Release Date: Mar 26, 2013
Record label: Pure Noise
Genre(s): Emo, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Hardcore Punk, Punk-Pop
I remember listening to While You Were Sleeping a few years back and loving the record. I fell out of touch with The Story So Far and got a stark reminder last year that I needed to catch up after listening to Stickup Kid. I loved their passion and edgy take on pop-punk as they incorporated more of a punk/hardcore vibe. Suffice it to say, What You Don't See is testament to just how far the band have come and how much work was put in.
On their sophomore album, the Story So Far have polished their sound and grown into their instruments (or in frontman Parker Cannon’s case, his voice). What You Don’t See may be a bit more refined, but the fervent lyrics and emotive, driving pop-punk are still there. What You Don’t See is about a band dealing with the responsibilities (and sacrifices) that come with their chosen career—from the relationships that didn’t work (“Stifled”) to the friends they rarely see (“All Wrong”).