Tour The Ruins was recorded by Grammy winner Dave Feeny (White Stripes, Loretta Lynn) at Tempermill studios and mastered by Grammy winner Alan Douches (Dillinger Escape Plan, Hot Water Music, Converge) at West West Side Music.
Darrell Bazian - Guitar/Vox
Nick Marko - Drums/Percussion
Samantha Easterbrook - Bass/Vox
The local post-grunge fuzz-rock trio might have a name that suggests tranquil inertia, but that betrays not only the expediency of their recent output, but also the momentum inherent to the almost punk-like tempos of their songs. Float Here Forever, adhere to an aerodynamic arrangement, intent on discovering the potential for intricacy, impact, and evocation within a three-minute song that's propulsive by design.
Fourteen powerful rock tunes make up a highly enjoyable album which echoes the later days of Husker Du and Bob Mould’s next band Sugar. With the ability to carve out driving rock music but add a distinct melodic edge this band stands out amongst the alternative rock community. Songs are short and to the point, not overstaying their welcome, the whole song book fitting into just over the 30 minutes. The dual vocals of Bazian and Easterbrook are particularly compelling. When the band slow things down the musicianship is particularly impressive with the three piece creating an epic sound. A very impressive debut created by quality musicians who have honed their art to create great music.
Float Here Forever's upcoming album Tour The Ruins is a wild ride of the best kind. It is the definitive gauge to which other alternative punk acts should be measured. Keep track of this band, folks. They are soon to be on everybody's radar.
The sound of Float Here Forever is heavily distorted, just crushing, but there is melody in here as well. The songs seem to come at just the right pace with just the right sound of rock music. It's that sound from the 1990's and going into the early '00's that you just don't hear anymore and I've really missed. While it can feel like a blast to the past, let's also hope it is more of a sign of things to come, a glimpse into the future.
Float Here Forever gives a melancholy touch to their music that plunges into the 90's with an explosive mix of melodic Hard Core, Indie Rock, Noisy Pop, College Rock and Pop Punk. In short,
a whole bunch of currents where energy AND melody are essential! The 14 songs here show a know-how (composition, interpretation, sound) of a very high level!
Like most punk songs, they are short and sweet, but they also capture the quality of today’s greatest alt-rock bands. The harmonies are exquisite and flow nicely with the underlying alt-rock sound. These are songs that will stay with the listener for a long time, and are worthy of repeated play. This band has arrived and deserves a place in your music collection. Grab it.
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