Aaron Stevens: guitar, vocals
Grace Sullivan: keys, vocals
Paul Hirschl: drums, vocals
Jake Rohr, bass
Does it look like Goldfinch is hiding something?
Goldfinch is Grace Sullivan and Aaron Stevens. But mostly Goldfinch is its own thing – just Goldfinch. Grace plays keyboards and sings. Aaron plays guitar and sings. Friends play with them, sing with them, or not. Choose to listen to the music and you’ll see that Goldfinch likes the lone-highway desolation that comes with its sparse lineup. Aaron grew up the son of a foursquare preacher. Grace says she came from the dodge-ball denomination.
It’s been a tough couple of years for Goldfinch. People have died. People they loved. People with unresolved issues. To make music in the middle of such hardship – well, they feel like the universe honored that. Choose to listen to their music and you’re choosing catharsis, with all the empty bottles and bloody footprints that come with it.
Choose to listen to the music. It’s been incubating for the dozen years Aaron and Grace banged their harmonious heads against the walls of failed bands and studio sessions. All that frustration was released on one late-night drive home when they talked about the sparse sounds and empty spaces they wanted to create. When Goldfinch came out of its silent shell. Choose to listen to the music. On CD, you’ll see that Goldfinch worked to record all the vocals live, on a single track, and to keep the first take of almost every song. Hear them live, and you’ll walk out singing more and aching less. Perfection is not the goal. Honesty is. Goldfinch doesn’t want to hide behind anything.
They’re sick of putting up fronts. This is really them. No hiding. No secrets. No lies. Just the naked truth. -Tom Llewellyn