There for Tomorrow

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There for Tomorrow
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There for Tomorrow in 2008
Background information
Origin Orlando, Florida
Genres Alternative rock, Post-hardcore, pop punk, ambient rock, emo
Years active 2003–present
Labels ECA Records (2004–2006), Hopeless Records (2008–present)
Associated acts The Wonder Years
The Dangerous Summer, Deaf Havana, Anarbor All Time Low
Website therefortomorrow.com
Members Maika Haini Maile
Chris Kamrada
Jay Enriquez
Christian Climer
Past members Michael Carey

There for Tomorrow is an alternative rock band formed in Orlando, Florida in 2003. The group consists of four members and is influenced by bands such as Jimmy Eat World, Blink-182, Third Eye Blind, and The Hives.[1]

History[edit]

Early years (2004–2008)[edit]

There for Tomorrow was formed at a time when all of its members were teenagers in high school, consisting of Maika Maile on lead vocals and guitar, Mike Carey on drums and Jay Enriquez on bass. The band was originally called "The Kick Off", but after playing numerous local shows, changed their name due to copyright issues. After, Enriquez suggested the name, "There For Tomorrow", where they all agreed as their new name. The band released their debut album Point of Origin in the spring of 2004 without a label, as they were unsigned at the time. Their music began playing on a local radio station in 2006 and they performed showcase concerts, which led to stints on the southeastern leg of the Vans Warped Tour in 2007 with a new lead guitarist and drummer, Christian Climer and Chris Kamrada. After the tour,[2] they met with James Paul Wisner (Underoath, Paramore), who produced their 2007 Pages EP, which attracted the attention of the alternative rock label Hopeless Records. The band shot a music video for the single "Pages", directed by Chris Grieder.[3]

Uprising and recognition with A Little Faster (2008–2010)[edit]

After signing onto Hopeless Records in 2008,[4] Wisner returned to produce the band's self-titled EP, which was released on 5 August 2008. It featured the first single "No More Room to Breathe", which the band shot a music video for. Just over three months later, the band won the MTVU Woodie Award for breakout artist of the year, beating established acts such as All Time Low and We the Kings.[5][6]

In February 2009, the band joined We the Kings and other bands on the Secret Valentine Tour, then later on the 2009 Warped Tour playing local shows. On June 9, 2009, There for Tomorrow's second full-length album was released by Hopeless Records, titled A Little Faster. The title song from the album was featured in the movie Ben 10: Alien Swarm, along with a music video of the band performing, interspersed with scenes from the movie. The song was also featured in promotional commercials and videos for Nerf's Vortex during 2011. The band took part in the Take Action Tour in the winter of 2010, along with bands such as Mayday Parade and A Rocket To The Moon.

Re:Creations, The Verge, and Tours (2010–2013)[edit]

In an interview during July 2010, Maile announced the band's plans to release a remix EP in the fall as well as tour one last time before the band began recording its next album. The remix EP, titled "Re:Creations," was released on October 19, 2010. It featured several remixes as well as a new song, "Small World".

The band's third album, The Verge, was produced by Michael Elvis Baskette (Falling In Reverse, Blessthefall, Story of the Year )and mixed my Dave Holdredge, which was released on June 28, 2011 while the band was touring on the Vans Warped Tour. Before the album's release, the band stated that The Verge would “sound bad" in the best ways possible.”[7] The band wrote and recorded the album in one month. They had originally written thirteen songs over the course of a week; only the first twelve songs made it on the album.[8] "Hunt Hunt Hunt," the first single from the album, was released on February 28, 2011.[9] A documentary on the record was released along with the album, featuring 4 live studio sessions, choreographed and directed by Chris Grieder. Maile stated in a 2011 Warped Tour interview that his favorite song off The Verge was "BLU", due to the fact that it is the band's first ballad and the piano as the lead instrument for the first time.

The band played every date on the Vans Warped Tour 2011.[10] In 2012, they recorded and released a new demo, "Road to Nowhere", which was featured in the 2012 promotional commercials for Nerf's Vortex. The band joined the 2012 "Beyond the Blue" tour in Japan, along with acts like Mayday Parade, Every Avenue and singer William Beckett.

There for Tomorrow announced their first headlining tour, taking place in the autumn of 2012, as well as a UK/Europe tour, also in the fall. The headlining tour started on September 14, 2012 along with the bands Set It Off and Divided by Friday, and will end October 7, while the UK/Europe tour will last eight days, beginning November 8 with Deaf Havana and Canterbury.[11]

On May 21, 2013, There for Tomorrow announced that they will be playing the Next Generation Fest in Sao Paulo, Brazil on July 27, alongside with Young Guns, All Time Low, 3OH!3, Breathe Carolina, and Rocky Loves Emily.[12] On July 19, the Next Generation Fest announced that it had to be delayed four months due to unexpected circumstances, making the festival scheduled around December 2013.[13]

Singles: Dark Purple Sky, Racing Blood -- Nightscape EP (2014 - present)[edit]

On December 26, 2013 the band released a video announcing the release of a new EP in January 2014.[14] The band later released a statement explaining that the EP would be delayed due to several setbacks. The band then released a single from the upcoming EP, "Dark Purple Sky" on iTunes. It was met with mixed to positive reviews, reviewers noting that the new track had elements resembling a Thirty Seconds to Mars or U2 track. On May 14, 2014 the band released another single from their upcoming EP titled "Racing Blood." Not long after, the band took to Facebook and Twitter on June 2014 to officially announce that their 2014 EP will be titled "Nighscape" which will consist of six tracks ; 1. Nightscape 2. Lady In Black 3. Dark Purple Sky 4. Racing Blood 5. Breathe Easy 6. Tomb [15]

Band members[edit]

Current members
Former Members

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions[1][16]
US US Indie US Heat.
2004 Point of Origin
2009 A Little Faster 181 37 9
2011 The Verge - - 14[17]
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Extended plays[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions[1][16]
US US Indie US Heat.
2007 Pages
  • Released: March 27, 2007
  • Label: Unsigned
2008 There for Tomorrow 16
2010 Re:Creations
2014 Nightscape
  • Release date: September 24, 2014 (Japan)
  • Label: Self - Released
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Contributions[edit]

  • Warped Tour 2008 Compilation – contributed "Pages"[19]
  • I'm So Hopeless You're So Hopeless – contributed "No More Room to Breathe" and the "Pages" video
  • Punk Goes Pop 2 contributing a cover of Ice Box, originally by Omarion
  • Warped Tour 2009 Compilation - contributed "A Little Faster"
  • Another Hopeless Summer - contributed B-side track "9 to 5" and "Deathbed"
  • Hopeless Records/SubCity's Compilation "Take Action Volume 9" contributed an acoustic version of "Backbone"
  • Another Hopeless Summer 2011 - contributed “Nowhere BLVD” (acoustic)
  • Nerf Guns 2012 - contributed "Road To Nowhere" as advertisement music

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