January 30, 2007
Who: Not to be confused with pop-punk band Finch, the Finches consist of Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs (vocals/guitar) and Roots of Orchis' Aaron Morgan (vocals/guitar). Fueled by the impressive record sales of their first self-released EP, Six Songs (which sold over 1,200 copies without the help of any distribution), the pair signed to Dulc-I-Tone Records to release Human like a House.
What's the Deal: Human like a House breezes along with gently weaving guitars and pitch-perfect harmonies. Ranging from dreams about June Carter Cash's voice to childhood memories, Riggs' Mirah-like vocals and eloquently nostalgic lyrics are always delivered sincerely. And, as an added bonus, the album comes with a chipboard digipack, which features twelve of Riggs' beautiful, delicate woodcut drawings.
Fun Fact: "My first self-elected instrument was a bright red, rattling drum set," Riggs revealed to SPIN.com. "I still have hopes of incorporating some percussion into the live shows -- big, rolling-thunderous, timpani drums." KRISTINA GRINOVICH