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There For Tomorrow
There For Tomorrow
Hopeless Records
www.therefortomorrow.com


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 box.

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.

-Rachel Fredrickson

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