Our first single off of our next full length record (due out later this year) is now available to buy at Bandcamp. Happy listening & many, many thanks to everyone involved.
Yay! We are so stoked & a little tired, too, BUT our two new songs have been shipped off through the internet to the talented T.W. Walsh to be mastered & then released on December 18th. “Vacant Lot” with the B side, “Elephant”, mark the first time we’ve actually recorded as a full band since our whole first album was Aaron & Grace + friends filling in on instruments. Listening to theses songs on repeat has been stunning & we couldn’t be more excited to start off our series of single releases with them.
Happy Winter to you all & come out to see us at our release show on December 18th at Columbia City Theater in Seattle (or one of our tour shows if you’re in another town) & also we will have Goldfinch buttons, t shirts & maybe some knuckle tattoos there to buy. Actually, knuckle tattoos didn’t happen, but only because we have one too many letters in our name.
- December 4th @The Green Frog in Bellingham w/The Crying Shame, Hannalee
- December 18th @Columbia City Theater in Seattle RELEASE SHOW w/Cobirds Unite, Trespassers William, buy tickets here
- January 28th @Ella St Social Club in Portland w/Drew Grow & The Pastors’ Wives
- February 4th @The Warehouse in Tacoma w/Grand Hallway, Birds & Batteries, Kimo Muraki
One year ago we were honored to play Tacoma’s best underground music promoters’, The Warehouse, very first show along with San Francisco’s Birds & Batteries. The folks who run The Warehouse are truly special & are so dedicated to making & growing a music scene in this town that is good for touring & local bands and the folks who live here & want to see great music as well. We pretty much love them.
This year we get to play on the one year anniversary of this traveling troupe of show makers & it’s alongside some of our favorite Portland musicians, Drew Grow & The Pastors’ Wives & Kelli Schaefer. It’s Halloween, so come out & dress like crazy.
The Warehouse Presents:
Goldfinch, Drew Grow & The Pastors’ Wives, & Kelli Schaefer, October 27th, 7pm, $8, All Ages
Tickets can get obtained here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/134703
It’s kind of hard to believe that we’ve gone so long as a band without ever really doing a good old fashioned photo shoot. We set out last year on the nude pictorial odyssey with Tacoma photographer, Jason Ganwich, that turned into Goldfinch: Hide, an artistic endeavor that, while deeply satisfying, didn’t really leave us with much in the way of useable press shots.
Fast forward our little band to a year later & we’ve just had the privilege of spending a grey Sunday afternoon with one of our favorite photographers & Goldfinch supporters, James Bailey. We connected with James nearly a year ago as he was the house photographer for Neumo’s & took some really great shots of us at the Maldives’ Christmas Party we played there.
A week or so previous to the shoot Grace got to take James on a walking tour of Tacoma to scout out locations & get a feel for the place we live & create our music in. The day of the shoot arrived & the fruits of it are heart-worthy awesomeness & feel perfectly Goldfinch.
Way back in March (and again in June) we had the pleasure of performing a few of our songs alongside choreographed dancers as a part of MLK Ballet’s MOVE! series. MLK Ballet is Tacoma’s only tuition-free dance school & they provide excellent classes for students of all incomes & levels. Basically, they are awesome & they occasionally collaborate with live musicians like us. All MOVE! series performances are fundraisers for the school & we were glad to to be a part of it, even if it did mean working under greater pressure than usual to play our songs right.
This is “Cosmonaut”, “Go Easy On Me” & “Yellow Wings”.
It’s hard to think of a better way to spend what will probably be another dark and rainy Thursday night than joining John Roderick of The Long Winters at one of our very favorite places to see music (and eat beef panang curry and drink ginger cocktails by candelight) in Seattle, The Triple Door. We’ve been invited to play with “John & Friends” and, as much as it’d be nice to stay home & watch a new episode of something that will show up on Hulu the next morning anyway, or mess around in the garage talking about exciting things like “band dynamics” & “tempos”, we’re going to hit the road for Seattle once again to do what we love more than just about anything else.
With all this extra time on our hands over the summer we’ve managed to squeeze out a few new songs so expect to hear some classic Goldfinch hits alongside stuff you’ve never heard but which will still get stuck in your head because that’s the way we like it.
The show is all ages on Thursday, September 30th & doors are at 6pm, though we highly recommend picking up your tickets ahead of time. Also, we are not kidding about that beef panang curry.