McGowan spoke to Riot Fest about the idea.
The more we tell people we're doing it the more we actually have to. [It is] going to sound like the last Reagan Youth album where it's all different styles. There was never one consistent sound. Some songs are slow, some songs are fast, some songs are in the middle, some songs are just grooves.
The original band was together for nearly a decade, but released only one album, Youth Anthems for the New Order, which was later collected along with other material for A Collection Of Pop Classics.