EST. 2007


Finch have a complicated relationship with the concept of “legacy.” The Southern California band has undeniably created a lasting, formidable body of work with their two studio albums and EPs – singer Nate Barcalow acknowledges that 2002’s What It Is To Burn all but “defined post-hardcore early in the decade”, while 2005’s Say Hello to Sunshine continued to shape its direction. At the same time, Finch witnessed their influence manifest in scores of imitators. The band dignified the demand for a celebration of What It Is To Burn’s 10th anniversary by reforming after a hiatus and playing select sold-out shows across the country. They also saw the potential for it to be a nostalgic dead end; would they simply be another act feeding off the goodwill of their past work? Inspired by the creative surge brought on by these shows, Finch rendered these contradictions moot with Back to Oblivion, their long-awaited third LP and a new, bold chapter in the band’s legacy.