In 2001 Further Seems Forever released their first album The Moon is Down. It is, and will probably always be, on the list of my favorite albums of all time, sometimes even holding the top spot (don’t we all fluctuate between our favorites?). It’s one of those albums that once one song plays I can’t stop there and I’ve just gotta go through the entire tracklisting.
The whole album is rich with intense, bordering on aggressive, instrumentation and a complexity characterized by its layered guitar and drum work. It was the only album recorded with Chris Carrabba, later of Dashboard Confessional fame, and Carraba’s vocals are as earnest in its anguish as ever.
The titular song is atypical in structure, but still breathes naturally, and the lyrical ambiguity causes the song to linger longer than the 3:13 song length.
Last year Further Seems Forever announced they were reuniting with Carraba, and have since then done a number of shows on the East Coast, as well as one in Belgium- still crossing my fingers for a West Coast show!