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Sacramento, United States (1991 – 1999, 2008 – 2010)

Two results:
1.Far is a band from Sacramento, USA, spawned from the same local scene as the Deftones, their former touring partners.
2.Far is a band from Serbia, widely known as the performers of the soundtrack ‘Sve sto zelim u ovom trenutku’ from the TV series ‘Sivi Dom’ - track on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOeMr6HubJI


1. After a number of local releases including their first demo tape Sweat A River , Live No Lies (1991) and an album Listening Game (1992) they signed to Epic/Immortal Records and released their first major record, Tin Cans With Strings To You.

Their second album, Water & Solutions, was released in 1998 and attracted a cult following. The more melodic sound showcased on this album is increasingly cited as an influence on present-day emo rock bands by the rock press, ie: Thursday, Biffy Clyro, Jimmy Eat World. Certainly it was a departure from their earlier, much more hardcore sound (although it is still far from the emo-pop that it would quickly come to inspire).

Since their 1999 split, the former members of Far have been involved in a number of projects, often quite experimental in nature. Frontman Jonah Matranga especially went on to form the now defunct band New End Original and continue his solo project Onelinedrawing. Matranga “broke up” Onelinedrawing in August of 2004. In 2005 the singer’s new band Gratitude released their debut self-titled record on Atlantic Records. Gratitude however called it a day towards the end of 2005, playing their last US Tour before splitting in December 2005.

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  • sleepwalkr50187

    My favorite song by them isn't even in the top 15, "Savory" off the Soon EP. Criminally underrated.

    14 Apr 11:28pm Reply
  • Gugady

    The most underrated band EVER.

    20 Feb 9:35pm Reply
  • MoogInRow

    Deftones, Crosses and Far are all sick as hell groups

    6 Feb 2:55am Reply
  • DarkMessengerVI

    pretty good band! ... should've used a more noticeable band name. Love Nestle & Mother Mary, also the b-side "I'm Gone", amazing song! too bad almost no one heard it.

    2 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Creuxial

    The guitarist from this band did a side project with Chino Moreno (The lead man from Deftones). The group is called ††† (Crosses) if anyone is curious.

    9 Jul 2014 Reply
  • knight_88

    Underrated band. They were amazing!

    9 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Rightofheresy

    amazing fucking band.

    10 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Wifebeaterrr

    Love this band so fucking much, all i've been listening in the past month. Wish these guys didn't break up again.

    9 Nov 2013 Reply
  • deadwing5

    Water and Solutions took awhile before people started giving it recognition. I can see the same happening for At Night We Live.

    4 Oct 2013 Reply
  • BlackieDammett

    I heard they called it quits abut 2 years ago.

    2 Jul 2013 Reply
  • fissured_

    Is Far still together? I remember seeing them in Hollywood when Thursday played their 'War All The Time' show and I've been itching to see them again since. Would be a shame if they were defunct.

    27 Jun 2013 Reply
  • nononobs

    это бля так охуенно, что слов бля нет [2]

    31 May 2013 Reply
  • xananomaly

    well beach, maybe upon first listen I might understand a comparison like that, I've just never been much a weezer fan. hope you dig though, these dudes have awesome to me since 99

    25 May 2013 Reply
  • DredgeMill

    Thier most popular song is a cover of an R&B song and uses auto-tune.. how sad :'I

    20 May 2013 Reply
  • Slowbrosif

    Buffy The Vampire Slayer

    13 Mar 2013 Reply
  • SillyRabbitStew

    "can anyone upload 'Sweat A River, Live No Lies'? would be awesome" x2

    10 Jan 2013 Reply
  • comochocapic

    15 Oct 2012 Reply
  • MathianSim

    It's slightly silly that Pony is at the top & a crime that Job's Eyes is not even in the top 15

    6 Oct 2012 Reply
  • beachbullette

    So I'm listening to Water & Solutions for the first time ever right now...does it cause a shitstorm to state they sound like a heavier, better version of 90s Weezer?

    21 Sep 2012 Reply
  • OptimusDan

    "disbanded. again." NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :(

    25 Nov 2011 Reply
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