‘For Today’ ‘Pariah’ Live from ‘Vans Warped Tour’ 2014 (Video)


ForToday_2013For Today plays ‘Pariah’ live at Vans Warped Tour 2014. Professionally filmed footage can be seen below. The track is taken from the band’s new studio album, “Fight The Silence”, which was released on February 4 via Razor & Tie.

Remaining Vans Warped Tour dates and locations are listed below.

The video for the “Fight The Silence” title cut was directed by Daniel Davison, who has previously worked with August Burns Red, The Chariot, Manchester Orchestra, and Norma Jean. The song has a strong social message and proceeds from the sale of this track and forthcoming album will go to support the A21 Campaign to help shine a light on the issue of human trafficking.

For Today lead vocalist Mattie Montgomery had all of the lyrics written for the song before he arrived at the studio to record it. He explains: “The morning before we got in, I watched a video someone sent me called ‘Girls Going Wild In The Red Light District’. They were, like, ‘Ignore the title. Just watch the video.’In the video, there are six girls standing in the window of a brothel in Amsterdam. This song starts playing and these prostitutes all start doing this synchronized dance to this music. Then at the end of it, these girls get done and the windows go black and this screen at the top of the building comes on and says, ‘Every year thousands of girls are promised a dance career in Western Europe. Sadly they many of them end up here.”

Mattie sat in the studio and wept for a good twenty minutes. “I was sobbing, snot coming out of my nose, tears coming down my face.

“How can we help? Where do we even start?

“I literally went through the lyrics to this song called ‘Hope’, which is ironic. I went through the lyrics that I had written and selected everything and I hit delete.

“You know what? I want the world to hear about this thing. So I re-wrote them in 45 minutes that morning. Then we recorded it. That’s ‘Fight The Silence’.”

For Today will work to raise funds via the album and touring to continue the global effort to rescue and rehabilitate those who have been victimized and to oppose and prosecute those who are responsible for the buying and selling of other human beings.

Our album review for “Fight The Silence” can be found here.

For Today‘s mainman Mattie Montgomery‘s has released a new speaking album“See the Storm” in August of last year, check out our review here.

Upcoming Shows:
Jul 25     Vans Warped Tour     St Petersburg, FL
Jul 26     Vans Warped Tour     West Palm Beach, FL
Jul 27     Vans Warped Tour     Orlando, FL
Jul 28     Vans Warped Tour     Charlotte, NC
Jul 30     Vans Warped Tour     Milwaukee, WI
Jul 31     Vans Warped Tour     Bonner Springs, KS
Aug 02     Vans Warped Tour     Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 03     Vans Warped Tour     Denver, CO
Sep 11     The Loft     Lansing, MI
Sep 16     The Rave     Milwaukee, WI
Sep 17     Gio’s     Moorhead, MN
Sep 18     Bourbon Theatre     Lincoln, NE
Sep 19     The District     Sioux Falls, SD
Sep 23     White Rabbit     San Antonio, TX
Sep 24     House of Rock     Corpus Christi, TX
Sep 25     Warehouse Live     Houston, TX
Sep 27     New Daisy Theatre     Memphis, TN
Sep 28     Zydeco     Birmingham, AL
Sep 30     The International     Knoxville, TN
Oct 01     The Orange Peel     Asheville, NC
Oct 02     THOMPSON HOUSE     Newport, KY
Oct 03     Newport Music Hall     Columbus, OH
Oct 04     Deluxe @ Old National Centre     Indianapolis, IN
Oct 05     The Intersection     Grand Rapids, MI

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