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A group plagued by major-label woes and break-ups, that was exactly what was essential for The Fold’s resilience: healing. Evolving from several Chicago-based rock outfits including Warner Brothers signees, Showoff, it seemed The Fold’s previous groups were in a place most musicians only dream of…and then things changed.Read More...
“I suppose I gave up a lot when I left a major label band to start The Fold,” explains the band’s frontman and founder, Daniel Castady, “but if I did, it was because I knew that those things were passing away.”
Not staying silent long, The Fold reached true formation as Castady rounded out the line-up of talented young musicians with a montage of Chicago’s most promising, including Aaron Green on guitar, Keith Mochel on bass and Mark Rhoades on drums. Having already established themselves in previous bands not only allowed The Fold an added maturation or sorts, but also established them with a predetermined, concise focus on what they wanted to see transpire in their future.
In June 2005, The Fold ventured to New York City to begin recording their Tooth & Nail Records’ debut, “This Too Shall Pass” with famed producer, Steven Haigler (Brand New, The Pixies). The album commenced cross-country with the collaboration of protégé producer, Zach Hodges (Terminal, Dead Poetic) in Seattle.
“Lyrically, it deals with what has been going on with me over the past few years,” Castady elaborates, “It’s hard to write that out at times, and that is why this music has been so therapeutic for me; It helps me get through these frustrations. The title of the album is one of hope,” he concludes.
Musically speaking, The Fold feel “a song is not a song unless it sounds good when it’s stripped down to its bare components.” That is why every song is recorded as a demo with just an acoustic guitar and vocals before any further sonic enhancements are ever considered. This ability – to separate the focal point from the spotlights that enhance it – is an important quality that keeps the band centered in every sense of the word.
With such an auspicious start, The Fold are poised for greatness, standing behind 14 songs of something more than a marketing ploy, but actual inspiration and honesty from real life experiences. This group of early 20-somethings has nine years of experience backing their journey, and it’s all just begun.
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- LyricsSo lets start at the beginning of this story
I was just a boy, nowhere to call home
There I was building houses on the sands
I could see that I was only running circles in my mind
It just goes on and on and on until it finally catches up to me
- LyricsIt doesn't work that way
Youve seen enough to know better
Better recalculate this
This time use your heart and not your mind
Maybe you just dont get it
- LyricsWere Hollywood stopping
As the same old song comes on a stereo
And I dont feel a thing
Except your hands in mine
And its all or none, I am one
- Lyricshey, what's with the girls with the stars in their eyes screaming blame, love, kisses, tears, and lies. From your lipsticked lips will they ever learn? I'll take it in for a second before we crash and burn.
And we are alright now, but we're feeling tremors
It's like a landslide from the top of the world get up, get up and turn it around. And baby we can get on with it. It's like a landslide from the top of the world tonight, but hey I'm up for the fight. And lately I'm not sleeping. sleeping.
And what's with the fact that I can't relate to this broke down town through a melody? There are streets in this town I don't dare drive down, I chalk it up to a lesson from adolescence.
- LyricsIm not listening Im over it
Sending it over and out
It isnt alright to reside in this town anymore
And what for?
Call all my good friends
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