Emerging as the new standard from Massachusetts’ storied music legacy, FAR FROM FINISHED have announced July 27th as the official release date for their highly-anticipated Old Shoe Records’ debut, ironically titled FORGETTABLE. Vocalist Steve Neary explained the title, “…being cocky just never seemed to fit with this band. Forgettable is just that. It’s an attempt to acknowledge and move on. Its a effort to be happy.” Spending the better part of a full calendar year refining the details, FAR FROM FINISHED combined everything from a string quartet to a children’s choir to craft their most ambitious collection of tracks to date. These seasoned songwriters combined unconventional instrumentation, a general disregard for expectation, and a well-rounded ear for a timeless tune, to prove once again, FAR FROM FINISHED is so much more than punk.
With two studio releases under their belt, FFF’s ability to harness a real sense of melody, meshed with an infectious delivery, has established the band as a true to form diamond in the rough. The band talked about how this go ‘round musically would be received. “I think whenever you release anything there’s gonna be that feeling inside you that maybe rejection’s on the horizon, but honestly you can’t think like that. In the past, anything we’ve released has been quite different from whatever came before it, so in a sense we’re ready for whatever. Fear’s not your friend, so we could give a fuck if people don’t approve of the musical direction we took with this record,” Neary emphasized.
Going to work with legendary producer Jim Siegel (Dropkick Murphys, The Unseen) at the famed Outpost Studios, FORGETTABLE is slated for a Summer 2010 release. In addition to being the band’s most diverse collection of songs, FORGETTABLE also remains one of the band’s most personally revealing efforts just the same. Guitarist Oscar Capps detailed the therapy of it all, “Lyrically and musically we tried not to hold anything back this time around. We’ve got stories about drugs, fathers, wives, and mothers…The good, the bad, the ugly. It’s not so much where a song came from, but where it goes and the experience of sharing it with someone else that might relate. Punk rock shows have always been a hell of a lot more fun then seeing a shrink.”
FAR FROM FINISHED will take the stage all summer long during the 2010 Vans Warped Tour in support of their latest studio release. Bassist and all around good guy, Pesky, talked about the kind of thinking the band values during such a critical time, “We just bought a new cargo van and on the dash in sharpie is written “dream big, worry little”. It’s amusing to think of a 45-year old plumber driving around with that written on his dash.” Primed to share what could arguably called the band’s finest hour on record, hesitation is just not an option. FAR FROM FINISHED is resoundingly just that and FORGETTABLE, well…hardly.