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The Faim Release Long-Awaited Debut Album, State of Mind, Today Via BMG

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Los Angeles, CA — Emerging Aussie four-piece, The Faim, have released their long-awaited debut album, State of Mind, today via BMG. The full-length effort is available to stream and download HERE.

State of Mind Track Listing:

1. Tongue Tied
2. Humans
3. Summer Is a Curse
4. Beautiful Drama
5. Buying Time
6. Infamous
7. Amelie
8. Words Apart
9. Where the River Runs
10. State of Mind

Created over the course of two years with numerous songwriters and producers, the record includes a collection of songs that showcase a vast range of styles and tones. Upbeat anthems like “Humans,” “Summer Is a Curse,” and “Beautiful Drama,” reveal the group’s skill at crafting resonant pop-rock hits, while “Tongue Tied,” “Buying Time,” and “Amelie” are saturated with fiery rock riffs. Melodic closing tracks, “Where the River Runs” and “State of Mind,” also underscore the quartet’s knack for authentic and raw songwriting. Overall, the album shows a band on the ascent, and a group of musicians who are all about making genuine songs that bring people together to create a community.

“We can’t believe that our debut album, State of Mind, is finally out! This record has been a long time coming and highlights our development since the writing process began a few years ago,” says The Faim.State of Mind is a huge step for the sonic direction of our band, delving into territories that push the boundaries of what we’ve experimented with previously. We hope that people find something special and unique in these songs and enjoy them as much as we do!”

Currently on the cover of Rock Sound Magazine and fresh off of a successful headline run across the U.K. and Europe, The Faim will be heading back out on the road in celebration of State of Mind this fall. The outfit will first embark on a massive co-headline tour across the U.S. with fellow Aussie band, Stand Atlantic. Live Nation’s Ones To Watch and The Noise are confirmed to present the entire run of dates. The trek kicks off next week on Tuesday, September 17 in Houston TX and plays in 25 total cities nationwide, including major stops in Atlanta, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Los Angeles. After a short break, the band is set to close out the year with another batch of headline dates overseas. A complete touring itinerary can be found below, and all tickets can be purchased on The Faim’s official website HERE.

Over the past year, The Faim has amassed a strong following around the world, to say the least. To date, the group has played 183 shows across 16 countries, in addition to performing at European festival staples including Reading & Leeds, Lollapalooza Berlin, Download, and Slam Dunk. They’ve also sold out shows in London, Sydney, Amsterdam, and Hamburg, toured globally with PVRIS, Andy Black, and Sleeping With Sirens, and collaborated with the likes of John Feldmann, Pete Wentz, Mark Hoppus, Josh Dun, Ashton Irwin, and more. “Summer Is a Curse,” the title-track from their critically acclaimed debut EP (2018 via BMG), has become a bona fide hit in Germany, hitting #12 on the airplay charts after being played 24,000 times on German radio that year. The earworm, which appears in a Jeep commercial in France, hit #2 at radio in the Czech Republic. The Faim also scored the soundtrack to Coca-Cola‘s global advertising campaign for Coke Zero, which was shown in 18 countries worldwide.

The Faim Tour Dates:

United States


9/17 – Houston, TX @ HOB Bronze Peacock *
9/18 – Dallas, TX @ HOB Cambridge Room *
9/20 – Atlanta, GA @ The Loft *
9/21 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar *
9/22 – Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 *
9/24 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre *
9/25 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Rex Theater *
9/26 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery *
9/28 – Boston, MA @ Once Ballroom *
9/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge *
10/1 – Detroit, MI @ The Shelter *
10/2 – Cleveland, OH @ The Foundry *
10/4 – Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome *
10/5 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar *
10/6 – Chicago, IL @ Chop Shop *
10/7 – St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall *
10/9 – Denver, CO @ Marquis *
10/10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Complex *
10/12 – Seattle, WA @ The Vera *
10/13 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater *
10/14 – Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver *
10/16 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom *
10/17 – San Diego, CA @ Soma *
10/18 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction *
10/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo *

Europe & The U.K.

11/22 – Madrid, Spain @ Kithai ^
11/23 – Barcelona, Spain @ Sala Laut ^
11/24 – Toulouse, France @ Rex ^
11/25 – Paris, France @ Maroquinerie ^
11/27 – Zürich, Switzerland @ Dynamo Werk 21 ^
11/28 – Dornbirn, Austria @ Conrad Sohm ^
11/29 – Dresden, Germany @ Pushkin ^
12/1 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Pumpehuset ^
12/3 – Hamburg, Germany @ Uebel & Gefahrlich ^
12/4 – Munich, Germany @ Technikum ^
12/5 – Cologne, Germany @ Die Kantine
12/7 – Birmingham, U.K. @ O2 Institute ^
12/8 – Manchester, U.K. @ Academy 3 ^
12/9 – Glasgow, U.K. @ SWG3 Warehouse ^
12/11 – Cardiff, U.K. @ The Globe ^
12/12 – Portsmouth, U.K. @ Wedgewood Rooms ^
12/13 – London, U.K. @ Electric Ballroom ^

* Co-Headline w/ Stand Atlantic
^ Headline

The Faim (pictured L-R):

Sam Tye / Guitar
Josh Raven / Lead vocals
Linden Marissen / Drums, percussion
Stephen Beerkens / Bass, keyboard

Follow The Faim:

Website | Facebook | Twitter
Instagram | YouTube


Featured photo (top) by Michelle Grace Hunder




The Faim Share “Humans” Music Video

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Los Angeles, CA – In anticipation of their long-awaited debut album, State of Mind, The Faim have unveiled the official music video for lead single, “Humans,” today. The cinematic offering dives into the world of science fiction while also highlighting a visually stunning band performance. The video follows the four-piece as they’re taken captive by a government organization and subjected to tests to determine if they are human or android. To escape, they’ll need the help of someone who’s more than human…watch all the action unfold HERE.

“Creating the music video for our latest single, ‘Humans,’ was our favorite shoot to date,” says Stephen Beerkens (bass/keys). “We worked with an amazing team in Los Angeles, who helped capture the entire video in just one day. The concept represents us searching for both our differences and the things we have in common, which also encapsulates the essence of the song: what it means to be human,” he explains.

Following the release of last year’s debut EP, Summer Is a Curse, The Faim wasted no time creating music for their first full-length effort, State of Mind, due on September 13 via BMG. The album includes eight brand new tracks in addition to previously-released singles, “Summer Is a Curse” and “Amelie.” If you were able to catch The Faim on tour in the U.S. earlier this year, you may have also heard them play “Beautiful Drama” and “Infamous,” two additional fan favorites on the record. The complete track listing can be found below. The Faim will also be unveiling more new music soon in advance of the album release. In the meantime, stream “HumansHERE, and pre-save State of Mind HERE.

The Faim will be returning to the U.S. this fall for a massive co-headline tour with fellow Aussie group, Stand Atlantic. Live Nation’s Ones To Watch and The Noise will present the entire run of dates (25 cities nationwide), which launches on September 17 in Houston, TX. The trek continues to build on the quartet’s global touring momentum, where they’ve sold out their own headline shows, played major European festival staples, and supported the likes of PVRIS, Andy Black, Sleeping With Sirens, and more. Tickets are on-sale now and can be purchased on The Faim’s website HERE. A full list of dates is also included below.

State of Mind Track Listing:

1. Tongue Tied
2. Humans
3. Summer Is a Curse
4. Beautiful Drama
5. Buying Time
6. Infamous
7. Amelie
8. Words Apart
9. Where the River Runs
10. State of Mind

The Faim & Stand Atlantic U.S. Tour Dates:

9/17 – Houston, TX @ HOB Bronze Peacock
9/18 – Dallas, TX @ HOB Cambridge Room
9/20 – Atlanta, GA @ The Loft
9/21 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
9/22 – Jacksonville, FL @ 1904
9/24 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
9/25 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Rex Theater
9/26 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
9/28 – Boston, MA @ Once Ballroom
9/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
10/1 – Detroit, MI @ The Shelter
10/2 – Cleveland, OH @ The Foundry
10/4 – Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome
10/5 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
10/6 – Chicago, IL @ Chop Shop
10/7 – St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall
10/9 – Denver, CO @ Marquis
10/10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Complex
10/12 – Seattle, WA @ The Vera
10/13 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
10/14 – Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver
10/16 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
10/17 – San Diego, CA @ Soma
10/18 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
10/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo

The Faim Is:

Josh Raven / Lead vocals
Sam Tye / Guitar
Stephen Beerkens / Bass, keyboard
Linden Marissen / Drums, percussion

The Faim Online:

Website | Facebook | Twitter
Instagram | YouTube

Summer Is a Curse EP – Stream and Download:

Spotify | Apple Music | Amazon | Pandora
Google Play | Deezer | TIDAL



Featured photo (top) by Michelle Grace Hunder



The Faim And Stand Atlantic Announce U.S. Co-headline Tour

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Los Angeles, CA – The Faim is excited to announce their fall U.S. co-headline tour with fellow Aussie band, Stand Atlantic. The entire batch of dates will be presented by Live Nation’s Ones To Watch and The Noise, kicking off in Houston on Tuesday, September 17 and wrapping in Los Angeles on Saturday, October 19. The 25-city run also hits major stops including Atlanta, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and Chicago and follows the band’s previous North American tours supporting Andy Black and Hands Like Houses, where their fiery, explosive live performances and eclectic catalog of songs received widespread acclaim in the press. This new co-headliner continues to build on The Faim’s global touring momentum, where they’ve sold out their own headline shows, played major festivals including Reading & Leeds, Download, and Slam Dunk, and opened for PVRIS, Sleeping With Sirens, Against The Current, The Dangerous Summer, and more.

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Tickets go on sale this Friday, August 9 at 10am local time and can be purchased on the band’s website HERE. A complete list of dates can also be found below.

The Faim will be touring in support of their long-awaited upcoming debut album, State of Mind, out on September 13 via BMG. The first-released single, “Humans,” made a strong debut with New Music Friday playlisting on Spotify in eleven countries, and additions on The New Alt, New Noise, All New Rock, Pop Rock Shot, and more. The band also garnered widespread support from Apple Music worldwide, landing on The New Rock playlist in 36 countries. The Faim will be releasing more music soon in anticipation of their full-length effort.

The Faim & Stand Atlantic Tour Dates:

9/17 – Houston, TX @ HOB Bronze Peacock
9/18 – Dallas, TX @ HOB Cambridge Room
9/20 – Atlanta, GA @ The Loft
9/21 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
9/22 – Jacksonville, FL @ 1904
9/24 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
9/25 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Rex Theater
9/26 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
9/28 – Boston, MA @ Once Ballroom
9/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
10/1 – Detroit, MI @ The Shelter
10/2 – Cleveland, OH @ The Foundry
10/4 – Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome
10/5 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
10/6 – Chicago, IL @ Chop Shop
10/7 – St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall
10/9 – Denver, CO @ Marquis
10/10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Complex
10/12 – Seattle, WA @ The Vera
10/13 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
10/14 – Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver
10/16 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
10/17 – San Diego, CA @ Soma
10/18 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
10/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo

Summer Is a Curse EP – Stream and Download:

Spotify | Apple Music | Amazon
Pandora | Google Play | Deezer | TIDAL

The Faim Online:

Website | Facebook | Twitter
Instagram | YouTube


The Faim Reveal New Single, “Humans,” from Upcoming Debut Album

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First Full-length Record, State of Mind,
to Be Released September 13 via BMG

Los Angeles, CA — The Faim have shared “Humans,” the first single from their forthcoming debut album, State of Mind, which will be released on Friday, September 13 via BMG. The track was produced with Patrick Morrisey (Weezer, Pharrell, Hayley Kiyoko) and David Dahlquist (Aurora, Fletcher) in New York and Los Angeles, and includes a great balance of unique pop-rock sounds, rounded out with lush live band elements and a massive, resonant chorus. Stream and download “Humans” HERE, and pre-order/pre-save State of Mind HERE.

“ ‘Humans’ is about embracing the unique qualities that make up who we are, from our individual character and personality traits, to our strengths and weaknesses. These diverse characteristics, and how they evolve throughout our lives, show us what it means to be human and how connected we all actually are,” the band explains.

The Faim unveiled their debut EP, Summer Is a Curse, last year and wasted no time creating music for their first full-length effort, State of Mind. Over the course of two years, the group worked with numerous writers and producers to craft a collection of songs that showcase a vast range of styles and tones. The tracks, recorded mostly in Los Angeles in various studios, reveal how The Faim has evolved since their inception. The lyrics come from emotions or experiences personal to the musicians as a whole, with each song centering on an idea that’s relatable to both themselves and their listeners. Overall, State of Mind reveals a band on the rise, and a group of artists who are all about making genuine songs that bring people together and create a community.

“We write from an honest place, and that’s something we always want to stay true to,” says frontman, Josh Raven. “It has to resonate with us for it be relatable to our fans. On this album it was about connecting with ourselves and exploring our influences and our own talent. If we stick to who we are and what we feel, hopefully everyone else will find something in the music too,” he elaborates.

State of Mind album artwork

State of Mind includes eight brand new tracks in addition to previously-released singles“Summer Is a Curse” and “Amelie.” If you were able to catch The Faim on tour earlier this year, you may have also heard them play “Beautiful Drama” and “Infamous,” two additional standout songs on the album. The complete track listing can be found below.

State of Mind Track Listing:

1. Tongue Tied
2. Humans
3. Summer Is a Curse
4. Beautiful Drama
5. Buying Time
6. Infamous
7. Amelie
8. Words Apart
9. Where the River Runs
10. State of Mind

About The Faim:

Over the past year, The Faim has built up a strong following around the world, from Australia to Europe to the States. They’ve performed at Download Festival, Slam Dunk, and Reading & Leeds, and toured with PVRIS, Against the Current, Sleeping With Sirens, and Andy Black. In 2018, The Faim performed 100 shows across three continents and 13 countries, while in 2019 the band embarked on their first headline tour, selling out shows in cities like London, Sydney, Amsterdam, and Hamburg. “Summer Is a Curse” has become a bona fide hit Germany, hitting No. 12 on the airplay charts after being played 24,000 times on German radio in 2018. The track, which appears in a Jeep commercial in France, hit No. 2 at radio in the Czech Republic. The group also scored the soundtrack to Coca-Cola’s global advertising campaign for Coke Zero, which was shown in 18 countries worldwide.

The Faim Is:

Josh Raven / Lead vocals
Sam Tye / Guitar
Stephen Beerkens / Bass, keyboard
Linden Marissen / Drums, percussion 

Follow The Faim:

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

Summer Is a Curse EP – Stream and Download:

Spotify | Apple Music | Amazon | Pandora
Google Play | Deezer | TIDAL

Featured photo (top) by Michelle Grace Hunder