Further Seems Forever was an American rock band formed in 1998 in Pompano Beach, Florida and disbanded in 2006. Over the course of their career the band experienced several lineup changes, resulting in a different lead vocalist performing on each of their three studio albums. Original singer Chris Carrabba recorded with the band for their first album The Moon is Down in 2001 before leaving to start Dashboard Confessional. He was replaced by Jason Gleason, formerly of Affinity, who performed on the 2003 album How to Start a Fire. Gleason left the band in 2004 due to interpersonal tensions and was replaced by former Sense Field vocalist Jon Bunch for the band's final studio album Hide Nothing. None of the three vocalists can be said to have recorded more than one full album with the band, as posthumous compilation albums included contributions from multiple singers.
The band's music is often classfied as indie rock and is frequently associated with the emo genre. They have also been classified as a Christian rock act due to the individual band members' religious beliefs, frequent themes of Christianity in their lyrics, their association with the predominantly Christian Tooth & Nail Records label, and their performances at Christian-themed festivals such as Cornerstone. Despite these associations, the group often claimed not to be an explicitly Christian band, but rather a rock band with Christian members.
"I knew the only chance I had to make it in the music scene was go out there and do all the legwork to push yourself and make yourself known...I was willing to do that and they weren't. They were playing music around their jobs, not as their jobs. It was like, if we're gonna be a band, let's be a band. This isn't going to happen by itself."
Despite this decision, Carrabba joined the band the following month to record their debut album The Moon is Down, released in 2001 by Tooth & Nail. Relations between him and the other band members remained amicable, and Further Seems Forever would later open for Dashboard Confessional on several occasions. In 2005 the band played a reunion show with Carrabba, performing The Moon is Down in its entirety.
In 2005 the band played a reunion show with Carrabba at which they performed The Moon is Down in its entirety. That November they announced a hiatus, which was followed by an announcement in January 2006 that their upcoming tour of the United States and Canada with Bunch would be their final performances, as the members' families and other commitments had eclipsed their interests in the band. As Neptune stated:
"As I sit here reflecting back on my time with FSF, saying to myself 'what happens when your dreams have come true already?' Well my answer is 'it probably wasn't my dream all along.' Sure maybe it was part of my calling but the truth is that making a family has been the goal ever since I can remember. My family is what I live for now and I am very glad to do so.
Tooth & Nail released a "best of" retrospective album that April entitled Hope This Finds You Well, and the band's final performance occurred on June 17, 2006 at The Masquerade in Atlanta, Georgia. This performance was recorded and released as a live album and DVD released by 567 Records in April 2007, entitled The Final Curtain.
Following the band's breakup Bunch and Cordoba formed Fields Forever, a duo project performing acoustic renditions of Further Seems Forever and Sense Field songs which toured across Europe. Other members went on to other projects, with Kleisath joined a group called En Masse in early 2006, and Cordoba joining Kicked Out Heel Drag in early 2007.
| (1998 - 2001)|
From the 27th State
The Moon is Down
| (2002 - 2004)|
How to Start a Fire
| (2004 - 2007)|
The Final Curtain
|2001||The Moon is Down||Tooth & Nail||First album. Only album with original vocalist Chris Carrabba. Released on vinyl by Dead Droid Records.|
|2003||How to Start a Fire||Only album with second vocalist Jason Gleason. Released on vinyl by Broken Circles Records|
|2004||Hide Nothing||Final studio album. Only studio album with third vocalist Jon Bunch. Released on vinyl by Pop Up Records.|
|2006||Hope This Finds You Well||Tooth & Nail Records||Posthumous "best of" compilation. Also includes rare and unreleased tracks.|
|2007||The Final Curtain||567||Live album recorded at final performance. Also includes rare and unreleased tracks and concert DVD.|
|1999||From the 27th State||Takehold||First release. Split EP with Recess Theory.|
|2000||Fall 2000 Tour Sampler||Tooth & Nail||2-song single released in support of Fall 2000 tour.|
|2002||Further Seems Forever / Twothirtyeight split 7"||Split with Twothirtyeight. First release with vocalist Jason Gleason.|
|1999||An Ocean of Doubt: The Emo Diaries, Chapter Four||Deep Elm||"Vengeance Factor"||First song released by original lineup, with vocalist Chris Carrabba.|
|2002||Rock Music: A Tribute to Weezer||Dead Droid||"Say it Ain't So"||Originally performed by Weezer. First recording with vocalist Jason Gleason. A previously recorded version with Carrabba on vocals appears on Hope This Finds You Well.|
|2002||Punk Goes Pop||Fearless||"Bye Bye Bye"||Originally performed by *NSYNC. Recorded with vocalist Jason Gleason.|
|2001||"Snowbirds and Townies"||The Moon is Down|
|2003||"The Sound"||How to Start a Fire|
|2004||"Light Up Ahead"||Hide Nothing|