The FINKS were born after a drunk pair of rock and rollers woke up the next day to find the other renamed "Fink" on their phones.
As enigmatic as the band's name, the duos pairing in music was just so: Nelson (guitar and vocals) moved to NYC to finish school and found a long-haired, bandana-clad Jonny Molina (drums) in his class. Next day, they were jamming and seeing shows in Brooklyn. Nelson would not last in Harlem.
Actual Fink material did not come until Nelson left a previous outfit and wrote new music he hadn't explored before in summer 2010.
Demos piled and the pair hooked up to flesh out the songs.
With the addition of Nick Cirillo on bass in October 2010, the FINKS set out to play local Brooklyn venues.
Lee McAlilly picked up permanent bass duties shortly after. The FINKS continued to play, write and record new material over the next couple of months.
Their first single was the summery but bleak look on relations titled 'Valley Girl' released in April 2011.
Live shows and demos kept piling, and with local attention now on them, a second single was prepared.
Shortly after, Lee ended his bass duties and the FINKS continued as they first began, as a loud-ass rock duo.
'Paranoia' came out on Christmas day 2011.