After a long hiatus from The Starting Line spent focusing on other projects, the band was inspired by the exciting new wave of punk rock, in and outside of their hometown of Philadelphia. What resulted were three powerful, honest songs that recapture the spirit of this beloved band and are a reminder of how much we always have, and always will love The Starting Line. A quote from Kenny Vasoli on the EP can be found below.
“I had stepped out of writing in TSL’s style for quite a while. I think that time gave me ample opportunity to cleanse my pallet. Eventually I started regaining my appetite for punk music. All of the sudden I was throwing on lots of Cloud Nothings, Desaparacidos and Joyce Manor. I was able to identify what aspects I had always loved about punk music and they reignited my desire to create it. Reproaching the band with this initiative allowed my writing process to flow with no resistance. Lyrically, I was able to vent all of the garbage built up in my psyche through an appropriate channel. I try to keep a peaceful and positive outlook throughout my life. That’s how I’d like to operate all the time, but occasionally life does pan out ideally. TSL songs have always been my place to vent, in hopes that others might share a similar human experience and perspective.” –
Anyways is due out on February 5, 2016 through Downtown Records and can be pre-ordered here.
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