The Mayans may have predicted the world to end in 2012, but they never could have foreseen a reunion of one of the quintessential albums of my formidable years…Further Seems Forever. Back in 2001 FSF came onto the scene with an amazing album titled The Moon is Down. It brought together guitarists Josh Colbert and Nick Dominguez, bassist Chad Neptune, drummer Steve Kleisath, and vocalist Chris Carrabba. The sound put forth by FSF was so unique and heartfelt. With bursts of energy followed by intricate melodies and harmonies. The Moon is Down is essential listening for anyone who reads this blog. Even though the band went onto put out a few more albums, each good in their own right, nothing matched their stunning debut effort.
I never thought I would get to hear new music from the original lineup again.
The Twitter account for FSF (@fsfofficial) awoke this past week with news of a new album on Rise Records. Those that listened to FSF from the beginning were beyond excited at this news. Then, yesterday, we get this little gem…watch:
It’s a brief four minute video, but gives us a glimpse of the guys in action as well as a sneak peek at a few new songs. The tracks previewed sound amazing. Almost a natural progression from The Moon is Down. We hear a few seconds of “So Cold”, “Engines”, “Rusted Machines”, and my personal favorite out of the bunch, “Rescue Trained”.
We at Former Misfits are beyond stoked about this. So get ready to get out and buy Penny Black when it comes out on 10/23/12.