The Starting Line Say It like You Mean It on Limited Edition 2LP
Formed in 1999 in Churchville, PA outside of Philadelphia, The Starting Line - Ken Vasoli (vocals, bass), Matt Watts (guitar), Tom Gyskiewicz (drums), Mike Golla (guitar), and Brian Schmutz (keyboards) – were revered for their invigorating blend of punk-pop, indie rock and emo earnestness which garnered the group accolades throughout their career. The band's 2002 debut album Say It Like You Mean It earned the group a No. 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart, sold over 300,000 copies on the indie label Drive-Thru and spawned a surprise hit with "The Best Of Me," a pop-punk anthem that was embraced by MTV. The Starting Line followed that up with a solid year on the road and a jump to major label Geffen Records. Mastered for vinyl with lacquers created by Stan Ricker. Includes a pair of bonus tracks.