Are there any Finch fans out there? If so, they should be pissed about the latest news regarding the band and its upcoming release for two reasons. First, the release date of the live CD/DVD What It Is To Burn X has been pushed back to February 25, 2013. I guess that’s not really a reason to be pissed, since fans are fans and will just suck it up and wait a little longer.
The second reason Finch fans should be pissed is the fact that the band is releasing What It Is To Burn X. It can’t be said that Finch isn’t a hard-working band because they have and toured extensively, however, they are a less-than-productive band. With only two full-length releases (What It Is To Burn – 2002 and Say Hello To Sunshine – 2005) and three EPs () since forming in 1999, it seems they’ve hardly earned the right to release a 10-year anniversary live version of their first album. Being that the 2002 album is their best and most successful, it’s probably the only thing from their miniature catalog that fans listen to.
The point is that this is the type of release you’d expect from a much more productive band, such as DevilDriver, who’s released 6 albums in 10 years, and fans may have “forgotten” the first album.
Aside from not really earning the right to release such an album, Finch is insulting their fans by doing so. Seriously, 14 years together and just 2 albums to show for it!
At any rate, fans are fans and they’ll buy it.
What It Is To Burn X is a live CD/DVD celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Finch’s landmark album. It was filmed and recorded at The Glasshouse in Pomona, California, where the band performed their full-length in its entirety. Pre-orders for the disc and exclusive merch can be placed now at the Tragic Hero MerchNow Store.