In spite of its insane price tag -- The Starting Line's Say It Like You Mean It seems to be selling quite well. The green variant (/500) sold out almost immediately but there are still some blue versions up if you want it.
The Starting Line album will be a double vinyl pressing, complete with a D-side etching and housed inside a gatefold jacket (along with an insert). The album has been mastered specifically for the format. There will at least be blue and green variants (no pressing numbers given). The pressing will include an acoustic version of “The Best Of Me” and “Greg’s Last Day.” Pre-orders are expected to launch soon for the May 27th release.
This Sunday, The Starting Line will host their annual holiday show at Starland Ballroom in NJ with special guests Vinnie Caruana, Major League and Real Friends. Want to win two tickets, a signed limited edition show poster, and a meet and greet with the band? Of course you do ... enter by leaving a comment in the replies about your favorite TSL holiday show and we'll pick a winner.
In this special edition of Live Sessions, we're happy to present The Starting Line performing Say It Like You Mean It from front to back at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston, MA on December 27th. In addition to playing the entire classic album in celebration of its tenth anniversary, the band also does an encore of other favorites. Whether you couldn't make it to the tour or you want to relive the fun, head to the replies to watch the entire set.
We're excited to be premiering footage of The Starting Line performing Say It Like You Mean It in its entirety tomorrow. Head to the replies for a some teaser images and the set list, then come back tomorrow to watch the full video.
The countdown won't be over for another hour and a half or so, but it looks like The Starting Line's announcement includes playing Say It Like You Mean It in its entirety at the Starland Ballroom in New Jersey on December 29th. Check back at noon for all the details. Happy anniversary to the album, which was released 10 years ago today.
Update: It will be an 8-show tour. Dates can be found in the replies.
There is a countdown on The Starting Line's website. What could it lead to? Looks like we'll find out in 21 days - which happens to be the 10th anniversary of the band's debut album, Say It Like You Mean It.
Brendan Rivera is a former Absolute 100 pick who describes his music as "Irish-Americana indie rock." His new album, No Ocean in Ireland, comes out in June 12 via Veggie Co. Records, but you can stream it now on his AP.net profile. Keep an ear out for a piano part by The Starting Line's Brian Schmutz on "Sands of Ours." Recommended if you like Mumford & Sons, Good Old War and Jimmy Eat World. You can pick it up on vinyl here.