It’s been nine years since Finch has released a full length album, but based on reactions the band received this summer on Warped Tour, it’s something fans have been clamoring for. They couldn’t have had better timing. The past two years have seen an explosion in young bands influenced by, or at least sharing the same earlier influences as, the Southern California melodic post-hardcore act. The band’s 2002 record What It Is To Burn, and its title track in particular, remain classics of the genre.
Today Finch premiere “Anywhere But Here”, the second track from Back to Oblivion (produced by Brian Virtue who’s helmed records for Deftones, 30 Seconds to Mars and many others) out September 30 on Razor & Tie. It’s a characteristic blend of over-sized, sweeping hooks, corrosive screaming, and gritty riffing.
“‘Anywhere But Here’ is simply a song about escaping in a world that is on the verge of collapse,” singer Nate Barcalow tells us. “The theme of a desperate need for release is one that is very strong throughout the new record.”
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