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Further Seems Forever

Although Further Seems Forever never managed to retain a lead singer for longer than one album, the Florida-based band wielded considerable influence in the emo arena, becoming one of the genre's most acclaimed bands despite maintaining a relatively low profile. Formed in Pompano Beach, the band first took its lineup from three local groups: Strongarm, Shai Hulud, and the Vacant Andys. Vocalist Chris Carrabba fronted the outfit, while bassist Chad Neptune, drummer Steve Kleisath, and guitarists Josh Colbert and Nick Dominguez provided the rhythmic backbone. "Vengeance Factor," a song recorded for a Deep Elm compilation entitled Emo Diaries, helped attract an early fanbase, and a split EP with Recess Theory (From the 27th State) followed in July 1999. Embracing a mix of pop-influenced melodies, religious lyrics, and emocore tinges, Further Seems Forever released its full-length debut with 2001's Moon Is Down, released by the Christian-affiliated Tooth & Nail label. The group soon changed singers when Carrabba decided to pursue a solo career as Dashboard Confessional, a emo project that -- unlike Further Seems Forever -- would go on to enjoy both critical acclaim and mainstream success. Further Seems Forever recruited former Affinity frontman Jason Gleason, and the revised band forged ahead with their new singer. Whereas Carrabba's vocals had sounded vulnerable and pained, Gleason's own voice emphasized intensity and wide range. He was first introduced to fans when the new lineup appeared on two compilations, Rock Music: A Tribute to Weezer and Punk Goes Pop. Meanwhile, additional lineup changes took place as Derick Cordoba replaced Dominguez in time for February 2003's How to Start a Fire. A powerful effort, the sophomore album proved that Further Seems Forever was more than the pre-Dashboard vehicle for Chris Carrabba, who had already made a name for himself as a solo artist. As luck would have it, though, Gleason exited the group just as work on a third album was beginning. Undeterred, the rest of Further Seems Forever reached out to vocalist Jon Bunch, whose previous band, Sense Field, had recently dissolved. Bunch agreed to become the band's third frontman, and Hide Nothing introduced the new lineup in August 2004. The group supported its release by touring alongside Sparta, Copeland, and the Starting Line, but by the following year, the musicians had shifted their priorities. Further Seems Forever went on a brief hiatus that November, with Neptune announcing his desire to focus on family matters instead. A formal breakup arrived in early 2006, punctuated by a farewell tour and the March release of Hope This Finds You Well, a career retrospective that included fan favorites, rarities, and B-sides. 567 Records then issued the CD/DVD The Final Curtain in early April 2007, which included unreleased material and footage of Further Seems Forever's last show on June 17, 2006. ~ Andrew Leahey & Corey Apar
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Further Seems Forever

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Further Seems Forever

  1.   Song
  2.   Bye Bye Bye
  3.   Call on the Life
  4.   New Year's Project
  5.   On the Outside
  6.   King's Canyon
  7.   Pagan Poetry
  8.   Like Someone You Know
  9.   On Legendary
  10.   Make It a Part
  11.   Janie
  12.   Pictures of Shorelines
  13.   Stem the Loss
  14.   Rusted Machines
  15.   Engines
  16.   Penny Black
  17.   A System of Symmetry
  18.   Staring Down the Sun
  19.   For All We Know
  20.   Bleed
  21.   All Rise
  22.   Already Gone
  23.   Hide Nothing
  24.   Light Up Ahead
  25.   Someone You Know
  26.   Aurora Borealis (In Long Form)
  27.   Pride War
  28.   I Am
  29.   Against My Better Judgment
  30.   The Sound
  31.   How to Start a Fire
  32.   Say It Ain't So
  33.   Wearing Thin
  34.   Just Until Sundown
  35.   Madison Prep
  36.   Vengeance Factor
  37.   Moon Is Down
  38.   The Bradley
  39.   Snowbirds and Townies
  40.   Way Down
  41.   Lead the Way
  42.   Justice Prevails
  43.   So Cold
  44.   Rescue Trained
  45.   Insincerity as an Artform
  46.   A Blank Page Empire
  47.   The Deep
  48.   There, Now I've Said It
  49.   Monachetti
  50.   A New Desert Life
  51.   Pride War
  52.   [Bonus Material]
  53.   Pictures of a Shoreline
  54.   New Years
  55.   Further Seems Forever Live Interview with Special Guest Bill Power [DVD
  56.   Final Show
  57.   Call on My Life
  58.   Justice Until Sundown
  59.   Medley

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