Gleason likens his time with Further Seems Forever as a marriage that came to an end. The business side of things brought upon most of the bad blood in the band, "It stopped being fun, and started being a business, and whatever emotions and conflicts that come along with that statement, it was my time to go. I think Jon Bunch stepped in and did a bang up job."
Last week, I got the chance to chat with Chris Carrabba (of Dashboard Confessional and Further Seems Forever fame) about his new band, Twin Forks. During the interview, Carrabba opened up about his long-held aspiration to pursue folk music, the slow and steady formation of the new band, an upcoming tour with Augustana, his current feelings about his other musical projects, his opinions on the modern mainstream folk resurgence, and his friendship with Butch Walker. Check out the interview here and the review of the new Twin Forks album here.
I'm giving away a pair of tickets to Further Seems Forever's show at the Gramercy Theatre next Friday, February 8th, in New York City. Just post your favorite song off the band's latest album Penny Black and why. I'll pick a winner later tonight.
Further Seems Forever have announced that mewithoutYou will support their reunion dates at the Theatre of Living Arts in Philadelphia on April 28 and the Paradise Rock Club in Boston on April 29. Additionally, they have added that their first performance since the band's original lineup reunited, on Thursday, April 14, is at Propaganda in Lake Worth, Florida.
When I was in high school, Further Seems Forever was one of the bands that shaped my musical spectrum. Three albums, three different lead singers, three different approaches. 2001ís The Moon Is Down featured Chris Carrabba before he was the crooner of Dashboard Confessional, while 2003ís How To Start The Fire put Jason Gleasonís fiery vocals on display. This band meant a lot to me, and now is a great time to discover the different styles of FSF. If you were a big fan, weíd love to hear your recollections of the band in the replies.