To start, can you please introduce your self and your role in There For Tomorrow?
I’m Micah and I sing and play guitar.
How did the band all come together? What is the history behind the band?
The history is more historic than everybody thinks it is. Chris and Jay have been playing since I was 13. You know, just messing around doing local shows. We grew up in Orlando and we are about to play Back Booth again..It’s a small 400-450 capacity venue.
Did you guys put out any demos or EPs when first starting out?
Yeah, we actually have a full length out that we put out on this little record label when we were young. Everybody is really confused by it because it’s still on iTunes and it’s when I was 14 so I was prepubescent so I sound like Michael Jackson when he was in the Jackson 5. But it was still edgy, metal inspired rock.
So, you guys put out a record in June called A Little Faster. Even though it’s been out for a few months, how do you guys feel about the album overall?
It started at the top of the mountain and its a little ball just rolling getting progressively bigger and bigger. You know, like the snowball effect. It is definitely a great representation of what we are. It’s a great foundation for where we want to go in the future. It’s really opening up our eyes a lot to see how people react to it. It’s all about an identity thing. Like, what 18-19-20 year old guys know who they are? You know? It’s hard. So, I think these next couple years are going to be me just writing and us writing and finding ourselves. I write personal real things for me. Real experiences. It’s all just going to be my journey.
How have fans responded to the album?
It’s really odd. Everything we’ve been getting from critics are really really great. I think it’s been cool because people now see our potential and we can be taken seriously. I think a lot of people that are now following what we do respect that we are just genuine and have big dreams.
How would you say A Little Faster is different from the two EP’s you guys have put out Pages and the Self-Titled EP?
It’s been just a few years of progress. It’s another step toward what we want to be in the future. It’s hard to say that we “chose” what we wanted to do. We do what we know. We have certain intentions. We pick A or B and that’s what we are going to do and stick to it.
We are currently sitting at Chain Reaction in Anaheim, Ca for a stop on the Manatour. How has the tour been so far?
It’s been great. Coming off of Warped Tour, we are stoked to play in clubs again. We grew up playing in clubs. Warped Tour was cool and it was hard but it’s awesome to play in front of small rooms and packed room with kids just really dedicated to music. We’re coming up on halfway of the tour right now.
What would you say some of your major musical influences are and why?
Umm well I started playing guitar because of my father. He was an entertainer. He played guitar and sang. I started playing guitar when I was 6. My first record I bought was Metallica. I learned every Metallica song off the Black Album by the time I was like 10. So, I started listening to metal and every genre since I was young. All of us see eye to eye on a lot of the same things and are influenced by Foo Fighters, Jimmy Eat World, Third Eye Blind. Just real genuine good bands..rock inspired.
What are your plans for the rest of 2009 and the beginning of 2010?
We got another tour we just locked down with Mayday Parade in December. We are doing direct support. That’s gonna be great. They are great friends of ours. We are taking January off but we are also releasing an acoustic session that we filmed. We are going to set out on another nationwide tour but details will be coming out soon. That will be early spring. And then we just deal with things as they come.
What are some of your goals as a band?
Especially coming off of Warped Tour and diving into that realm, we saw some stuff we hated and stuff that we loved. We are just going to keep our eyes open and our ears open and learn from everything and do it our own way. That’s all we are really going to do. Lyrically, I just want to speak for people that are unspoken for. Sometimes there are people that can’t really find anything to grasp onto and we want our band to be that band that sticks around and not just a temporary thing.
Any last words ?
Buy A Little Faster. It’s in stores, on iTunes. Plenty of things are coming. We just got a featured song on a Cartoon Network movie called “Ben 10”. We are the featured song on that album. We released the single on iTunes as well as the acoustic version and the video version. We are gonna keep going, so that’s all.