Tampa, FL's Select Start (http://www.myspace.com/selectstart) rocks a blend of synth-infused, power-pop, indie rock which has garnered attention for their live show throughout Florida and the eastern half of the US and Southern California.
Taking their name from the two buttons on a Nintendo controller, founded as a trio, Joe(vocals/guitar), Adam(bass) and Patrick(drummer), later completed their lineup, adding Matt (Moog synth/vocals) and Jason(lead guitar).
In 2005, music from "Black Hair That's to Dye For", was licensed for a Rhino Linings national TV commercial, when a nationally renowned agency found their song on PureVolume. That licensing paid for their trailer.
At the first ever Taste of Chaos, while promoting the Warped Tour's comic book theme, Kevin Lyman selected the band for their first show outside of Tampa Bay area: the Kevin Says Stage at the Jacksonville Warped Tour.
After completing college in 2007, the band released Giving Up on Thinking Clearly" on iTunes and followed that up with the MySpace posting of "Baby, You Amaze Me" (1,175,000+ MySpace plays) and the Jan 2008 release of their all electronic EP, The Rotary, which included "There's One In Every City".
In 2008 Select Start stepped up touring and exploded into 2009 with the self-release of their EP, "<3".
When asked in an interview about the time the band spends on MySpace, Joe said: "Too much. We don't believe in fans... we believe in friends. So we answer every message and comment. It really hard to keep up with. It used to be just Adam and I running the myspace, now all five us us do it. But every minute spent is worth it. We love keeping in touch with everyone."
Select Start keeps in touch with their friends on Myspace, Facebook, Twitter, Purevolume, Broadtexter, Stickam and SyncLive, promoting their show dates using PickRSet, Eventful and Zvents, using a Verizon Wireless broadband card while on tour in their van.
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In 2009, Select Start has played 155 shows, gaining more "friends" in the north, midwest, east, south and west, sharing their name and live show with everyone in their path.
They're honored to have recorded on the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus at the West Palm Beach Warped Tour (July 25th) and to have represented EarnItYourself.com on the Kevin Says Stage in Tampa at Vinoy Park (July 26th).
In their own backyard, they consistently receive airplay on Tampa Bay's 97x Local Motion and on community supported radio, WMNF (88.5).
"Oh So Epic" has also received airplay on WMJC in Long Island.
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