Release Date: Jun 28, 2011
Record label: Hopeless
The Verge that Orlando quartet There for Tomorrow seems to be on on the album of that name is maturity, at least of a preliminary sort. What that means for a group that has been making noise since its members' early teens is that they are moving on from such early influences as Jimmy Eat World to a more sophisticated, if still forceful sound as they get more playing under their belts. Singer Maika Maile still boasts a throaty high tenor that adds urgency to his words, and lead guitarist Christian Climer is still coming up with burning leads.
The third album from these Orlando rockers is infectiously catchy... It’s a total downer if bands change or simplify their sound to reach a bigger audience, but Orlando rockers There For Tomorrow have always unapologetically leant towards a more mainstream sound. So, on their third album, it’s almost as though they started with vocalist Maika Maile’s pop melodies and then layered their modern rock roots over the top, and the result is infectiously catchy.
Review Summary: On “the verge” of something that is still to be determined.As a fastidious note-jotter during initial listening sessions of an album, yours truly will often have enough words scrawled on a piece of paper to write three times the length of that of a normal review. Whether the remarks are general, specific, positive or negative, ideas usually flow to the point that even something relevant will often have to miss out - for readability purposes - come the final product. So when a cursory glance reveals an abundance of empty white space on the notes to There For Tomorrow’s third LP ‘The Verge’, the first word that comes to mind is “indifference”.