Alex Linares: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric) | Randy Strohmeyer: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Vocals | Drew Marcogliese: Drums | Daniel Wonacott: Bass guitar | Nate Barcalow: Vocals

Genre: Alternative

Sound description: The band describes its music as the sound of "a dump truck falling off of the Empire State Building."

RIYL: Counterfit, Cosmonaut, the Nurses

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Influences: Counterfit, Helen Earth Band, RX Bandits


The definitive lineup for emo/punk quintet Finch consisted of core members Nate Barcalow (vocals), Alex Linares (guitar), and Randy Strohmeyer (guitar/vocals). Their 2002 release What It Is To Burn was followed by 2005’s Say Hello to Sunshine.

However, Say Hello to Sunshine was so poorly received that the band split in February 2006, with an announcement that their “individual priorities lie in different places.”

The band reunited in October 2007. Barcalow, Linares, and Strohmeyer are now accompanied by Drew Marcogliese on drums and Daniel Wonacott on bass, both of them members of Cosmonaut, Barcalow’s post-Finch band. They reunited again for a series of 2013 shows.

September 2014 saw their first album in nearly ten years, Back to Oblivion (Razor & Tie Records), preceded by the single “Two Guns to the Temple” and followed by a U.S. tour running through November 8. It was produced by Brian Virtue (Deftones, 30 Seconds to Mars, Janes Addiction, AudioSlave).

A video for “Anywhere But Here,” directed by Dylan Bell, appeared online in October 2014.


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GeorgeHayduke Nov. 15, 2014 @ 10:07 a.m.

I now know why these "Band Synopsis" pages in the SD Reader are not credited to an author. And it only took a very brief Google search - one that lasted well under a minute, to notice the glaring mistakes all throughout this short piece. From consistently misspelling the last name of Finch's frontman Nate Barcalow, to incorrectly naming Conan Moses and his band (Wounds), as the supporting band for Finch on their latest tour. Check out the record, it"s worth it. :-(


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