Set Your Goals
Set Your Goals Bringing to mind an amalgamation of bands like Lifetime, CIV, New Found Glory, the Movielife, and early Saves the Day, the Bay Area's Set Your Goals straddle the line between pop-punk and hardcore. They burst onto the scene with a 2005 self-titled EP on Straight on Records. Comprised of vocalists Jordan Brown and Matt Wilson, guitarist Dave Yoha, bassist Joe Saucedo, and drummer Michael Ambrose, the guys later rechristened their eponymous EP Reset for an April 2006 reissue on Eulogy that included a bonus track and enhanced video footage. They followed up three months later with their infectious debut full-length, Mutiny!, which blended rousing melodic hardcore with insightful, positive lyrics and ample pirate references. Becoming an official six-piece with the addition of guitarist Audelio Flores, Jr., Set Your Goals hit the road in support, playing several dates with Gorilla Biscuits and Comeback Kid before spending fall alongside Less Than Jake, the Loved Ones, and Catch 22. In 2008, Set Your Goals left Eulogy, signing on with Epitaph the following year for the released of their second album, This Will Be the Death of Us. The band continued to tour, hitting the road with bands like Four Year Strong, The Swellers and You Me at Six before releasing their third album, Burning at Both Ends, in 2011.