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October 21st, 2012

Sunday Slaylist: Finch – What It Is To Burn

Earlier this week in a statement made via Altpress, influentioal post-hardcore types Finch announced they would be reforming n order to perform the entire of their 2002 debut, What It Is To Burn, to mark the 10th anniversary of its release. They’re even bloody well getting their original drummer, Alex Pappas, back on drums, and he hasn’t played with them since 2004. Yep, it’s safe to say, this is going to be a pretty special occasion.

In their brief statement, the band said the following:

Finch will be reuniting to commemorate the 10th anniversary of What It Is To Burn on Feb 1st, 2013 at the Glasshouse in Pomona CA. We are excited to play What It Is To Burn from front to back in it’s entirety. Ticket information will be released soon. We’ll see you at the show!

There’s no news as yet as to whether there’ll be any other shows as part of this reunion, whether the reunion is in any way permanent, or whether Glassjaw’s Daryl Palumbo will turn up at the gig to reprise the two guest spots he has on the album (‘Grey Matter’ and ‘Project Mayhem’). With that in mind – and given that most people reading this won’t have a hope in Hell of actually going to that Pomona show next year – this week’s Slaylist is gloriously simple. We’re going to take a look back at What It Is To Burn and remind ourselves just what it is about this album that made Finch so special.

Spotify is available to most of Western Europe, the USA, Australia and New Zealand for free – though obviously you’re better off shelling out either £5 or £10 a month for one of Spotify’s premium packages, as then you can listen to our Slaylists without having them interrupted by adverts. For our readers in countries not currently serviced by Spotify….sorry. You’ll just have to content yourself with getting your shit together and trying to get to the actual reunion show, now won’t you? Alternatively, you could just passive-aggressively vote for Say Hello To Sunshine in this old poll we ran about which Finch album is best. That’ll show ‘em! (It won’t).

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