Person L is the brainchild of the incomparable, Kenneth Vasoli. Vasoli, 23, has spent the better part of the past decade building quite a name for himself as the singer and songwriter of the Starting Line. With a career that most would view as a stunning success – selling over 700k records worldwide, sold out tours spanning 4 continents, major label backing – Vasoli was simply not fulfilled in the melodic punk world that the band helped establish. He became enthralled by different musical genres, building an eclectic horizon that slowly brought him to the realization that it was time for him to leave all he had known and make a change.
Drawing inspiration from artists such as Drive like Jehu, Animal Collective, James Brown, and Radiohead, Person L was formed in the winter of 2006. He recruited a band with the utmost premier players from the area, including members of The Minor Times, Inkling, The Prize Fight and The Suicide Pact. Vasoli had finally found his vessel for musical escape…and a newfound passion for writing songs that pushed the envelope. Initial, the band’s debut, is the record that not only pushes that envelope – it licks and seals it. It charters new territory for both Vasoli and listeners alike, and is the evolution of a songwriter who continues to raise the bar with each song he writes.
Initial will be released on August 5th, 2008 through Vasoli’s own imprint, Human Interest. With previous label experiences leaving something to be desired, Vasoli decided to take the DIY mentality and do something with a much larger purpose. Being able to call the shots gave Person L the chance to do what the band wanted musically, and be able to do so on their own terms. The label’s name has a special meaning, as the band wanted to give back as a thank you for their good fortunes. A portion of each record sold will be donated to human-interest charities.