ (No Idea, 2014) an “enormous epic monster” and then there’s AP who described it as “riff-tastic” with a “can’t-stop-listening quality.”

Thankfully the lightning has struck twice, as their new album ‘The Mess’ offers up another batch of stellar punk rock.


Stream/download the full album ‘The Mess’ for FREE/’Name Your Price’ on Bandcamp: https://sunshinestate666.bandcamp.com/releases

Stream ‘The Mess’ on all DSPs: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/sunshinestate/the-mess

Stream the title track ‘The Mess’ here: https://sunshinestate666.bandcamp.com/album/the-mess


The band says:

“Finally, 3 or so years later…after a self-imploding record label, getting jerked around(for 2+ years) by a separate garbage fire of a record label, and lots of beers / late nights… we’re releasing our 2nd album, The Mess.

Given the current circumstances in the world, we’ve decided to just give it away for free with the hope that maybe it will brighten someone’s day, week, month, year…or however long this craziness ends up lasting.

The record will be distributed on all the major digital/streaming platforms, and you can pay what you want for it on our bandcamp….but really, just take the free songs, we want you to. Save your money for something more important.

Any proceeds we happen to end up with will go directly to Warren, Troy, and Kyle’s businesses in a (futile) attempt to help them keep their heads above water.

Take care of yourselves out there.”


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Cover art: Sean Mahan www.seanmahanart.com

‘The Mess’ Track Listing:

1. Hard Life

2. Shake It Off

3. Recover

4. The Mess

5. Keller Family Curse

6. Tequila Mockingbird

7. Passenger

8. Comfort

9. Decision

10. Cash In Hand



Kyle Fick

Mike Magarelli

Warren Oakes

Troy Perlman

Facebook: www.facebook.com/sunshinestategainesville

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