There for Tomorrow

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There for Tomorrow is an American alternative rock band that was originally formed in Orlando, Florida in 2003. The group consisted of four members and were influenced by bands such as Jimmy Eat World, Third Eye Blind, and The Hives.[1]

There for Tomorrow
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The band in 2008.
Background information
OriginOrlando, Florida, United States
Years active
  • 2003–2014, 2019
LabelsECA, Hopeless, independent
  • Maika Maile
  • Chris Kamrada
  • Christian Climer
  • Jay Enriquez

On November 19, 2014, the band released a statement saying that they were disbanding and that they've been "trying to find themselves as individuals" after slowing things down in 2012. They played two final shows in their home city of Orlando in December 2014.

In late 2015, Maika Maile and Chris Kamrada began collaborating on a new musical project called Afterhour (stylized as AFTRHR). The duo continued the indie direction they had introduced on the Nightscape EP.


Early years (2003–2008)Edit

There for Tomorrow was formed at a time when all of its members were teenagers in high school, consisting of Maika Maile on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Christian Climer on lead guitar, Jay Enriquez on bass, and Chris Kamrada on drums. The band was originally called "The Kick Off", but after playing numerous local shows, changed their name due to copyright issues. After, Enriquez suggested the name, "There For Tomorrow", where they all agreed as their new name. The band released their debut album Point of Origin in the spring of 2004 without a label, as they were unsigned at the time. Their music began playing on a local radio station in 2006 and they performed showcase concerts, which led to stints on the southeastern leg of the Vans Warped Tour in 2007. After that,[2] they met with James Paul Wisner (Underoath, Paramore), who produced their 2007 Pages EP, which attracted the attention of the alternative rock label Hopeless Records. The band shot a music video for the single "Pages", directed by Chris Grieder.[3]

Uprising and recognition with A Little Faster (2008–2010)Edit

After signing onto Hopeless Records in 2008,[4] Wisner returned to produce the band's self-titled EP, which was released on 5 August 2008. It featured the first single "No More Room to Breathe", which the band shot a music video for. Just over three months later, the band won the MTVU Woodie Award for breakout artist of the year, beating established acts such as All Time Low and We the Kings.[5][6]

In February 2009, the band joined We the Kings and other bands on the Secret Valentine Tour, then later on the 2009 Warped Tour playing local shows. On June 9, 2009, There for Tomorrow's second full-length album was released by Hopeless Records, titled A Little Faster. The title song from the album was featured in the movie Ben 10: Alien Swarm, along with a music video of the band performing, interspersed with scenes from the movie. The song was also featured in promotional commercials and videos for Nerf's Vortex during 2011. The band took part in the Take Action Tour in the winter of 2010, along with bands such as Mayday Parade and A Rocket To The Moon.

Re:Creations and The Verge (2010–2013)Edit

In an interview during July 2010, Maile announced the band's plans to release a remix EP in the fall as well as tour one last time before the band began recording its next album. The remix EP, titled "Re:Creations," was released on October 19, 2010. It featured several remixes as well as a new song, "Small World".

The band's third album, The Verge, was produced by Michael Elvis Baskette (Falling In Reverse, Blessthefall, Story of the Year) and mixed my Dave Holdredge, which was released on June 28, 2011, while the band was touring on the Vans Warped Tour. Before the album's release, the band stated that The Verge would “sound bad" in the best ways possible.”[7] The band wrote and recorded the album in one month. They had originally written thirteen songs over the course of a week; only the first twelve songs made it on the album.[8] "Hunt Hunt Hunt," the first single from the album, was released on February 28, 2011.[9] A documentary on the record was released along with the album, featuring 4 live studio sessions, choreographed and directed by Chris Grieder. Maile stated in a 2011 Warped Tour interview that his favorite song off The Verge was "BLU", due to the fact that it is the band's first ballad and the piano as the lead instrument for the first time.

The band played every date on the Vans Warped Tour 2011.[10] In 2012, they recorded and released a new demo, "Road to Nowhere", which was featured in the 2012 promotional commercials for Nerf's Vortex. The band joined the 2012 "Beyond the Blue" tour in Japan, along with acts like Mayday Parade, Every Avenue and singer William Beckett.

There for Tomorrow announced their first headlining tour, taking place in the autumn of 2012, as well as a UK/Europe tour, also in the fall. The headlining tour started on September 14, 2012, along with the bands Set It Off and Divided by Friday, and ended on October 7 of the same year, while the UK/Europe tour lasted eight days, beginning November 8 with Deaf Havana and Canterbury.[11]

On May 21, 2013, There for Tomorrow announced that they will be playing the Next Generation Fest in Sao Paulo, Brazil on July 27, alongside Young Guns, All Time Low, 3OH!3, Breathe Carolina, and Rocky Loves Emily.[12] On July 19, the Next Generation Fest announced that it had to be delayed four months due to unexpected circumstances, making the festival scheduled around December 2013.[13]

Nightscape EP, break-up, and A F T R H R (2014-present)Edit

On December 26, 2013, the band released a video announcing the release of a new album in January 2014.[14] The band later released a statement explaining that the album would be delayed due to several setbacks. The band then released a single from the upcoming album, Dark Purple Sky on iTunes. It was met with mixed to positive reviews, reviewers noting that the new track had elements resembling a Thirty Seconds to Mars or U2 track. On May 14, 2014, the band released another single from their upcoming EP, titled Racing Blood. In June 2014 the band officially announced that a new EP, Nightscape, would be released in October 2014.[15]

On November 19, the band posted a statement officially announcing the end of the band.[citation needed] They played their farewell shows during December 2014.[citation needed]

One year after the breakup, Maile and Kamrada, who had been the primary performers on the Nightscape EP, began collaborating with Sebastian Metzgar, a freelance composer from the US they contracted, creating A F T R H R. On Christmas Eve 2015, they released a new single, So Divine. 5 months later, they released a second single Perfect. On January 13, 2017, they released a third single Walking on Air. All three singles retained the stylistic change that they introduced on Nightscape. On June 13, 2019, it was announced on There For Tomorrow’s twitter page that they would perform a reunion show in Orlando, Florida to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of their album A Little Faster.[16]

Band membersEdit

  • Maika Maile - lead vocals, rhythm guitar, bass, piano, production (2003–2014)
  • Christopher Kamrada - drums, percussion (2003–2014)
  • Christian Climer - lead guitar, backing vocals (2003–2014)
  • Jay Enriquez - bass, backing vocals (2003–2014)


Studio albumsEdit

Year Album details Peak chart positions[17][18]
US US Indie US Heat.
2004 Point of Origin

2009 A Little Faster

181 37 9
2011 The Verge

- - 14[19]

Extended playsEdit

Year Album details Peak chart positions[17][18]
US US Indie US Heat.
2007 Pages

  • Released: March 27, 2007
  • Label: Unsigned
2008 There for Tomorrow

2010 Re:Creations

2014 Nightscape

  • Release date: October 21, 2014
  • Label: Self - Released
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.


  • Warped Tour 2008 Compilation – contributed "Pages"[21]
  • I'm So Hopeless You're So Hopeless – contributed "No More Room to Breathe" and the "Pages" video
  • Punk Goes Pop 2 contributing a cover of Ice Box, originally by Omarion
  • Warped Tour 2009 Compilation - contributed "A Little Faster"
  • Another Hopeless Summer - contributed B-side track "9 to 5" and "Deathbed"
  • Hopeless Records/SubCity's Compilation "Take Action Volume 9" contributed an acoustic version of "Backbone"
  • Another Hopeless Summer 2011 - contributed “Nowhere BLVD” (acoustic)
  • Nerf Guns 2012 - contributed "Road To Nowhere" as advertisement music


  1. ^ There for Tomorrow at AllMusic
  2. ^ Stewart Mason, There for Tomorrow at Allmusic
  3. ^ There for Tomorrow Archived 2012-05-10 at the Wayback Machine. Alternative Press. Accessed November 27, 2008.
  4. ^ Erickson, Anne. "Emo-pop perfection: There for Tomorrow is polished, talented", The Blade, 2008-09-25, p. E3.
  5. ^ There for Tomorrow. MTVU Woodie Awards. Accessed November 27, 2008.
  6. ^ for Tomorrow has conquered them both. But don’t think that they have let fame go to their heads," Metro Spirit, Feb. 11, 2009, accessed Oct. 17, 2009[dead link]
  7. ^ There For Tomorrow announce 2011 record. SoundTrend. Accessed 29 July 2011.
  8. ^
  9. ^ [1] Archived 2011-03-02 at the Wayback Machine. Alt Press. 28 January 2011. Accessed 28 January 2011.
  10. ^ There For Tomorrow Archived February 3, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. CtrlAltRock. 14 January 2010. Accessed 16 January 2011.
  11. ^
  12. ^ "Next Generation Fest 2013".
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  17. ^ a b Allmusic - There for Tomorrow: Billboard Albums
  18. ^ a b - Artist Chart History
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  20. ^ Archived 2010-12-01 at the Wayback Machine Hopeless Records | RE:CREATIONS Revealed
  21. ^ for Warped Tour 2008 compilation

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