Andrew Hamlin 11 a.m., Dec. 26
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
Upcoming Local Shows
- Blurt: "Unscrewed" · Jan. 4, 2007
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.