Water & Solutions' melodic sound made it different from Far's previous work, which emphasized the band's hardcore roots. Although the album would go on to influence the likes of Thursday and Jimmy Eat World, Far nonetheless split up in 1999, with most of the bandmates pursuing their own projects. Matranga began focusing on his solo project, Onelinedrawing, and landed a short-lived contract with Atlantic Records as the frontman of Gratitude. Lopez formed the Revolution Smile, an alternative metal outfit that issued four albums (including one major-label release for Geffen Records) before calling it quits in 2006. Meanwhile, both John Gutenberger and Chris Robyn played for a handful of Sacramento-based metal bands.
In 2008, nearly ten years after the band's initial split, Far reunited for a short tour. The guys also released a cover of Ginuwine's "Pony," which earned them some airplay on several California radio stations. Vagrant responded by signing the reunited band in March 2009 and financing the recording sessions for a new album, At Night We Live, which was released one year later. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine & Andrew Leahey, Rovi