A few weeks ago we spoke with The Finches, a folk-rock duo consisting of Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs and Aaron Morgan. The band was first recommended to us by Petracovich and we featured one of the songs from their Six Songs EP on our October Monthly Mix. We sat down with Carolyn and Aaron to discuss Human Like a House, their brand new full-length debut CD, and their upcoming CD release party.
With a sonic palette focused on two guitars and two voices, the emphasis in Human Like a House is on melody and lyricism. This is an album full of wonderful little details–an unexpected bridge, a flourish of pedal steel guitar, a harmony capturing a beautiful moment. Rightly, the band is proud of this album, which boasts contributions from both members’ biological and musical family and friends and yet never feels like anything less than a personal collection of songs.
The Finches celebrate the release of their new album with a show at the end of the month:
Wednesday, January 31st
Cafe du Nord
with The Moore Brothers, Colossal Yes, The Mantles
You can also catch them at Amoeba Music in San Francisco on Saturday, January 27th at 2pm. More details can be found here.
Human Like a House will be released on Dulc-I-Tone Records on January 30th. Information about how to order the CD can be found here. To hear more and get their full list of tour dates, head over to their web site and MySpace page.
Thanks again for listening and we’ll see you back here next Tuesday!