Five years ago A Moment's Worth formed under the name Dibs on Anthony. Hailing from Bronx, NY, these four high-schoolers took nothing but their love of music and cheap equipment and threw themselves headfirst into a punk band. Hours upon hours of practices turned their out-of-tune-feedback-chord-banging into real music. And they still have the same cheap equipment.
Jokingly self-described as 'pseudo-emo post hardcore punk rock', A Moment's Worth combines together equal parts of their influences, which range from Goldfinger to Thrice to Armor for Sleep to Brand New to NoFX. A Moment's Worth offers something very few contemporary punk bands can offer, especially bands so young. Their maturity, both lyrically and musically, belie their age to the point that someone hearing them for the first time would add several years to their age.
The lyrics stem 100% from real life experiences; nothing about this album is fabricated. This isn't an album about high school written by 26-year-old guys. This is an album written about the truths of life by the 18-20 year-olds that lived it and wrote it. Unlike some of their older material, Ironic Last Words focuses more on reality. Influences stem from friendships, relationships (both failed and successful) and even the finality of death.
Ironic Last Words is their most important release to date. It took over a year to record; the band is very meticulous about making sure their album sounds as close to their live shows as possible. The time spent in the studio gave them the opportunity to get more creative and more experimental without having to worry about time. Easily the most technical, musical, and even catchy album of the three released in their short career, Ironic Last Words is an audio documentary of the members of the band. In that same sense, it is an album five years in the making.
Blasting through venues all over the Bronx in the small, but solid Bronx Underground scene, A Moment's Worth's energy radiates through every crowd they play for, every single night they play. In the early stages of their career, A Moment's Worth shared the stage with Smackin' Isaiah, now known as A Wilhelm Scream under Nitro Records, and very nearly stole the show.
A Moment's Worth is music for anyone who's longing to feel like they're not alone.