theSTART was an American New Wave/Punk Rock band from Los Angeles, California
Formed in 1998, The Start was credited as one of the first bands of the new wave revival, this punk/synth rock band gained notoriety with their albums "Shakedown!" and "Initiation". Now poised to release their latest album, The Start have refined and nurtured their sound into a dancier version of their former selves. However, the punk and new wave elements are still visible through the pop sensibilities they've incorporated. They've toured with the likes of AFI, Weezer, Incubus, Sparta, and many more.
Ciao, Baby is the third full-length album by theSTART. Ciao, Baby sees the band drawing inspiration from influences such as Nine Inch Nails, Bauhaus and Garbage, while retaining their signature sound and expanding upon it. Metropolis Records promises, "Tracks like “Wartime” and “Master Plan” exhibit the new evolution, while songs such as “Blood On My Hands” and “Runaway” show the signature style that fans have come to know and love." It is scheduled for release on June 5, 2007.