Coming straight from the Crossroads Of America, Indianapolis’ FOREVERATLAST are not your average female fronted band. FOREVERATLAST has harnessed an exceptional mix of anthemic punk, mid-2000’s post hardcore and modern rock on their new album, Ghosts Again.
Though the current lineup has been together since 2010, roots of FOREVEREATLAST date back to 2005, with drummer Jared Paris and guitarist Jordan Vickers developing the early incarnations of the band in several local outfits. Jordan and Jared’s early bands played together often and at the time the two formed a familiarity with each other. In 2008, vocalist Brittany joined the group taking over lead vocal responsibilities after one audition. Also in 2008, Jared picked up the guitar to help write and finish the first FOREVERATLAST EP (but moved over to drums later). FOREVERATLAST means as Jared explains: The process of meeting God and being with Him after death forever, at last.
After selling over 5,000 albums with their DIY Midwestern work ethic, FOREVERATLAST signed to Victory Records in late 2014 and headed to the studio to record their new album, Ghosts Again. On the signing, drummer Jared states, "Getting the opportunity to join a label that's put out some of our favorite records and bands doesn't come every day. We are very excited for this new partnership!"
“We wanted to put out a record that everyone could relate to, no matter their beliefs or walks of life. So the main theme of the record is dealing with death. It’s hard for anyone to lose a loved one so we just shared our stories and thoughts of our own situations. Over the course of writing, pre-pro, recording, mixing and even mastering this record we all have lost loved ones. So this record means a lot to us and we hope it can help others in their journey,” the drummer continues. Vocalist Brittany adds, “Music is a universal language and if anything, if our stories can help someone else, our mission is being fulfilled.”
The title “Ghosts Again” actually comes from the last line of the song “Ghost in the Attic.” off of the record. It represents the time of our journey before birth and after death. Going back to being a thought or a memory, no longer living on the earth. Being ghosts before we are born and returning to that state after death.
Recorded by Matt Goldman (Underoath, Anberlin) and mixed and mastered by Brian Thorburn (Norma Jean, Stray From The Path), Ghosts Again hits stores on October 16, 2015.
"A flashback to mid-00s post-hardcore made new with a soaring chorus and irresistible hooks" - Alternative Press
They aren't your average female fronted band though, with Brittany Paris displaying attitude and grit in her lyrics and voice. The rest of the guys (Jordan Vickers, Jared Paris) have polished a writing style that has the punch of Rock 'n Roll and the kick of Punk Rock. With high energy and multiple part vocal harmonies, they draw in listeners and keep them entertained.
In June 2012, ForeverAtLast released their first full length album "February to February" which included fan favorites such as "Making Waves" and "Demon Fighter" which charted number one of RadioU Hardcore for three months in a row. That record appeals to many music fans with a heavy side and a catchy rock side. Feb. to Feb. has had great response and continues to sell well today selling over 5,000 copies since it's release. ForeverAtLast is currently writing their second record and it will be released via Victory Records in 2015.