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theSTART is an American band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1998. Their current lineup includes Aimee Echo, Jamie Miller, Lance Webber and Chelsea Davis.

Echo and Miller formed the band in the fall of 1998, citing a mutual love of old-school new wave, dance-punk energy and dark pop, with bassist Jeff Jaeger, drummer Scott Ellis (Mellowdrone, She Wants Revenge) and guitarist Mike Smith. The latter left during the recording of their debut album, Shakedown!, which was released… read more

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  • My teen napster love :)
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  • What's going on with this band lately? I'd love to have a new album from them. Doesn't seem like that's going to happen, though.
  • f.cking awesome band!!!
  • I believe Aimee has plans to fully release the old Normandie tracks, in addition to new material! Fingers crossed...!
  • <3
  • woah! forgot about these guys, theyre really good ;)
  • Just listened to theStart on Seattle's The Edge C-89.5. Very cool! Sad to see nothing new here. If anyone is interested in listening to something similar, try Some have described it as new wave industrial with hooks. Hope you like it and hope to hear new music from theStart soon!!!
  • Overdue for a new album!
  • Im sad. I need more live amiee/thestart in my life. Is she still doing that normandie thing?

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