Say Hello to Sunshine

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Say Hello to Sunshine
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Studio album by Finch
Released June 7, 2005
Recorded 2004–05 at Ocean Studios, Big Fish Studios and Avatar Studios.
Genre Pop punk,[1] post-hardcore
Length 50:17
Label Drive-Thru, Geffen
Producer Finch, Jason Cupp, and Ben Moore (All songs excluding 4, 11, and 13)
Finch chronology
What It Is to Burn
(2002)What It Is to Burn2002
Say Hello to Sunshine
(2005)
Finch
(2008)Finch2008
Singles from Say Hello to Sunshine
  1. "Bitemarks and Bloodstains"
    Released: May 17, 2005

Say Hello to Sunshine is the second studio album by American post-hardcore band Finch. It is their last album with bassist Derek Doherty, and their only album with drummer Marc Allen.

Production[edit]

This album signalled a sharp departure from the band's last release, What It Is to Burn. Say Hello to Sunshine introduced a harder, gritty sound, with less screaming and a more alternative rock sound when compared to earlier recordings.[2] The album was produced with Jason Cupp (The Kite-Eating Tree, The Valley Arena), who also produced the band's self-titled EP. Cupp was the 3rd producer to work on the album after the band worked on the album over a 2-year period. Originally the band started working with Mark Trombino but due to personal issues, the band felt he wasn't really into it and fired him [3]

Release[edit]

Say Hello to Sunshine was released on June 7, 2005. "Bitemarks and Bloodstains" was released to radio on June 21, 2005.[4] On February 20, 2006, Finch announced an indefinite hiatus.[5] The band wanted "Ink" to be released as the first single but the label chose "Bloodstains" as it was the most similar to their previous material. Due to the label disliking the direction of the music on the album the label dumped the album with little to no promotion whatsoever. [6]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk 6.7/10[7]
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
IGN 2.9/10 [8]
Melodic 3/5 stars [9]
Punknews.org 1/5 stars[10]
Sputnikmusic 4/5[11]

The album received mixed reactions. Some were disappointed, having been expecting a similar sound to their previous material, whereas others embraced the change in direction. According to Barcalow, the record label hated the album so much that they wanted to shelve it.[12]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Finch.

No. Title Length
1. "Insomniatic Meat" 4:24
2. "Revelation Song" 3:22
3. "Brother Bleed Brother" 3:41
4. "A Piece of Mind" 3:05
5. "Ink" 3:35
6. "Fireflies" 3:28
7. "Hopeless Host" 4:19
8. "Reduced to Teeth" 3:53
9. "A Man Alone" 4:16
10. "Miro" 3:13
11. "Ravenous" 2:39
12. "Bitemarks and Bloodstains" 4:39
13. "The Casket of Roderick Usher" 1:50
14. "Dreams of Psilocybin" 3:53
Bonus Tracks
No. Title Length
1. "Gak 2" (UK release) 5:39
2. "Spanish Fly" (Japanese release) 2:38

Personnel[edit]

  • Nate Barcalow - vocals
  • Randy Strohmeyer - guitar
  • Alex Linares - guitar
  • Derek Doherty - bass guitar
  • Marc Allen - drums, percussion
  • Nick Buchmiller - piano on "Bitemarks and Bloodstains", "Miro" and "A Man Alone"
  • Mike Fasano - drum technician
  • Jason Cupp / Ben Moore - production
  • Jeff Soto - artwork

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Say Hello to Sunshine - Finch | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved October 31, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Finch - Say Hello To Sunshine CD Album". Cduniverse.com. 2005-06-07. Retrieved 2012-03-08. 
  3. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ko6ZNTbXqUM&t=1814s
  4. ^ "FMQB Airplay Archive: Modern Rock". Friday Morning Quarterback Album Report, Incorporated. Retrieved October 30, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Finch taking "indefinite break" from music". Alternative Press. February 20, 2006. Retrieved July 19, 2016. 
  6. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ko6ZNTbXqUM&t=1814s
  7. ^ Weber, Scott. "Finch - Say Hello to Sunshine - Album Review". AbsolutePunk. Retrieved October 31, 2015. 
  8. ^ JR (August 2, 2005). "Finch - Say Hello to Sunshine". IGN. Archived from the original on February 7, 2007. Retrieved July 21, 2017. 
  9. ^ Roth, Kaj (June 6, 2005). "Finch - Say Hello to Sunshine". Melodic. Retrieved July 17, 2017. 
  10. ^ Bryan (June 21, 2005). "Finch - Say Hello To Sunshine". Punknews.org. Retrieved October 31, 2015. 
  11. ^ Flatley, Ryan. "Finch (US) - Say Hello to Sunshine (album review 6)". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved October 30, 2015. 
  12. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ko6ZNTbXqUM&t=1814s