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Initials is Fred Mascherino (The Color Fred/Taking Back Sunday), Andy Jackson (Hot Rod Circuit/Death In The Park), Steven Lucarelli (Once Nothing), and Anthony Martone (ex-VersaEmerge).

“With two singer/songwriters in the band, the sky’s the limit with creativity” says Andy of the new band, who together with Fred will be sharing singing duties on this project that they describe as American Rock Revival Music. Adds bassist Steve Lucarelli, “The four of us happened to be looking to join a band at the same time so we’re starting out on the same page. It’s been great seeing happens when we get in a room together. Our goal is to play great songs and hit the road immediately.”

The first batch of songs by Initials (which will be unveiled at their very first show on Wednesday evening) share a thematic thread very close to Fred. Motivated by a series of fires that terrorized his hometown of Coatesville, PA earlier this year (a number of arsonists were finally arrested in the spring but not before setting almost 50 fires), the songs he has written tell a tale of physical and emotional tolls on a couple trying to stay awake at night to protect their home while having to get through regular life during the day. He and Andy will spend the next few months fleshing out the rest of the album which is lated for a 2010 release.

Initials plays their first show at The Note in West Chester, PA tonight.

Oct 28 The Note – West Chester, PA
Oct 29 Cameo (21+) – Brooklyn, NY
Nov 12 Knitting Factory w/ Hawthorne Heights, Just Surrender – Brooklyn, NY
Nov 13 7@7 w/ The Scenic – Cherry Hill, NJ

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Brand New announce full lineup for massive November 28th hometown show at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY. Joining Brand New on the main stage will be close friends and familiar faces Glassjaw, Thrice, Manchester Orchestra, and Kevin Devine. There will also be an acoustic stage with special guests including Andy Jackson (Hot Rod Circuit/Death in the Park), Vinnie Caruana (I Am the Avalanche), Robbers, and Brian Bonz. To commemorate this very special event, a limited edition silk-screened poster will be available for purchase with a minimum donation of two canned food items to Island Harvest, Long Island’s largest hunger relief organization (for more information on Island Harvest visit www.islandharvest.org).

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