For a band that is so new to the scene that they've yet to develop
a website or have enough info to fill a wikipedia page, There For
Tomorrow has already begun. The buzz about this band has been
growing ever since their EP release in August. I was actually on the
verge of buying this album, when it miraculously arrived in my mail
If I had to compare them to another band, it would without a doubt
be one of my all time favorite bands, Anberlin. Like Anberlin,
TFT has a sound that is so powerful you can't listen to it any other
way than full blast. The tone stays pretty consistent throughout the
entire album; a consistent surge of energy that's undeniable.
If you break down the EP you get something like this: "Deadlines"
mixes higher octaves with an underlay of dark themes that's reminiscent
of a horror film score. "Pages" follows more into the pure
rock realm. Its guitar is almost piercingly high at times, but opposite
the chorus, everything mellows out and allows you to really hear the
message behind the lyrics. "Waiting" is my favorite on the
album. With the guitar solo at the beginning, it sucks you in immediately.
As you move along into the chorus, this song actually turns more into
a slightly poppy song. No matter the genre, that talented guitar is
prominent through the entire song, in a variety of insane riffs. There
are a few dramatic transitions that really make this song a keeper.
"Remember When (Used To Be Used To It)" has the lightest
theme of the entire album. This is also the one song that I feel compares
itself closer to the Plain White T's as opposed to the alternative
rockers from Anberlin. Don't fear that the powerful feelings are gone
with this one, trust me they are still around, however with the absence
of the darker synthesizer elements and bass guitar, this song could
be the one to make you happy. "No More Room To Breathe"
has a beginning that I don't necessarily agree with. But if you give
it about a minute, the song really shows its true colors. This is
a time when the band really takes the chance to present a message.
A message in the disguise of complex drums sequences, guitar parts
that make you thankful for Hendrix or Tyler influences
and a hint of computer assistance. "Addiction And Her Name"
starts off with a very simple beat, a sort of teaser of what's to
come. Once the song explodes, you have this inescapable urge to tap
your feet to the rhythm of the peppy drums. Again there's a higher
pitch to the song, which really only ups the ante on the energy quotient
needed. "Taking Chance" finishes off the 7 song debut EP
for the band. It's their last attempt to pull in a few more fans.
For the final song, the tone goes back to that alternative, gut wrenching,
style indicative of the former Tooth & Nail artist I mentioned
before. The lyrics really aren't too complex: "Please don't take
your chances with second glances/I know you much better than that"
- is pretty much the bulk of what is said in the 4:27 length. You
remember that and you'll be set to really jam out.
This is quite an impressive album, for a first EP and introduction
to the music scene. I am very excited to see what else this band
can come up with and even more excited to catch them on tour with
none other than Anberlin.
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