Set Your Goals
Set Your Goals
Background Information
Origin Orinda, California
Genre Pop Punk
Melodic Hardcore
Years active 2004-present
Label(s) Epitaph
Associated Acts Lifetime
New Found Glory
The Movielife
Saves the Day
Matt Wilson
Jordan Brown
Joe Saucedo
Michael Ambrose
Audelio Flores
Daniel Coddaire
Former Members
Michael Quirk
Manuel Peralez
Ambrose Nzams
Israel Branson
Dave Yoha

Set Your Goals is an American rock band from the San Francisco Bay Area, formed in 2004. Their musical style typically imploys a combination of pop punk and melodic hardcore.[1] Their band name is derived from the CIV album of the same name.[2]

The band consists of vocalists Matt Wilson and Jordan Brown, guitarists Audelio Flores Jr and Daniel Coddaire, bassist Joe Saucedo and drummer Michael Ambrose.[3][4]

History Edit

Formation and first releases (2004-2007)Edit

Forming in 2004, Set Your Goals released their first self-titled EP through Straight on Records in May 2004. The band embarked on some of their early tours with The Warriors, as the word circulated about the EP they were approached by a number of labels. After "touring off of that alone for almost 2 years", they signed with Eulogy Recordings and re-released the EP under the name Reset in April 2006.[2] Their second release on Eulogy was their debut studio album, entitled Mutiny!, which was released in July 2006.

In the Spring of 2007, they were support on Anti-Flag's headlining tour alongside Alexisonfire and Big D and the Kids Table. Set Your Goals released an acoustic version of their track "Echoes" for the Punk Goes Acoustic 2 compilation on Fearless Records in 2007. They also covered Lil Jon's "Put Yo Hood Up" for the Fearless Records compilation Punk Goes Crunk, released in April 2008.

In the Spring of 2008 they played on the Bamboozle Roadshow with Saves the Day, Armor for Sleep, Valencia and Metro Station. Set Your Goals released a song entitled "The Fallen" through the social networking sites Trig and MySpace, and the flash and audio website Newgrounds. They played the entire 2008 Vans Warped Tour on the Smartpunk Stage.

Record label issues and This Will Be the Death of UsEdit

Set Your Goals reached a buy-out agreement with Eulogy Recordings in August 2008 at an estimated $125,000.[5] It has also been reported that the band got their manager to buy out their contract for $150,000. Vocalist Matt Wilson later hinted that their next release may be self-released, saying, "The truth is we have many options for our next record and self-releasing is one of the best and a very likely option."[6] In March 2009, it was announced that Epitaph Records had signed the band.[7]

They supported New Found Glory on the UK Easy Core tour later in the year. They were the main support to New Found Glory on the Not Without a Fight tour in early 2009.

On May 1 2009, the band performed as Set Your Grohls, performing covers of Nirvana and Foo Fighters songs.[8] Their second record, This Will Be the Death of Us, was released through Epitaph Records on 21 July 2009 and was produced by Mike Green (Paramore, The Matches).[9]

In support of the upcoming album, they toured Australia with All Time Low and Stealing O'Neal, and are set to tour the United States throughout July and August with Four Year Strong, Polar Bear Club, The Swellers and Fireworks. The band has been playing new songs from This Will Be the Death of Us live.[10]

On the 28th of July Set Your Goals announced that their album This Will Be the Death of Us had made the Wikipedia:Billboard (magazine) top 200 by placing at #65. This was in continuation to their previous success on their sophomore full length album, where the song The Few That Remain Featuring Hayley Williams was requested at KROQ and was input into KROQ's infamous Furious Five. The song Gaia Bleeds is featured on Madden NFL 10.

The band will be playing on the entire Warped Tour 2010 on the Altec Lansing stage.

Band membersEdit

Current members
  • Jordan Brown - vocals (2004-present)
  • Matt Wilson - vocals (2004-present)
  • Michael Ambrose - drums (2004-present)
  • Joe Saucedo - bass (2005-present)
  • Audelio Flores, Jr - guitar, programming, keyboards (2006-present)
  • Daniel Coddaire - guitar (2004-2005, 2008-present)
Former members
  • Israel Branson (2004) - bass and guitar
  • Mike Quirk (2004-2005) - bass
  • Manuel Peralez (2004-2006) - guitar
  • Richard Abrahamsen (2005) - guitar
  • Jason Bryceman (2005) - bass
  • Dave Yoha (2005-2007) - guitar
  • Ambrose Nzams (2006) - guitar

Discography Edit

Studio AlbumsEdit

Year Album Details Peak chart positions
US US Indie
US Heat.
2006 Mutiny!
  • Released: 11 July 2006
  • Label: Eulogy
- 46 47
2009 This Will Be the Death of Us
  • Released: 21 July 2009
  • Label: Epitaph
65 10

Extended PlaysEdit

Year Album details
2004 Set Your Goals (Demo)
  • Label: Straight on Records
2006 Reset
  • Released: 11 April 2006
  • Label: Eulogy
2006 Steal Your Goals
  • Split with The Steal
  • Label: Gravity DIP Records


Year Title Album
2004/05 "Goonies Never Say Die!" Set Your Goals (demo) or Reset (EP)
2006 "Mutiny!" Mutiny!
2007 "Echoes" Mutiny!
2009 "This Will Be the Death of Us" This Will Be the Death of Us


  1. {{{Set Your Goals > Biography}}}
  2. 2.0 2.1 Set Your Goals
  3. Set Your Goals
  4. inTuneMusic Online: Set Your Goals / Fireworks / The Swellers @ Asbury Park 7/23
  5. Set Your Goals Moving On Up?
  6. Set Your Goals Spend 150K to Buy Out Their Contract
  7. Set Your Goals Signs To Epitaph
  8. inTuneMusic Online: Hoodwink @ East Rutherford 5/1
  9. Set Your Goals' New Album in July
  10. inTuneMusic Online: Bamboozle Day 1 @ East Rutherford 5/2
  11. 11.0 11.1 Artist Albums Chart History - Set Your Goals

External links Edit

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