Burning Stars: In October you announced you would be doing a 10 Year Anniversary Show for your album What It
Is To Burn at the Glass House in Pomona. How was the idea brought about to play the show?
Randy: It all came about when our former manager Andy Harris called each of us one by one asking if we'd be into playing a
Glasshouse show and a show in London. It would be an understatement to say that we were very excited about the
opportunity to all play again. I think the only initial thought was that no one would even care anymore but the shocking part
was that we all agreed to do it in the first place. So once everything was in place we set it up and the demand far exceeded
our any expectations that we might have had. I'm still in shock that this is happening and we're all extremely great full that it
came up.

BS: Since the announcement of this show and tickets selling out in minutes you have added more dates at the
Glass House plus dates throughout the US and over in the UK and Europe. Did you expect the show to sell out
that quickly and for there to be such a high demand for more shows in other cities?
Randy: We went in with absolutely no expectations at all. The fact that we have such die hard fans that connected with that
album, and whether they are going for nostalgia or because it still lives in their veins and life just as it does ours is very
difficult to even put into words. We wish we could play more shows but, there are personal limitations of what we can do with
our time now a days. Many of us have families and careers that we need to be conscious of in the real world. Finch is the only
good dream and I never want to wake up, but unfortunately, reality can be a real nightmare when you've been living in your
dream world for so long. I think we've all learned our lessons and finally figured out the right balance, and that feels great. We
are so surprised and thankful that people have stuck with us for so long even though it feels like just yesterday we were in the
studio tracking those parts with Mark Trombino at Big Fish Studios. What an amazing adventure story locked in the vaults
gets to be re-opened and we couldn't be more thrilled.

BS: With about a 20 date tour coming up in February and March do you think the band will continue touring and
possibly releasing new material? Or will these be the final shows for the band?
Randy: I've learned never to say never at this point. The band has officially broken up twice formally but, I think it would be
better to leave a few more pages in this book clean and unwritten yet. You never know what could happen... That being said,
there are no plans what so ever to continue writing songs with finch or continuing on with the band after these events run
there course.

BS: What are you looking forward to most to playing these shows?
Randy: Well I can't lie. I want to melt our fans faces off and we are practicing our asses off to get it just right. I want to bring
the energy of those early shows in finch where I could barely play guitar or sing back ups (still don't really know how to) and
just MELT FACE!!!
We have a lot of very cool things for our fans lined up that we've been working on and I hope everyone can walk away with
amazing memories and lose themselves with us in the music, just like the old days when we weren't afraid of letting go and just
saying, "fuck it, i'm going to pogo, mosh, loose my mind and do whatever this music makes me feel like doing in the moment".
It's going to be the finch show that we've always wanted and I think the fans always wanted too, just 10 years late haha.


BS: Between 2008 and 2010 you were working on a new album. Did the album ever get finished and do you think
the band will release it?
Randy: Yes we were. I think a lot of the rough rough rough (do I sound like a dog with rabbies yet?) demos leaked online.
There is a chance that had we made it to the point of actually recording a 3rd album in a real studio that we'd have given
maybe 2 of those songs a shot and total make overs. We always write in the moment and rarely hold onto old ideas. Like I
said before, the chances of us getting back together and actually pursing another record are slimmer than a skeleton.
Hypothetically though, if we did it would be something completely different.  P.S. I have no idea how those songs leaked out  
of our vault, but it's extremely embarrassing. When people listen to those songs in the state they were in, it's like somebody
getting into your dirty laundry and airing it out in front of who ever is curious enough to see it. It really bothered me. The last
song we did in finch that I feel fully behind is Hail to the Fire. That is a Finch song with a fitting title that actually goes full circle
and completes that era of the band with dignity and our true sound.

BS: The upcoming shows will be your first shows since 2004 with Alex Pappas and with almost the original lineup.
Are you excited to be playing with him again? How come Derek Doherty is not doing these shows with you?
Randy: Yes, we're all very excited about playing with Pappas again and rekindling our friendship has been amazing. He is so
passionate about the project and it's the only true way we could have done this. His drumming on that record is truly unique
and was instrumental in forming our sound. As far as DD is concerned, we as a band do not feel we can share these
experiences with him. Irreconcilable differences you might say. We wish him well.

BS: Nate has another band called Earthbound Ghost. Do you or anyone else have other bands/projects?
Randy: Nate is also in the midst of putting out a solo record and working with his other main band Reverend Crow who will
actually be playing with us at a Glasshouse show which is rad. Pappas also has a band that will be opening up called Hancox
that features the other dudes in the Guano Bats (Pappas will however not be playing drums). I play with some of my buddies
in a band called XO, we all met when I was living in Atlanta and they recently moved out to Long Beach. They will be playing
without me on one of the shows as well. It's pretty rad that we're bringing it all back. Marc Allen is currently in Weatherbox and
he will be on a Glasshouse show too. It's funny and rad to have all people from our past and present that we're on good terms
with being under the same roof. It's such a family that we have in Finch so having an excuse to get everybody together is very
very cool.

BS: Do you have anything else you would like to add or final words for your fans?
Randy: Speaking on behalf of the band, THANK YOU X ∞!!! None of this that we do now would have been possible at this
point. We owe the best times in our lives to you. If you're coming to the shows, let yourself be free! You only live once and we
rarely get second chances. Lets party like it's 1999!

For more info on Finch please visit: www.finch-music.com

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