CHIEF STATE set to Release 5-song acoustic EP on April 5 14 February 2024

Chief State, unveil their latest release - a 5-song acoustic EP that promises to redefine your connection with their music. Set to release via Mutant League Records in April 2024, "The Acoustic EP" invites listeners to rediscover Chief State's catalog through a captivating and intimate lens.

The first single "Living Out A Lie" will be released on February 21.

Pre-save 'The Acoustic EP' here:

In honor of Valentine's Day, Chief State and Mutant League Records have launched a limited edition "Valentines Day" shirt design, available exclusively through the Mutant League webstore.

All V-day shirt purchases through April 5th will receive a handwritten lyric by Fraser Simpson of Chief State, along with a song from the upcoming EP.

Wilmette Debut "Playing Dead"; The First Single Off Upcoming Debut Full-Length 18 April 2023

Wilmette have released "Playing Dead," the first single off the soon-to-be-announced full-length, due out later this year.

Stream "Playing Dead" on DSPs:

Vocalist Aaron Hailey says, "After a long break from writing, "Playing Dead" was the first song we wrote together in over a year since our previous release. Much of the song came together in the studio, with the help of our producer Seth Henderson at ABG."

SETTLE YOUR SCORES 'The Wilderness' Available on Vinyl For The First Time Ever 6 April 2023

Settle Your Scores and Mutant League Records will release the band's beloved 2016 LP 'The Wilderness' on 12" vinyl for the first time ever, in a limited edition pressing of 500 copies, across two unique color variants.

Originally released on January 23, 2016, "The Wilderness" features 12 tracks that showcase Settle Your Scores' signature sound: catchy melodies amidst breakdowns and hard-hitting guitar riffs. The album was well-received by fans and critics alike and has since become a fan-favorite in the pop-punk community.

"The Wilderness" on vinyl is available for pre-order now at:

Mutant League Records Announces 10- Year Anniversary Tour featuring Settle Your Scores, Chief State and Wilmette 29 April 2022

Mutant League Records has announced a 10 Year Anniversary Tour featuring Settle Your Scores, Chief State, & Wilmette.

The 8-city tour kicks off June 24 in Canton, OH and wraps up on July 2 at Chicago's Subterranean. See the full list of dates below.

6/24/22 - Canton, OH @ The Auricle
6/25/22 - Covington, KY @ Madison Live
6/26/22 - Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome
6/28/22 - Louisville, KY @ Mag Bar

6/29/22 - Cape Girardeau, MO @ Mary Jane Bourbon
6/30/22 - St. Louis, MO @ Duck Room
7/1/22 - Des Moines, IA @ Lefty’s
7/2/22 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean (17+)

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Mutant League Signs WITH THE PUNCHES; Announces New EP "Discontent" 15 April 2022

NY pop punk vets With The Punches have signed with Chicago-based Mutant League Records and will release a new EP "Discontent" on May 27, 2022.

The band has also dropped the first single "Stoneham Blues" offering fans a taste of what's to come.

Stream "Stoneham Blues":

Watch the video here:

"Discontent" pre-save link:

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Of the new track, vocalist Jesse Vadala says, "In the time when we were touring independently and writing our own way around the country, I often felt invincible even if just for a while. Inevitably, the rubber band would snap and bad news would arrive. I would be reminded swiftly of the severity of time and certainty of death. Always mildly obsessed with thoughts of my own.

This song is loosely written about a few close friends who passed away. I struggled like many do in processing death, especially those lost to addiction. We always wish for ways to protect the ones we love. When they leave abruptly, it can shatter so many lives. Some days we feel lost. Other days we shine a bit brighter from the light of our memories. There were several sharp moments like this in the last few years. Now when I give it time, I feel so proud and thankful for all of the beautiful memories, they tend to outweigh the bad."

With The Punches is regarded as a staple within the emo/pop punk community. Formed in 2008, the band has released three EP’s and one full-length album in that time. Their new EP “Discontent” will be the band’s first release in over 9 years.
Recorded and produced by Brendan Williams at Gain Stage Studios, the upcoming EP includes 5 of their most distinguished tracks to date.

Track Listing:

1. Stoneham Blues

2. Discontent

3. Mirage

4. Almost Everything

5. Path Dependent

Chief State Announces New Album 'Waiting For Your Colours' & Debuts New Single "Team Wiped" 10 March 2022

Chief State are back with a new single titled "Team Wiped" off their just-announced upcoming debut full-length 'Waiting For Your Colours,' which will be released via Mutant League Records on July 1.

Stream "Team Wiped":

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Pre-orders for the album will be launching soon.

The follow-up to the band's 2021 stand-alone single "Metaphors" and 2020 breakthrough EP 'Tough Love,' 'Waiting For Your Colours' is the culmination of 5 years of relentless hustle (not to mention a ton of blood, sweat, and tears).

The journey to get here began with frontman Fraser Simpson, who at an impasse in his life, decided on a whim to leave his home in the UK for Japan in 2014 and eventually move to North America to form a band via Craigslist, where he connected with Nik Pang, Chris Kavanagh, Justin Pham and Joseph Soderholm to create Chief State.

Uncertainty, longing, a search for meaning, and assessing life choices make up the themes on the new album, which chronicles closing out your 20s
at a crossroads and examining where we belong, our place in the world, and allowing ourselves the time to figure it all out.

Simpson says, "There’s definitely a coming of age theme on the new album. We're asking ourselves: What am I looking to get out of life, out of being in a band? What joys do I want to pursue and where do I want to place my energy moving forward? We've come to the realization that we all need to stress less on the things we can’t control and enjoy more of what we have, what we can control and the journey itself."

Collectively the band members spent their young adult lives struggling mentally, emotionally and financially, in pursuit of their dreams, but the grind appears to have paid off, as Chief State is now on the cusp of something great!

With an ever-growing legion of fans in their corner, a reputation for stellar live shows, and a new album's worth of kickass songs in their arsenal, 2022 is shaping up to be the year of Chief State.

Mutant League signs REST EASY! 15 December 2020

Mutant League is proud to announce the signing of Rest Easy, a newly formed punk rock band from Vancouver consisting of members of Daggermouth and Shook Ones. Their upcoming Mutant League Records debut 7" "Sick Day EP" is due to be released in early 2021.

Check out a preview of the band's upcoming single here: