Evolving from three piece garage to four piece pop punk to five piece synth-infused power pop, its six "original" members now bring an amalgam of organic Alternative Rock and Indie Pop, with vocal harmonies appealing even to the upper end of "all ages".
After seven years DIY, several hundred shows, and over fifty songs, Select Start starts the second half of their musical career, joining Go Radio on Unrivaled Management's roster.
On May 20th, 2011, The New Atlantic released, which showcases three gifted singers with vocal harmonies, clever lyrics and catchy melodies, which are begging for you to sing along.
"A band that has the best harmonies since Brian Wilson lost his mind in a sandbox." - Randy Wynne, Music Director WMNF, WMNF Live Music Showcase (Jun 03, 2011)
"The New Atlantic has an old school vibe but yet it sounds so modern. The music sounds like it belongs to late 50s rock with a nice blend of pop and rock, just enough to make it good. The vocals are the ones that make it modern, the blend of both voices mixing harmonies together; Daniel Lancaster and Joe Guerra sound like a punk kid singing with Marcus Mumford from Mumford and Sons." - Tip Sound
"The acoustic “Only You” provides an entirely different view of Select Start on this old-fashioned sounding pop gem, utilizing violins and sky-high vocals to add to the depth of this supreme number. The record clearly balances straightforward pop tunes (the upbeat “The (Pretty) Good Life”) with stripped down, raw acoustic tracks (the closing “So Far”). Each are memorable in their own way, but particularly it is the final performance on “So Far” that truly conveys the uniqueness of Select Start, with each of the six members chiming in throughout this bare performance, proving there aren’t too many other pop bands like this." - Ryan Gardner Absolute Punk
"Are you ready to be introduced to alternative music’s take on reggae? Well, Tampa, Florida’s Select Start is the band to get you adjusted to this unfamiliar musical pair. The forcefulness of alternative tunes and the laidback vibe of reggae music may not appear to be a good fit for each other, but much like the world of nature, music needs to be balanced as well. Select Start’s EP “The New Atlantic”, which is now available on iTunes, provides harmonic tunes that can pacify any tension in the musical world." - Shockya
"If you’re searching for a band that stretches every boundary of their genre, then Select Start is that and more. There’s something for everyone on The New Atlantic EP" - Scene[essence]
"The one thing that makes this band stand out from a lot of others is the vocal abilities of its members." - Pupfresh
"Those who enjoy bands like You, Me And Everyone We Know are going to find something to like in Select Start’s latest release" My Car and My Guitar
"The new sound on this EP does not disappoint, as the heart still remains despite the stylistic change. The New Atlantic is a strong contender for my favorite EP so far this year." - Mind Equals Blown
"“So Far” is an a Capella recorded by all members in one take. It shows the talent that each member possesses and proves that Select Start definitely has real, raw skill unlike most artists." - Silky
"With pure talent, great senses of humor, the ability to make even the newest of fans feel like old friends and a down-right kick a$$ live show, it’s only a matter of time before these Tampa boys make it big and then I can say, “I knew them back when…” - examiner.com tampa bay music
"Credit countless hours spent tirelessly working MySpace, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. That’s the true key to the band’s enviable position as one of Tampa Bay’s most popular acts." Tampa Bay Times
"Select Start has played here numerous times and they are one of my favorite bands. Not only is their music catchy, stage performance tight, energetic and on point, they are fun to have because they make every show feel like a house party." - Kevin Burns, The Talent Farm Owner
"Their vivacious, electronic pop sound and their determination to stay connected with each individual fan is what keeps us enthralled." - Music Fashion Magazine