“Have you ever just packed everything you own, and left somewhere you’ve known for so long and traded it in for the unknown” are the words Firestarter was built on when singer / guitarist Matthew LaPerche moved up to the Albany, NY area on a whim for a fresh start. The Albany quartet came together in the fall of 2012 and hit the ground running. Since their start, Firestarter has released two EP’s, New Beginnings and Forget The Past; a split 7” with Orlando, FL band Old Again; toured the United States extensively in support of all of them; and have no plans of stopping in 2015. With the release of a new EP recorded by Jay Maas (Counterparts, Defeater, State Champs, etc.) on the horizon, be sure to keep this Albany, NY band on your radar this year.