Initials is a new all-star group featuring Fred Mascherino (Taking Back Sunday, The Color Fred, Breaking Pangaea) Andy Jackson (Hot Rod Circuit, Death In the Park) and Steve Lucarelli (ex Once Nothing). Most recently added to the lineup is drummer Josh Eppard (ex Coheed & Cambria).
Demo, "The Hills of Birmingham" is a promising track with familiar vocals from Mascherino, soaring guitar features and solid percussion accompaniment. "I don't want to be the one to let you down/I heard six words you said/We'll sleep when we are dead," Mascherino sings throughout the chorus.
While the song is undeniably catchy, it doesn't embody a distinctive sound to differentiate them from other up-and-coming acts today. Regardless, Initials are sure to satisfy former fans of Mascherino, Jackson, Lucarelli and Eppard.
For more on Initials, be sure to visit their MySpace and read a recent Alternative Press interview here.