"Far" was a band from Sacramento, USA, spawned from the same local scene as the Deftones, their former touring partners as well as Tinfed and Will Haven.
After a number of local releases including their first demo tape ''Sweat A River, Live No Lies'' and two independent albums ''Listening Game'' and ''Quick'' they signed to Epic/Immortal Records and released their first major record, ''Tin Cans With Strings To You''.
Their second album, ''Water & Solutions'', was released in 1998 and thanks to the single "Mother Mary" they attracted a cult following. The more melodic sound showcased on this album is increasingly cited as an influence on present-day emo rock bands by the rock press, ie: Thursday, Biffy Clyro, Jimmy Eat World. Certainly it was a departure from their earlier, much more hardcore sound (although it is still far from the emo-pop that it would quickly come to inspire).
Since their 1999 split, the former members of Far have been involved in a number of projects, often quite experimental in nature. Frontman Jonah Matranga especially went on to form the now defunct band New End Original and continue his solo project Onelinedrawing. Matranga "broke up" Oneline...