When considering Tooth & Nail's newest Christian music rockers, A Dream Too Late, think more in terms like adventurous, creative, and empowering. Reid Anderson (vocals/keys), Chris Eddie (guitar/vocals) and Garrett Pifer (bass/vocals) were playing in separate bands when their association with Falling Up first brought them together, but the commonality of their musical vision immediately synched them into a potent new unit. Their inventive blend of dynamic indie rock and vibrant lyricism soon garnered a groundswell of attention and die-hard fans.
Reid Anderson partnered with Falling Up's Jessy Ribordy and Steve Wilson to create 11 nuance laden songs, reminiscent of impressionist art with its vivid imagery and intuitive sonics. Tooth & Nail lined up producer Steve Wilson to bring the focused band's own passionate dream into the reality of this captivating debut, Intermission to the Moon.
From the first electronic strains of opener "14th & Knotts" evocative urban images fly fast and furious, vibrantly portraying loneliness and regret while also offering encouragement, reminding us to "remember that the freeway takes you anyplace." The luminous and intensely honest songs of Intermission to the Moon go a long way in sharing A Dream Too Late's message of encouragement and hope while acknowledging the circumstances that create our need.
The howling title track, with its brawny percussion, forceful passion, and burning rhythms, bravely looks into the coldness of the culture. The throbbing, well crafted "Be Honest" takes a bold look at relationship games. "Trendsetter," with its wildly hooky chorus, vividly describes the high school hero who thinks he's on top of it all. "I remember the school king," recalls Anderson, "who played all the sports, and all the girls loved him. But inside, his heart was so empty, and after graduating high school, he's still living back there, living off past glories and letting today pass him by. The line "take a look at yourself/all that's left is a ghost," is written to the kids who aren't king of the school, to encourage them to hang in there, and to be who they really are."
A Dream TooLate offers up in Intermission to the Moon a melodic, intricate project sure to impact the airwaves in a big way, but even more importantly, one destined to significantly impact lives .
The band toured hard on Intermission to the Moon, but were rittled with van problems and discouraged by the music industry in general.
As of early 2009, A Dream Too Late has not toured or played any shows, but have hinted in interviews that they are still together and writing new music, hoping to bring the band back to full force in the near future.
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|Intermission to the Moon||2007||Tooth & Nail Records|