Finch know what it is to burn

One of the best new bands I’ve heard, Finch, release their new record, What It Is To Burn, in March.

I have been fortunate enough to get hold of a copy of the new record, and to put it simply, it rocks. My album of the year so far.

But, for those of you who haven’t had the pleasure of hearing California’s best new melodic hardcore band, Drive Thru Records are here to give you the hard sell.

“Produced by Mark Trombino (Jimmy Eat World) the record features guest vocals by Daryl Palumbo of Glassjaw.

Finch has two cd release shows scheduled for the month of March. The first show is on March 12th at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA. Tickets for this show are $14.50 pre-sale, and $15.50 day of the show. The second show will be March 16th at The Roxy in Hollywood, CA. Ticket prices for that show are $12.50 pre-sale and $13.50 day of the show.

Both shows include a FREE copy of Finch‘s ”What It Is To Burn” cd with ticket purchase! Come claim your cd at the show and make way for the rock!

Check out Finch on tour on the following dates:

2/22/02 San Diego, CA @ Epicentre w/ Days Away

2/23/02 Santa Barbara, CA @ Coach House w/ Yellowcard

3/12/02 *RECORD RELEASE SHOW* Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues w/ Allister

3/16/02 *RECORD RELEASE SHOW* West Hollywood, CA @ Roxy

3/30/02 Las Vegas, NV @ Desert Breeze Skate Park
w/ Alien Ant Farm, Fenix TX, Glassjaw, and more.

Plus, check out Finch all summer long on the Drive-Thru Records Stage at The Warped Tour!

Finch‘s ”What It Is To Burn” is now available for pre-order exclusively at All pre-orders will include a special Finch ”Project Mayhem” button. Plus, all orders placed before March 12th can be personalized by the band. We’re talking about autographs, man!

If you haven’t downloaded ”Untitled” from, it’s never too late to get off your butt and do it. We wouldn’t steer you wrong either. The song kicks ass! Stay tuned for another song from the record on in less than a week!

Can’t wait until March 12th to hear the entire Finch record? Listen to ”What It Is To Burn” in its entirely here:

Not only can you listen to the entire record online, but you can read information about the band, check out tour dates, pre-order the cd online, and send it to your friends! Word to your mother, your mother’s mother, her mom’s mom…hell, word to everyone!

As if an entire album of new material isn’t enough, Finch will be debuting a new, yet to be titled, song on the upcoming ”Welcome To The Family” compilation, available in stores everywhere April 2002!

That’s all for now.
”What It Is To Burn.”
March 12, 2002.

Thank you.

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Paul, otherwise known as Sav, is quite possibly the only member of the Punktastic team to actually have a proper job. But don't hold that against him. He's actually a proper journalist, (a reporter for a daily northern paper) and so adds a bit of credence to the team. Except you wouldn't think that by reading his reviews. Maybe somebody should tell him that it is quality and not quantity that counts! Sav actually ended up working for Punktastic after meeting Nick at university, and the pair bonded over all things punk rock. Another guitarist, he also "writes a lot of songs about relationships, and how mine went wrong." Oh, and he loves the Ataris, if you hadn't already noticed. In his spare time he worships at the church of Kris Roe... Other fave bands include: MxPx, New Found Glory, Blink 182, Weezer, Midtown, Reel Big Fish, The Get Up Kids, Alkaline Trio, NOFX, Green Day, Deftones, Lit and Silverchair to name but a few. Hobbies include, sleeping, drinking, eating fish and supporting Grimsby Town FC. But hey, somebody has to.