Best New Band Of The Month: Rosy Finch
If the rumors that 90’s music is making a comeback are true than Rosy Finch should be riding the crest of that wave. This stoner grunge trio play their songs with a garage band mindset and the aesthetic suits them perfectly.
Take one listen to “Úrsula” and you will be hooked the second the vocals hit. If Courtney Love wishes she could do an Alice In Chains impression (minus being bat shit crazy and drug addicted), the result might sound something like this. The song itself plays out almost like a movie with a beginning, middle and end. The verses and choruses get repeated twice before giving way to a calm, serene yet gloomy middle section before climaxing and carrying you home. The vocal catchiness alone should earn bonus points because the song is sung entirely in Spanish yet it’s so powerful that the language barrier is inconsequential. Oh, and the music is expertly constructed too. The guitar riffs, bass lines and drumming all go tit for tat with the vocal melodies to make for a powerful listening experience. Musically, the influences are comparable to Sonic Youth, The Melvins and Hole but as with most resurgences in dormant genres of music, Rosy Finch put their own stamp on it by taking you to a darker, grittier place.
There’s more where that came from. Steam Rosy Finch’s debut album Witchboro below and get the full effect. These two ladies and one gentleman continue to throw one catchy hook after another throughout the entire album backed by carefully thought out songwriting and a raw production. You can actually hear guitarist/vocalist Mireia Porto’s fingers scraping across the fretboard on several tracks. Songs like “Polvo Zombi” strike a balance between caustic doom and a dual angelic vocal delivery that is both simultaneously haunting and beautiful. The albums later tracks “Ligiea” and “Mistress of All Evil” move into more experimental territory as they start off as songs and then break out into unexpected jam sessions yet strong riff construction and infectious melodies remain intact. So put on a flannel, stop combing your hair and contemplate moving to Seattle as you immerse yourself in Rosy Finch’s infectious aura. Scratch that part about moving to Seattle because this trio resides in Spain so you likely won’t encounter them there unless it’s on a tour stop.