Hi-STANDARD return from 16 year hiatus with surprise single “ANOTHER STARTING LINE”

After over a decade and a half away from the music industry, seminal punk-rock band Hi-STANDARD have returned to the scene with a splash.  With no prior announcement, the group made a brand new single titled “ANOTHER STARTING LINE” available for sale this week at both music stores and online retailers – a release which has already reached #2 on Oricon’s daily single chart.

That isn’t all though, as the band will also be releasing another new single titled “Vintage & New, Gift Shits” on December 7th.  This EP will feature four covers of artists such as The Beach Boys and John Lennon done in Hi-STANDARD’s classic hardcore punk style.

Read on below for a look at the track listings for both singles, as well as the short version of the music video for the band’s comeback track “Another Starting Line”.




  1. Touch You
  2. Another Starting Line
  3. Nothing To Lose
  4. Rain Forever

-’Vintage & New, Gift Shits’ Track List-

  1. I Get Around (The Beach Boys)
  2. You Can’t Hurry Love (The Supremes)
  3. Money Changes Everything (Cyndi Lauper)
  4. Happy Xmas (War Is Over) (John Lennon)

(via natalie & natalie)