Published Dec 01, 2016Kitchener-Waterloo, ON-based alt-rock unit Gold Finch are almost ready to unleash their sophomore EP Forlorn, but first, Exclaim! is giving you an early listen to the upcoming record in its entirety.
The five-song set was recorded with Sam Guaiana at Toronto studio Room 21, and it hears the band showing off a fuller more "mature" sound than was heard on their debut, I've Haunted Myself for Too Long. The new tracks find Conor McCartney, Omi Khatib and Spencer Thompson joined by new members Lukas Foote and Jonah Snooks, adding extra dimension to the band's dynamic sound.
The EP opens rather melodramatically with the sad, sparse "Everything," before the punishing rhythm section makes itself heard on "How I've Been." That crunchier, hard-hitting rock sound carries through "Winter Sun," though "Sepulchre" marks a return to sombre, sparse instrumentation and a spoken word-style vocal performance. "Rusted Gold" then wraps up the album with a final blast of heavy, melodic rock.
"The EP is influenced by '90s grunge and a bit of modern rock," the band tell Exclaim! "Every track on the EP is different than the other because we wanted to try a bit of everything. We wrote these songs for ourselves — and we're happy that this is what we can share with everyone."
You can hear Forlorn in its entirety right now below, prior to its official release tomorrow (December 2). Scroll past the band's upcoming live dates to give it a listen.
12/09 Brampton, ON - Spot One Grill
12/16 Guelph, ON - Up/Down Fest