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The First Step - "What We Know" (RVL018)

The urgency and intensity of YOUTH OF TODAY, the positive delivery of INSTED, and a strongly rooted foundation in old D.C. and Orange County hardcore - THE FIRST STEP's first official full length release, "WHAT WE KNOW", picks up where they left off on the "Open Hearts and Clear Minds" EP, meanwhile adding some new flavor to their sound along the way. Produced by Walter Schreifels (Gorilla Biscuits, Youth Of Today, Quicksand, Rival Schools), the album explodes with speed and a blistering vocal delivery, delivering much of what we've come to expect from TFS: honest, thought-provoking hardcore. Though this time around, there's something new in the mix. Whether it's a Dischord-esque guitar riff reminiscent of MINOR THREAT, a bouncing rhythm ala BAD BRAINS, or a driving beat and harmonizing vocals like those of UNIFORM CHOICE, this album has undeniably fused the old TFS with a new power, creating something very, very special. To put it simply, this album grabs you, it speaks to you, it demands your attention. Many may say it, but few actually deliver - this record is destined to take its place among the most classic of hardcore records. The music, the message: it has returned.

**CD and LP version are available from Rivalry Records worldwide, except for the noted exceptions below. LP version is available in Europe from Not Just Words Records as an exclusive license from Rivalry Records in the European territory only. CD version is licensed to Waking The Dead Records for the South American territory only.

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What We Know Poster
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01. Time To Understand
02. Get Wise
03. Peace
04. No Way To Live
05. Learning
06. What We Know
07. Pursuit Of Happiness
08. As It Is
09. Face The Pain
10. Take Control
11. No Good Reason
12. A New Reality

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