Street punk from Boston might be an accurate description, but a tragic understatement of the musical prowess of this veteran ensemble. Since the band’s inception, countless touring miles logged behind the wheel, performing on stages across the world and back again, combined with the well rounded ear of seasoned songwriters, FFF is so much more than punk. Releasing their most ambitious effort to date, the tounge - in - cheekishly titled, FORGETTABLE, showcases FFF’s ability to harness a real sense of melody, meshed with an undeniably explosive delivery that has made the band a true to form diamond in the rough.
The latest addition to the burgeoning independent punk rock label Old Shoe Records, FFF has emerged from The Outpost under the careful direction of veteran producer Jim Siegel (Dropkick Murphys, The Unseen) with a collection songs that push the limitations of the genre. String quartets, children’s choir spots, piano ballad-esque crescendos, and painfully honest lyrical storytelling make FORGETTABLE anything but. As the industry’s dark horse, the boys have not only earned their stripes as certified road dogs, but have redefined the punk rock standard as a six-piece outfit with an uncompromising approach to songwriting. The potency ensures a new album, guaranteed to kick a hole in the conventional.
Frontman Steve Neary 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.”
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 that the new album allowed, “Lyrically and musically we tried not to hold anything back. 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.