13 Songs, 50 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Chicago indie rockers The Fold are perhaps best known for their musical contributions to the Cartoon Network’s Lego Ninjago. Their fourth album, Moving Past, makes the case that the foursome have something to offer beyond TV soundtrack tunes. Over the years, singer/guitarist Daniel Castady and his cohorts have refined their buoyant power pop to a fine edge, bringing to mind everyone from Big Star to Plain White T’s in the process. Lyrically, The Fold have captured a sense of twentysomethings living on the cusp of adult responsibility—a theme present again on Moving Past. “Live Forever” (a thoughtful meditation on mortality set to a chiming track) and the title number (an anthem of acceptance and gratitude with the soaring spirit of ‘80s arena rock) reflect the album’s sobered yet hopeful tone. As usual, Castady and company have plenty to say about relationships, as “Crooked Road” and “Bye Bye Love” show. The acoustic-centered “Love” goes beyond romance to touch higher spiritual chords, reaffirming the band’s connection with Christian pop.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Chicago indie rockers The Fold are perhaps best known for their musical contributions to the Cartoon Network’s Lego Ninjago. Their fourth album, Moving Past, makes the case that the foursome have something to offer beyond TV soundtrack tunes. Over the years, singer/guitarist Daniel Castady and his cohorts have refined their buoyant power pop to a fine edge, bringing to mind everyone from Big Star to Plain White T’s in the process. Lyrically, The Fold have captured a sense of twentysomethings living on the cusp of adult responsibility—a theme present again on Moving Past. “Live Forever” (a thoughtful meditation on mortality set to a chiming track) and the title number (an anthem of acceptance and gratitude with the soaring spirit of ‘80s arena rock) reflect the album’s sobered yet hopeful tone. As usual, Castady and company have plenty to say about relationships, as “Crooked Road” and “Bye Bye Love” show. The acoustic-centered “Love” goes beyond romance to touch higher spiritual chords, reaffirming the band’s connection with Christian pop.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
19 Ratings
19 Ratings

Pretty Good

Chastonn

I like it! Moving Past is the best song but it sounds too much like Story of the Year.

Underrated

TheChrisDudee

This is a very good album!! Go share with your friends!!

Perfect Progression

Cody Butler

I've been a huge fan of these guys ever since "This Too Shall Pass" and each album since that amazing debut has kept me hooked! One of the most underrated band in the last decade! This album is a must buy! (Plus, they're Cubs fans!! Go Cubs Go!)

About The Fold

Chicago pop/punk outfit Showoff released one album on Maverick and recorded (but never issued) a second before three-fourths of its members (everyone but the singer) decided to pack their bags in 2002. Those three subsequently started the Fold together, and though that initial lineup didn't last, the name stuck. By the time the Fold had signed with Tooth & Nail Records in March 2005, it comprised sole Showoff alum Daniel Castady (who had switched out his Showoff drums to man lead vocals and guitar), alongside guitarist Aaron Green, bassist Keith Mochel, and drummer Mark Rhoades, who had all cut their teeth prior in various local bands. Taking influence for their Christian-themed pop/rock sound from groups like Far and Saves the Day, the Fold debuted in February 2006 with the long-player This Too Shall Pass. They supported it on the road throughout the year alongside acts like Project 86, Anberlin, and Sherwood. The band's road activity set things up nicely for the release of their sophomore effort, Secrets Keep You Sick, in May 2007. ~ Corey Apar

ORIGIN
Chicago, IL
FORMED
2002

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