In the early 90s, Sacramento hadn't been put on the musical map yet but one band became the impetus for pioneers like the Deftones to emerge in the mid nineties. That band was Far. After releasing two independent albums, they signed to major label Epic and released their two most influential albums: Tin Cans With Strings To You and Water & Solutions. With the heavy guitars and Jonah Matranga's emotional, screamed vocals, they brought forth a generation of emo-slanted bands from Thursday to Jimmy Eat World. They split in 1999 but reformed in 2008 for some shows before releasing 2010's At Night We Live on Xtra Mile, Jonah's current UK home. Whether on hiatus now or gone forever, Far's legacy is undeniable and lives on with Jonah's solo material and guitarist and co-founder Sean Lopez' collaboration with Deftones' Chino Moreno ††† (Crosses).