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Although Further Seems Forever never managed to retain a lead singer for more 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 titled Emo Diaries, helped attract an early fan base, 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 their full-length debut with 2001's Moon Is Down, on the Christian-affiliated Tooth & Nail label. The group soon changed singers when Carrabba decided to pursue a solo career as Dashboard Confessional, an 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 the new singer. Whereas Carrabba's vocals had sounded vulnerable and pained, Gleason's own voice emphasized intensity and a 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 were more than a 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. In 2010, Further Seems Forever reunited for several shows featuring original singer Carrabba. Two years later, Carrabba was still at the helm for the band's fourth studio album, Penny Black (Rise Records). Years passed until fans heard news of the band, who announced another reunion for a festival slot in early 2016. However, tragedy struck on February 1, 2016, when news broke that former singer Jon Bunch had suddenly died. ~ Andrew Leahey & Corey Apar
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Further Seems Forever

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Further Seems Forever

Top Songs by
Further Seems Forever

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

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