The year 2012 was a pivotal time for Good Luck Varsity. The wave of support that we received following the release of our EP “Thrones” led to a decision to hit the road full time, and we left home to carve out a name for ourselves in the pavement of the American interstates. The months that followed featured inspiring highs in cities like Williamsport, Grayslake, and Pittsburgh, as well as crushing lows, broken down in southern parking lots or playing our hearts out to empty rooms. But we found out exactly what we were made of, and by the time of the release of our limited-edition EP “Mountains” in December, we were ready to state emphatically that we had “come too far too lose.”
We’ve spent the last several months at home in Michigan writing songs for a our debut full-length album, and we’ll spend the next several weeks in the studio making that album a reality. But with one chapter of the GLV story coming to a close and another on the horizon, we wanted to create a way to summarize everything we’ve learned so far, and to bring newer fans up to speed on what Good Luck Varsity is all about. With that in mind, we’re proud to announce our newest project: “Foundations: 2007-2013”.
This 12-track album, which will be released on June 20, will feature our “Thrones” and “Mountains” EPs in their entirety, as well as re-recorded versions of our songs “Plan B (originally from our 2007 EP “Head High Heavy Hearted” - and featuring Travis Bobier of Search The City) and “Shipwrecked Safe & Sound” (originally from our 2009 EP “The Road The Rail The Wreckage”). The album will also feature one brand new track that has become a staple in our recent live sets entitled “Hounds.”
We want to thank Absolutepunk.net for agreeing to help us unveil the new versions of “Shipwrecked Safe & Sound” and “Plan B” (click here to listen: http://absolutepunk.net/showthread.php?t=3229701), and we hope these songs will find a place in the hearts of both new and old GLV fans alike. And we especially want to thank those of you who have walked side by side with us as we’ve made this dream of ours into a reality; you’ve shared your stories with us, given us meals, provided floors to sleep on, tattooed our lyrics on your bodies, and passed along encouragement when the going got tough. We love you all, and we can’t wait to see what 2013 and beyond holds for the Good Luck Varsity family.
Evan, Cody, Wasim, and Ryan