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Further Seems Forever (often abbreviated FSF) is a rock band based in Pompano Beach, Florida, United States that formed after the breakup of the well established hardcore outfit, Strongarm, in 1998. FSF has often been labeled a “Christian band” due to their long association with Tooth & Nail Records and performances at festivals such as Cornerstone, yet members maintain that their lyrics are open to free interpretation.

The band went through three different lead singers, Chris Carrabba (Dashboard Confessional), Jason Gleason(Affinity, and later ActionReaction) and finally Jon Bunch (Sense Field). The final line-up:

Jonathan Bunch - Vocals (Sense Field)
Josh Colbert - Guitar
Chad Neptune - Bass Guitar (Strongarm)
Steve Kleisath - Drums (Strongarm, Shai Hulud, En Masse)
Derick Cordoba - Guitar.

FSF’s releases in order are:
From the 27th State Split EP (1999)
The Moon Is Down (2001)
Further Seems Forever / Twothirtyeight Split 7” (2002)
How to Start a Fire (2003)
Hide Nothing (2004)
Hope This Finds You Well (2006, retrospective)
Final Curtain (2007, 567 records)

The band also appeared on numerous compilation discs such as Emo Diaries Volume 4, Punk Goes Pop, A Santa Cause: Its a Punk Rock Christmas, and Rock Music: A Tribute to Weezer.

In late 2005, FSF went on a long hiatus. And in January 2006, the band posted a message on their website announcing that their shows in early 2006 through the United States and Canada would be their last as a band. During its existence, FSF gave more than a thousand performances. The individual band members proceeded to new jobs. There would be no new album project, but a compilation entitled Hope This Finds You Well was released by Tooth & Nail Records in April 2006.


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  • Rightofheresy

    Hide nothing is without a doubt their best work. The dude from sense field did such a great job as a vocalist.

    23 Apr 10:46pm Reply
  • sleepwalkr50187

    I still think How To Start A Fire is my favorite album by them.

    23 Apr 6:35pm Reply
  • paintchipsaway

    The Moon is Down and How to Start a Fire are the most enjoyable FSF albums

    30 Mar 2014 Reply
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  • Bitard671

    крута как нарута

    2 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Siberiandreamer

    Was under the impression the vocals were produced like it for effect and not as simple auto-tune. Could be wrong... weird if it is.

    27 Jan 2014 Reply
  • BrandNewThrice2

    engines is so damn good [2]

    8 Aug 2013 Reply
  • charlievegan

    Jon Bunch was the best FSF vocalist. Hide Nothing is way better than the new album.

    2 Jul 2013 Reply
  • WalkingDeadVel

    :D I am

    17 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Seb61

    RE Penny Black: I would love to be able to listen to this record because musically, it's great. But I can't get past the ridiculous vocal effects. The whole point of Chris' voice is that it doesn't need autotune. Can you imagine early dashboard with Autotune?! The point was that everyone could sing along and it didn't even matter if you were in tune or not. It sounds absolutely shocking on this record. Really, really disappointed and I can see I'm certainly not the only one. Please release a version without autotune. Please.

    23 Jan 2013 Reply
  • AnthemPartThree

    The first new album involving Chris that I've enjoyed in quite a while. This is where he belongs. Dashboard has run its course.

    11 Dec 2012 Reply
  • realsuperichie

    This album took a minute to grow on me, but now I love just about every song. I agree with everyone about the production, but I have decided to look past that and see that these are really great songs and more than worth waiting for. For me, nothing beats these 5 guys playing music together (no offense to Derick Cordoba, Jason Gleason and Jon Bunch). This band will always mean more to me than any other band.

    11 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Fadartik

    so cold is so fucking awesome!

    18 Nov 2012 Reply
  • charliekilo22

    glad it's not just me who isn't a fan of the production on this album. vocals get so drowned in the mix it almost sounds like they accidentally released demo versions.

    3 Nov 2012 Reply
  • nateyomat3y

    the guitar style has changed (much less in the way of mid-90s emo)... but the hooks are rich. not sure what's up with the auto-tune... Chris doesn't need it. lazy production at times, but a satisfying return by FSF :D

    31 Oct 2012 Reply
  • mercuryadams

    alexbigman: Definitely! Damn shame they pussed out, it is the best song on "Penny Black".. but hey! You got to see FSF!! :-) I dream of they day I get to see Further Seems Forever original band, first time I saw FSF it was with Jon and the drummer had to go back to US so it was acoustic. -.- Some random dude stepped up and played drums on "The Sound" though.. Pretty cool.

    30 Oct 2012 Reply
  • alexbigman

    rusted machines is the best song on penny black...i heckled them to play it at the san francisco show but they pussed out

    29 Oct 2012 Reply
  • mercuryadams

    I'm extremely hardcore fan of FSF and ordered the mega bundle of course. They're one of the three most important bands in my life, ever. I don't like the production either, it's too much entwined. Anyhow, my favourite is Rusted Machines! Amazingly wonderful song. When the chorus came... It appeared, on my face.. A HUGE SMILE. "Rest yourself at ease, my little giiiiiiiiiiiiiiirl! These troubles will bind us at our souls, like rusted machines." THERE THEY WERE. FURTHER SEEMS FOREVER WTH CHRIS CARRABBA. And now it's definitely one of my favourite songs of Further Seems Forever, but with the exception of "So Cold", "Rusted Machine" and the amazing "Janie" I had to grow myself into the album, but I needed to do the same with the others as well. But once I've grown into their albums I automatically fall in love again and again. They have that impact on me.

    29 Oct 2012 Reply
  • 05061985

    "Janie" is great. Probably my favorite track.

    27 Oct 2012 Reply
  • kluk_jako_buk

    Penny Black is fantastic, I didn't listen to them before, but this album got me interested! I'm a fan of Dashboard and as a "heavier version", FSF work very well. :)

    25 Oct 2012 Reply
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