Set Your Goals vocalist Matt Wilson did an in-depth interview with Lambgoat, where he discusses the band's old label, Eulogy Recordings, and how they've never paid out royalties for Mutiny!; he also gets into other aspects of the band's bumpy past. Certain tidbits are very interesting: Epitaph Records paid over $100,000 to buy out the band's contract from Eulogy, SYG got interest from Pete Wentz but that ended after a bizarre mishap, and the band is proud of Burning At Both Ends but acknowledges that fans "deserved better." He even mentions the vague possibility of Mutiny! 10-year shows in 2016. The full interview can be read here.
Tensions between band and label at this point were at...
Matt from Set Your Goals has posted an update on the band's Facebook filling us in with what the band's been up to.
On a related note, I've gotten a ton of angry messages asking for an answer on the status of the band. The truth is, we just don't know the future for certain and don't want to get people's hopes up or give any information that could end up being untrue. As a band, we are laying low for a while and busy individually with our adult lives. We haven't "broken up" per se, we're just focusing on other things for the time being. Here's what we've been up to:
-Dan got married and will be moving to Atlanta, GA, next month.
-Joe recently moved to Portland, OR, and plays in a band...
Set Your Goals vocalist Matt Wilson has started a new band called Chains. Listen to their first song, "Cages," in the replies. Their debut EP, The Sorrow, The Sadness, will be out in early 2015 through Calaveras Records.
I am equal parts darkness and light, and I have always had ideas that wouldn’t quite work for Set Your Goals; either the lyrics were too dark or the parts were too aggressive. Chains is an outlet for that. Once Set Your Goals slowed down I was able to put my ideas into motion. I grew up listening to extreme music, and this project is more in line with those tastes.
Set Your Goals vocalist Matt Wilson is starting a label called Calaveras Records. The first release will be a 10th anniversary vinyl edition of Set Your Goals' Reset. He's aiming to have it out for Record Store Day, and a Kickstarter has been launched to fund the project.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and our friend Jordan from Set Your Goals' sister is running a fundraiser for Stand. Donations can be made here. Speaking of Set Your Goals, we'll be premiering new music from them soon.
Set Your Goals are gearing up for their tour this spring with Cartel, Fireworks, Hit the Lights, Mixtapes and Super Prime. We've teamed up with the band to allow fans to pick what songs they would like to hear. Vote for your favorites here!
Matt Wilson of Set Your Goals recently opened up about the band's hardships with their label, dealing with the release of their new album, and how this will be the band's "make or break" album that may decide the future of the band.
You can stream Set Your Goals' new album, Burning At Both Ends, here. If the stream hits 200,000 listens, Epitaph will donate $2 for every CD sold at Hot Topic the week of release to Keep A Breast. Burning At Both Ends will only be $9.99 at Hot Topic.
Set Your Goals have posted a new song entitled, "Exit Summer" on their new website. The new album, Burning At Both Ends will be released on June 28th. Artwork can can be seen in the video and you can pre-order the album through Epitaph's web store.