Sunday, June 8, 2008

Rising from the ashes

Okay so let me take a little of my internet time to present you one of my all time favourite bands in the world. These guys have made it hard in life to come up with this new self-titled album: FROM FIRST TO LAST. Not long ago, From First to Last supported a powerful lead singer; Sonny Moore who brought the band to the surface of the media world with number 1 song; Note To Self. But then in November 2006, Sonny had announced officialy to the band that he was resigning, in short, quitting the band. Everyone thought, and I quote Matt Good “like, ‘Oh shit, do we have to break up now?’”. Then shortly after that, the band's record label also dropped them causing them to go broke.

From left; Derek Bloom, Matt Good, Travis Richter and Matt Manning.

“It was weird. The rug was pulled out from under our feet. Matt almost disappeared, he was kinda shell-shocked; Derek saw it as a challenge; and I just tried to put the pieces together, to work it all out. It was more about survival than anything else.” - Travis Richter

Weeks after that the band had found Matt Manning which took up the post of bassist and Matt Good who returned to the days before Sonny Moore. Yes my friends he was back on vocals pumped as ever. Mind you, when they did Aesthetic they sounded pretty intense, and when they did Heroine, I'd admit they rock even more. So then shortly after Matt moved to vocals the band got their adrenaline back and started playing at gigs while their fans came pouring in all over the United States to show support. Mind you, the guys had nothing but themselves, their talent and the love and support of their fans now.

So, within weeks, the guys got lucky and signed with Suretone Records. It was their chance to shine once again. With that the guys got back to work and started recording. They started to write again. But this took a turn as they were pretty stumped as everyone thought Sonny Moore was the core of the band.

“It was our band from the beginning but a lot of kids saw Sonny as the front man and assumed he was the heart of From First To Last. So we needed to hurry up and do something without him to show everybody who we really are.” - Travis Richter

The guys then went off to tour with bands like Hawthrone Heights and Deftones and their magic came back after a week's worth of touring. Fired up and reenergized, the band got back to work in October, this time pairing with producer Josh Abraham (Velvet Revolver, Slayer, 30 Seconds to Mars) and engineer Ryan Williams (Stone Temple Pilots, Rage Against the Machine, Mastodon) at Abraham’s Pulse Recordings in Silverlake, CA. Soon, the self titled album was made.

“There were a lot of bumps, but the road is really long. We’ve learned what not to do and what to look out for. If anything, it’s been a great learning experience. Everything is finally started going smoothly.”- Matt Good

See, this is the kind of spirit we should see from the music scene these days and not the royal treatment some people are getting through these days. Sure they worked hard to make it to where they are now in the scene but have they had to go through a phase just as these guys had? So I urge you to take a listen to them and go out and support one of the most amazing music acts in the world; From First to Last.

Take a listen please;

Before you take a listen, I want to say that it means loads if someone came up to me and said that they're an FFTL fan too and they like them for their MUSIC and not their looks, okay so Matt and Derek can me eye candy but if you heard their music and you like it, tell me, I'll be happy to send you songs and such :D Mind you when they did Aestheitc(sp?) they looked like shit. Their image has improved tremendously. Really. Whoo, I thank Sarah for this all. ilybby <3> screaming and noise and cussing, then DON'T listen, you won't like it.


P.S.: I wrote this myself b/c I want to tell you guys something. Please excuse the spelling and grammar errors :] comments please!

1 comment:

lee yee said...

sdiulfiufa FFTL <3333333